Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat


Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat have been covering contemporary culture and the spiritual renaissance for four decades. They are the authors of Spiritual Literacy: Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life (1998). In that book, they introduced the Alphabet of Spiritual Literacy — 37 spiritual practices that are common in the world’s religions. Their book Spiritual Rx: Prescriptions for Living a Meaningful Life (2001) recommends resources and exercises for exploring those practices. They are also the authors of two gift paperbacks, 100 Ways to Keep Your Soul Alive (1994) and its sequel 100 More Ways to Keep Your Soul Alive (1997).

In 2006, they launched on, which has 27,000 pages of content. Each year the Brussats identify spiritual themes in more than 300 books, 50 audios, and 300 films.

Frederic is a United Church of Christ clergyman with a journalism ministry, and Mary Ann is an interfaith minister, ordained by the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary. The Brussats are members of Judson Memorial Church, a United Church of Christ congregation in Greenwich Village, New York City. They are also initiates of the Mevlevi Sufi Order that traces its inspiration to Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi. They live in a loft in New York City with their cats.