Mary Heyn is a recently retired Christian elementary schoolteacher with a love for God, a love for children, and a recognized gift for words. She is also the published author of City of Light (Rose Dog Books), Mary’s Gospel Glory Stories, Mary’s Old Testament Tales, Mary's Baby Church Tales and many unpublished songs.
The Tao Te Ching is the most widely traslated book in world literature, after the Bible. Yet the gemlike lucidity of the original has eluded most previous translations, and they have obscured some of its central ideas. Now the Tao Te ching has been rendered into English by the eminent scholar and traslator Stephen Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell's Dropping Ashes on the Buddha is a modern Zen classic, and his translations of Rilke and of the Book of Job have already been called definitive for our time.