Tom Head, Ph.D., is a community chaplain primarily serving at-risk communities in Jackson, Mississippi. He is author or coauthor of more than three dozen books on a wide range of topics, including World History 101 (Adams Media/Simon & Schuster), The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to the Bible (Que/Pearson), and Conversations with Carl Sagan (University Press of Mississippi). He is currently a third-year Master of Divinity student at St. Joseph’s College of Maine and pursuing his second unit of clinical pastoral education (CPE) through Sankofa CPE Center. He and his wife are active Catholics and pursuing formation as Secular Discalced Carmelites.