Margaret Cooling is the author of over forty books on RE and assemblies and two books for youth groups. For many years her speciality has been on using the arts to communicate Christianity within the field of education. She has worked with both the national Gallery and the BBC on this. Margaret preaches and writes drama and Bible study material for her three local churches. In the past she has lead both youth groups and taught in Sunday school and has been a house group leader. Margaret has taught in both primary and secondary schools. For the last eighteen years she has been engaged in writing and training across the UK (and in Australia). She trains both teachers and clergy to work in schools. In the past few years Margaret has begun to adapt her experience and knowledge within the field of education to work with churches. She has also run an education unit for a theological college. Margaret's first book for BRF, Creating a Learning Church was published in March 2005.