Michael Austin received his BA and MA in English from Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the author or editor of seven books and more than 50 articles, book chapters, and reviews. His books include New Testaments, a study of biblical typology in the 17th and 18th centuries;That’s Not What They Meant!, an analysis of the debates of America’s Founding Fathers; and Useful Fictions, an exploration of the connections between cognitive psychology and literature that was named a CHOICE outstanding academic title for 2011. His composition textbook, Reading the World: Ideas that Matter, is used in more than 200 colleges and universities worldwide.Michael is the author of Re-reading Job: Understanding the Ancient World’s Greatest Poem and editor of The Mormoness; Or, The Trials Of Mary Maverick: A Narrative Of Real Events and Boadicea; the Mormon Wife: Life Scenes in Utah. He also contributed a chapter to As Iron Sharpens Iron: Listening to the Various Voices of Scripture.