DEREK MAUL 
Author; Speaker; Storyteller; Observer; Blogger; Disciple
 
General biographical information:
Derek Maul writes regular columns for a number of news outlets, including the Christian Voice, the Osprey Observer and FOCUS Magazine. His commentary and features have appeared in Newsweek, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, the Tampa Tribune, Presbyterians Today, the United Methodist News Service, Guideposts, Chicken Soup for the Soul, All Pro Dad and many other print and online publications.

Derek's first book, "GET REAL: a spiritual journey for men" was released in 2007; his second book, In My Heart I Carry A Star: stories for Advent" debuted in the fall of 2008; "The Unmaking of a Part Time Christian" was released September of 2009; "Reaching Toward Easter: devotions for Lent" and "10 Life-Charged Words; real faith for men" hit the shelves in 2012. Since then he has re-released "In My Heart" under his own label, and added two more selections: "Pilgrim in Progress" (2015), and "In God's Image" (2016). His first novel is anticipated in the Spring of 2017.

Derek is married to Rebekah Maul, a Presbyterian Pastor in Wake Forest, North Carolina. They have two children; Andrew (who currently lives in Uzbekistan with his wife, Alicia), and Naomi (who lives in Virginia with her husband Craig Campbell, and their two children, David and Rebekah.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Derek taught public school in Florida for eighteen years, including cutting-edge work with autistic children. He holds bachelor's degrees in psychology and education from Stetson University and the University of West Florida.

Derek is active in teaching at his church: adult Sunday school, and men's Bible study/spiritual formation groups. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, photography, reading, cooking, playing guitar, and golf.

  • Other details:
  • Born and raised in the south of England.
  • Degrees in psychology (Stetson), and education (UWF)
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