I’m Joel J. Miller. I’m the chief content officer of Michael Hyatt & Co. As an author, editor, and executive I have almost two decades of experience in the publishing industry, including as vice president of editorial and acquisitions for Thomas Nelson, an imprint of HarperCollins. This is my private miscellany, commonplace book, and home away from home.
As an editor, I’ve worked with bestselling authors, such as U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett; personal-finance guru Dave Ramsey; Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew P. Napolitano; nationally syndicated radio host Hugh Hewitt; Ronald Reagan biographer Craig Shirley; Dietrich Bonhoeffer biographer Eric Metaxas; memoirist Donald Miller; and spirituality writers such as Frederica Mathewes-Green and John Eldredge.
I’ve written a few books of my own, including: Lifted by Angels, a look at angels through the art and literature of ancient and early medieval Christians; The Revolutionary Paul Revere, a biography; and Bad Trip, a conservative case for ending the war on drugs (and arguably the only such book that begins with an epigraph from Martin Luther).
My work has been described as “powerful” (Washington Times), “lively” (World), and “well-researched and bitingly written” (Publishers Weekly). Lifted by Angels has also been published in Spanish and Polish, two languages I regret to say I don’t know.
My articles have been featured in the Washington Post, Reason, American Spectator, National Review, FoxNews.com, RealClearReligion, and other publications. Reason adapted portions of my book Size Matters for a cover story. I’ve also blogged on faith and culture for both Patheos and Ancient Faith Radio.