Stephen Mitchell's many books include Tao Te Ching, Parables and Portraits, The Gospel According to Jesus, and A Book of Psalms.
Stephen Mitchell was born in Brooklyn in 1943, educated at Amherst, the Sorbonne, and Yale, and de-educated through intensive Zen practice. A poet, scholar, translator, and anthologist, Mitchell enjoys distilling the central spiritual themes from much of the world’s scriptures. His many books include the best-selling Tao Te Ching, Gilgamesh, The Gospel According to Jesus, Bhagavad Gita, The Book of Job, The Second Book of the Tao, and The Iliad. He is also the coauthor of two of his wife Byron Katie’s best-selling books: Loving What Is and A Thousand Names for Joy.