Do We Not Bleed? Dan Taylor

Daniel Taylor calls himself “a Christian humanist with a fondness for the life of the mind, spiritual pilgrimage, and salty snacks.”

You are invited to explore descriptions and excerpts of his books , essays and talks. Also check out his blog and a forum for interacting with him and others—where you can, among other things, participate in an ongoing book discussion.

If you have a bit of wanderlust in you, and a love of history and books, you may be interested in travel opportunities with Taylor through “Thin Places Travel.” A photo gallery offers, among others, pictures from past trips.


  • The third novel in the Jon Mote series, Woe to the Scribes and the Pharisees, will appear in 2018. See “Works in Progress” for an overview.
  • Do We Not Bleed?, the sequel to the first Jon Mote novel, has won a Merit Award as part of Christianity Today‘s 2017 Book Awards. Jon and Judy return to the group home. It was also chosen as one of the “Favorite Books of 2016” by John Wilson of Books and Culture. See the Books page for more, including an excerpt. Now in paperback.
  • Death Comes for the Deconstructionist won the Fiction category for 2016 in the annual Christianity Today Book Awards. The novel also won the Illumination Award for best fiction (Independent Publisher).
  • Written interview with John Wilson regarding Death Comes for the Deconstructionist and Do We Not Bleed? 
  • A brief author interview on Death Comes for the Deconstructionist
  • A brief interview regarding writing and faith; the full interview (34 minutes)
  • John Piper’s review of Death Comes for the Deconstructionist. Another review .
  • Death-Comes-for-the-Deconstructionist-Dan-TaylorFor a description and excerpt of the novel Death Comes for the Deconstructionist see the Books page.
  • Taylor teaches an online course on Spiritual Legacy Writing (memoir) through The Glen Online, a program hosted by Image journal that offers one-on-one online writing workshops and manuscript critiques. Go here to learn more:
  • Next Thin Places Travel tour is “Castles, Cathedrals, and Country Houses of England and Scotland” (fall 2018). See Travel page.
SPEAKING (Recent and Future)

At Calvin College “Festival of Faith and Writing”—April 12-14, 2018