Marlena Graves is published in a variety of venues and is an adjunct professor at Winebrenner Seminary. She is a board member of Evangelicals 4 Justice. Her new book, The Way Up Is Down: Finding Yourself by Forgetting Yourself, is forthcoming (IVP, July 14, 2020). She is also the author of  A Beautiful Disaster: Finding Hope in the Midst of Brokenness (Brazos Press, 2014). She is a member of Ink: A Creative Collective and lives just outside of Toledo, OH with her husband Shawn and their three daughters.