Mark Vernon is a writer, broadcaster, psychotherapist and former Anglican priest. He contributes regularly to programmes on the BBC, writes and reviews for the national press including the Guardian and the Church Times, as well as giving talks and leading workshops. Vernon works as a psychotherapist in private practice and has also worked at the Maudsley hospital in south London. He lives in London, UK.
Mark Vernon's A Secret History of Christianity rescues Owen Barfield from undeserved obscurity in the shadows of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis but in the process does so much more than that. By tracking Barfield's careful attention to how words are used and what they say about the users, he lifts our eyes, expands our horizons and reintroduces imagination into our shared religious life. We are richer for reading him, and Barfield, and listening carefully to what they have to say.--Nick Spencer, author of The Evolution of the West