About the Author
Bill reviews pre-publication manuscripts, about-to-be-released and early release books for publishers, literary PR firms, and authors in the arenas of faith & culture, economics, and contemporary social issues. He does so gratis.
These publishers include (but are not limited to) Jossey-Bass – A Wiley Imprint (San Francisco), Random House (New York), Crown Publishing (New York). Farrar, Straus & Giroux New York, NY John Wiley & Sons (NY), HarperOne – An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers (San Francisco), HarperCollinsPublishers - New York, The Penguin Press (New York), Tyndale House Publishers, Wm. B. Eerdmans, BakerBooks, Thomas-Nelson Publishers and Bloomberg….to name a few
Bill is published in numerous professional publications, journals, magazines, e-zines, websites, newspapers and newsletters. He is an award winning photographer.
Bill is an ongoing contributor to the faith & culture and economics dialog from a public policy and social justice standpoint. He has been characterized as a gifted story teller. He is the author of The Porpoise Diving Life – Reality For The Rest of Us – Picking Up Where Purpose-Driven Peters Out. The website and monthly ezine by the same name have thousands of subscribed readers in over 180 different countries. The audio book was released in November 2007 (now available on Amazon Kindle). The book has received endorsements from well-known, progressive, national, leaders in the faith & culture arena including theologians Brian McLaren, Tony Jones, Jim Henderson , author Jim Palmer and others.
Bill’s writings have been published in Naked Capitalism, Seeking Alpha, Economic Populist, Ecobizwatch, The Audacity of Help, The Economic Roadmap, The New Zealand Journal of Christian Thought & Practice, U.S. Catholic Magazine, Spirituality For Today, Plain Truth Magazine-Christianity Without The Religion, The Source Weekly, Immigration Law Weekly - to name a few. His poems, book reviews and articles about faith and culture and/or social justice are frequently featured on Amazon, Theooze.com, Next-Wave, Emergent Village and Ginkworld. Mr. Dahl authored a chapter in a book (published November 19, 2007) entitled, Out of the Ooze – Unlikely Love Letters To The Church From Beyond The Pew, (NavPress). In September 2012, Bill authored a chapter entitled “Air God #21 – Where’s The Plane of Faith Taking Us in the 21st Century?” — In a book authored by Lowell Stryker Ph.D. titled “Surviving The Stained Glass Jungle – The State and Fate of Christian Ministry.”
He has interviewed many authors including New York Times # 1 Bestselling author William P. ‘Paul” Young – author of The Shack – Where Tragedy Meets Eternity in front of a live audience, Brian McLaren, David Kinnaman, Diana Butler-Bass, Thomas Peele, Bart Ehrman and George Barna — to name a few.
Bill and Jacki have lived in Seattle and Los Angeles, prior to making their home in Oregon. They enjoy creating dialogue in a world gone different.
At present, he is writing a fiction series – stay tuned.
Our take on it:
We are people who are being led to jump the curve where “”Jumping the Curve” means;
1 Imparato, Nicholas and Harari, Oren Jumping The Curve: Innovation and Strategic Choice in an Age of Transition. Jossey-Bass Publishers, Copyright (c) 1996 by Nicholas Imparato and Oren Harari. P. 74.