Jack Zavada

Jack Zavada
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  • Freelance writer focusing on the Bible, theology, and religious topics
  • Has published nearly a dozen books, mostly on Christian lifestyle topics
  • Is a former newspaper reporter, technical editor, and public relations director


Jack Zavada began his 45-year career as a newspaper reporter and Associated Press wire editor and later served as a technical editor at the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL). Zavada is also a former writer for ThoughtCo covering the Bible, theology, and other Christian topics. Zavada has published nearly a dozen books, many of which focus on Christian lifestyle topics. 


Jack Zavada earned his master's degree in English composition and Bachelor of Science degree in English literature, both at Illinois State University.

Awards and Publications

Jack Zavada published his first short story, "Wheeler's Winchester," in Western Fiction Magazine in 1972 and has been writing professionally ever since. In addition, Zavada has published nearly a dozen books on Christian lifestyle and other topics, including:

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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