Phyllis Tickle

Denomination: The Episcopal Church (TEC)
Organization: Episcopal Media Center

Ms. Phyllis Tickle is the author of a number of books, including the Divine Hours trilogy. An Episcopalian, she is the former religion editor for Publishers Weekly magazine.

Phyllis Tickle, founding editor of the Religion Department of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, the international journal of the book industry, is frequently quoted in sources like USA TODAY, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, NY TIMES, as well as in electronic media like PBS, NPR, THE HALLMARK CHANNEL, etc., Tickle is an authority on religion in America and a much sought after lecturer on the subject.

In addition to lectures and numerous essays, articles, and interviews, Tickle is the author of over two dozen books in religion and spirituality, most notably the Divine Hours series of manuals for observing fixed-hour prayer: The Divine Hours - Prayers for Summertime, The Divine Hours - Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime, The Divine Hours - Prayers for Springtime, Eastertide - Prayers for Lent Through Easter from The Divine Hours, and Christmastide - Prayers for Advent through Epiphany from The Divine Hours (Doubleday); The Night Offices from The Divine Hours, and The Pocket Edition of The Divine Hours (Oxford University Press); and This is What I Pray Today- The Divine Hours- Prayers for Children (Dutton).

Tickle, who was with PUBLISHERS WEEKLY until her retirement in 2004, began her career as a college teacher and, for almost ten years, served as academic dean to the Memphis College of Art before entering full time into writing and publishing. In September 1996 she received the Mays Award, one of the book industry's most prestigious awards for lifetime achievement in writing and publishing, and specifically in recognition of her work in gaining mainstream media coverage of religion publishing. In 2004, she received the honorary degreee of Doctor of Humane Letters from the Berkeley School of Divinity at Yale University, also in recognition of her work. In 2007, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Christy Awards "In gratitude for a lifetime as an advocate for fiction written to the glory of God."

Tickle is  a Senior Fellow of Cathedral College of the Washington National Cathedral. A founding member of The Canterbury Roundtable, she serves now, as she has in the past, on a number of advisory and corporate boards. A lay eucharistic minister and lector in the Episcopal Church, she is the mother of seven children and, with her physician-husband, makes her home on a small farm in Lucy, Tennessee.

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Lovely Lady

Friday October 24, 2008
Phyllis Tickle is an author, contributing editor in religion for Publishers Weekly, and an authority on religion in America. She lives on a farm in West Tennessee.

The Story of Two Parables

Friday October 24, 2008
Phyllis Tickle is an author, contributing editor in religion for Publishers Weekly, and an authority on religion in America. She lives on a farm in West Tennessee.

Rendering in Our Times

Friday October 24, 2008
Phyllis Tickle is an author, contributing editor in religion for Publishers Weekly, and an authority on religion in America. She lives on a farm in West Tennessee.

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A Tale of Two Parables (Part 1) - Phyllis Tickle on Day1 Sermon Reflections

Friday October 24, 2008
Noted Author and Editor Phylis Tickle on Day1 sermon reflections. Giving and Generosity.

A Tale of Two Parables (Part 2) - Day1 Sermon Reflections

Friday October 24, 2008
Noted author and editor Phyllis Tickle gives a sermon on two parables, and the Day1 Reflection Team takes a look at her message.

Conversation with Phyllis Tickle - A 30 Good Minutes Interview

Friday October 24, 2008
Daniel Pawlus and Lydia Talbot in conversation with Phyllis Tickle, continuing on the topic of forgiveness.

Forgiveness from the Heart - Phyllis Tickle on 30 Good Minutes

Friday October 24, 2008
Phyllis Tickle, author of The Great Emergence and The Divine Hours, reflects on forgiveness in the framework of Jesus' words in Matthew 5:14-15, following the Lord's Prayer: "If you forgive people their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you." It is wise, she says, to stop and ask ourselves, "What if?" What if Jesus meant it, and what if we do, too?