Emilie Griffin received a B.A. in English and Classics from Newcomb College of Tulane University and pursued graduate studies in theology at Notre Dame Seminary. She recently collaborated with Richard Foster on Spiritual Classics. Emilie is the award-winning author of several other books on the spiritual life including Turning: Reflections on the Experience of Conversion, Wilderness Time: A Guide for Spiritual Retreat, and Doors Into Prayer. Her recent book, Wonderful and Dark is This Road is an introduction and invitation to discover the fascinating, and often misunderstood spiritual phenomenon of mysticism.