Ted Brownstein is a highly regarded researcher and popular writer with a broad background in diverse fields. He holds a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin in Biblical Studies and had a successful career as an economic analyst. Ted has dug deeply into subjects as varied as interfaith religious studies, the life insurance industry, the stock market, ancient Near Eastern history, Mayan archaeology and Florida history. His previously published works include The Interfaith Prayer Book, a compilation of prayers from six world faiths (2001), Sunshine Republic, a futuristic novel set in Lake Worth, Florida (2010), Pioneers of Jewell, a documentary history of early Lake Worth (2013) and an expanded edition of the Interfaith Prayer Book (2014). Brownstein is active in his community, serving on the Lake Worth Martin Luther King Committee and the Lake Worth Centennial Committee, is co-founder of the Lake Worth Interfaith Network, organizer of the Earth Day Peace Jam, and past president of the Kiwanis Club. Born in New York City in 1951, Brownstein has been married since 1970, has two married daughters and three grandchildren. He has been a resident of Lake Worth, Florida, since 1987.