Some you may recognize, others may be new to you. They represent different faiths, viewpoints, political affiliations, and world views. What they all have in common is a love of the written word and the courage to put their thoughts down on paper to be studied, critiqued, contested, spoken aloud, heard, and of course, read. As always, the list is not comprehensive. Does such a list exist? Hopefully you will see old friends and new faces whose words inspire you to think, question, examine, and perhaps pen your own thoughts. Did your favorite author make the list?