Author Biography - Jane Knuth

Jane Knuth 

Jane Knuth is the author of Thrift Store Saints and Thrift Store Graces. She has been volunteering at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for the last 17 years. She is also a math tutor. Knuth and her husband, Dean, live in Portage, Michigan.

Articles by Jane Knuth

  • The Prayer List

    Jane Knuth reflects on her aunt's prayer list. Read this inspirational story about keeping the family prayer list.

  • We Are Not Trying to Change the World

    Author Jane Knuth reflects on her experience as a volunteer at a St. Vincent de Paul Society thrift store.

  • Bread-Dough Faith

    Jane Knuth explains bread-dough faith, the kind that makes you want to push up sleeves and get both hands into the thick of it.

  • Water and Advent

    What does water have to do with Advent? Read Jane Knuth's reflection on water and Advent.

  • Homelessness

    Mary and Joseph were members of the homeless population. On that cold December night did Mary and Joseph truly believe that they were the beloved children of God?

Books by Jane Knuth

Love Will Steer Me True

A Mother and Daughter’s Conversations on Life, Love, and God

Love Will Steer Me True shows how a mother and daughter swerve and weave their way into a new understanding of themselves, of their familial relationship, and of their faith.

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Thrift Store Graces

Finding God’s Gifts in the Midst of the Mess

Jane Knuth is back with another book full of her experiences serving as a once reluctant, now enthusiastic volunteer at a Saint Vincent de Paul thrift store in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Thrift Store Saints

Meeting Jesus 25¢ at a Time

Thrift Store Saints is a collection of true stories based on Jane Knuth's experience serving the poor at a St. Vincent de Paul thrift store.

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