David Giuliano is a Spiritual Guide, Writer and Speaker. David is an award-winning writer of hundreds of articles, essays, and poems. His Postcards from the Valley: Encounters with Fear, Faith and God was a Canadian Best Seller. He has also published two illustrated children’s books: The Alligator in Naomi’s Pillow and Jeremiah and the Letter e.
His recent book, It’s Good to Be Here: Stories we tell about cancer, is a spiritual memoire about his 20-year journey with cancer. In it he challenges the ubiquitous and one dimensional “battle with cancer” narrative, with alternative stories about temples, treasure, light, pilgrimage, wolves and love. David brings fierce honesty and humour to a conversation about the metaphysics of medicine and the power of story to heal.
David was ordained as a minister in The United Church of Canada in 1987. He holds three Master’s degrees, in Divinity, Theology and Science. David has diplomas in Expressive Arts Therapy and in Spiritual Direction. He received an Honorary Doctorate from Huntington University at Laurentian in Sudbury, Ontario. He is an inspirational speaker, providing keynote talks in every province in Canada. David was the 39 Moderator of The United Church of Canada.
David and his beloved, Pearl, live in Marathon, Ontario on the north shore of Lake Superior, where they raised their children Jeremiah and Naomi, now young adults launched into the world. He enjoys Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter and trail running, hiking, biking and sea kayaking on the big lake in the summer.
David’s first novel – The Undertaking of Billy Buffone – is due out April 2021.
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David welcomes your comments about It’s Good to Be Here.
He is available for occasional online book club conversations and speaking engagements. Contact him for more information about bookings.