About Ann J. Temkin

To Comfort the Afflicted and Challenge the Comfortable

I was born to a jewish father and gentile mother and raised in no faith tradition. I am an ex-nun and a protestant minister. My journey has been long and winding and includes contemplative practice, graduate degrees in theology and counseling, many years as a psychotherapist and as a minister, interfaith work and now a book, Sight In The Sandstorm: Jesus in His World and Mine.

What began as a personal journey has become a passion to share a “sideways” look at Jesus with the hope that it brings some small bit of healing. And at the same time, or perhaps as a necessary part of any true healing process, my desire is to “comfort the afflicted” and challenge the comfortable.

Read about my new memoir The Smoking Nun 



sight in the sandstorm