William Martin has been a student and teacher of Taoist thought for more than four decades. He is the author of over a dozen books that explore the applications of Taoism to modern life, including The Sage’s Tao Te Ching, The Parent’s Tao Te Ching, The Activist’s Tao Te Ching, and The Tao of Forgiveness. In his own words, he describes his path as, "a winding one that has taken me through roles as a scientist, a minister, a psychotherapist, a college instructor in the humanities, a Taoist teacher, and an author.

It has led me to explore beliefs and ways of living, including Zen Buddhism, Christianity, and Taoism.