Elwell Sage

J. Sage Elwell is Associate Professor of Religion and Art at Texas Christian University and the author of several books and articles.  He publishes and teaches in the areas of theology of culture, suffering and embodiment, digital technology, modern art, atheism, and humanism.  As an artist he works in digital media, photography, sculpture, and book art.  His academic and artistic work, as well as his work as cohost of the podcast thesacredprofane, can be found...

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Ami McConnell Abston

Ami McConnell Abston has more than twenty years of experience in the publishing industry.  Her editing credits include New York Times and USA Today best-sellers as well as RITA, Carol, Christy, and Christianity Today Novel of the Year award winners. She has edited books by best-selling authors Colleen Coble, Ted Dekker, Homer Hickam, Lynne Hinton, Karen Kingsbury, Max Lucado, and Frank Peretti, among others. Ami lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Janet Holm McHenry

Janet Holm McHenry is a national speaker and author of nineteen books.  Janet has been awarded the Writer of the Year Award at the Mt Hermon Christian Writer's Conference, Soroptimist Club's Teacher of the Year, and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association Member of the Year Award. A recently retired high school English teacher and academic advisor, she and her husband have raised four adult children in the Sierra Valley in Northeast California where she has...

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Larry Wilson

Lawrence W. Wilson is an author, editor, minister, and teacher. He lives and writes in Central Indiana. www.lawrencewilson.com

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Planet 316

Planet 316 is a team of talented writers and artists who share a love for technology and a desire to make the Bible approachable and engaging for children. They create fun and interactive experiences that are infused with faith and family values. While the team members come from diverse backgrounds, many have experience in ministry as pastors, children’s ministers, and creative leaders within their churches.

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Kenneth C. Ulmer

Bishop Kenneth Ulmer has served as senior pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church in Lost Angeles for the past 30 years. During that time his ministry has grown from 300 to several thousand. He is the former president of King's University and currently serves as the Presiding Bishop over Macedonia International Bible Fellowship, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Bishop Ulmer is the author of Making Your Money Count, Passionate God, and Knowing God's Voice. He...

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Yitzchok Alderstein

Rabbi Alderstein in the Director of Interfaith Affairs for the Simon Wiesenthal Center. He holds the Sydney M Irmas Adjunct Chair in Jewish Law and Ethics at Loyola Law School, and also serves as a faculty member at Yeshiva of Los Angeles and its high schools. Rabbi Alderstein is a contributing editor to the quarterly Jewish Action, and the founding and senior editor of Cross-Currents, a popular Orthodox blog of Torah and current affairs. His...

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P.K. Hallinan

P. K. Hallinan is the best-selling author of more than 100 inspirational stories about holidays, relationships, and life values. In addition to his writing and illustrating, P.K. is an ordained minister and well-known school speaker. He lives in the mountains above Ashland, Oregon, with his wife, Jeanne.

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Krystal Whitten

Drawing from more than ten years of graphic design experience, Krystal Whitten has cultivated a large following of creatives on Instagram who have embraced her unique combination of lettering and faith. Through her social media, speaking engagements, and in-person workshops she unites her love for God’s Word with her passion for hand lettering, inspiring believers to go deeper in their faith by getting more interactive with their Bibles. Krystal is the creator of The Lettering Prayer Journal and launched her stationery...

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Gayla Grace

Gayla Grace is the leader and co-founder of Sisterhood of Stepmoms, a non-profit organization designed to create community and a retreat for stepmothers. She holds a master’s degree in Psychology and Counseling and founded StepparentingWithGrace.com more than a decade ago to offer coaching services, resources, and other encouragement to stepfamilies. Gayla and her husband, Randy, have five children in their blended family, ages sixteen to thirty-two, and reside in Bossier City, Louisiana with an “ours”...

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Danae Jones

Denae` Jones graduated from Morehead State University with a degree in education. After teaching children with special needs for six years, she resigned to homeschool her own children.  She currently works as a financial planner and writes a column for local newspapers. Her writing has previously been published in two of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She lives in Bethel, Ohio with her husband and six children.  

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Stu Epperson

Stu Epperson, Jr. is founder and president of The Truth Network, with radio stations across North Carolina, central Iowa, and Salt Lake City. Truth Network also develops and syndicates programs on more than 300 affiliates nationwide. Stu hosts Truth Talk Live, his own nationally syndicated show. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching and playing basketball. His passion is that all people everywhere will experience truth. Stu lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with his wife,...

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Dawn Owens

Dawn Owens is the founder and executive director of The Link of Cullman County, a ministry addressing poverty founded in March 2012 that serves over three thousand people a year in twenty-three locations. She has a B.A. in Professional Writing and an M.Ed in Education from Kutztown University as well as seminary training from Cincinnati Christian University. She blogs regularly at www.dawnmowens.com and is the host of “Lunch at the Link,” a radio show on...

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Liz Ditty

Liz Ditty is a graduate of Emmaus Bible College and trained through Sustainable Faith as a Spiritual Director. She is a speaker, writer, podcaster, and volunteer jail chaplain. Liz was raised in a fundamentalist cult where her father served as one of the elders and church planters. Even as a young girl she felt gifted and called to teach, but she was taught that women were to honor God through their submission and silence. At...

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Michelle Medlock Adams

 Michelle Medlock Adams is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author. Since graduating with a journalism degree from Indiana University, Michelle has written more than one thousand articles for newspapers, magazines, and websites, helped pen a New York Times Bestseller, and served as a blogger for Guideposts. Today she is President of Platinum Literary Services—a premiere full-service literary firm—and she continues working as a TV host for TBN’s “Joy in Our Town.”  Michelle is married to...

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Teresa Swanstrom Anderson

Teresa Swanstrom Anderson is living the life she thought she never wanted. With an art history degree and dreams of living in Europe as a curator, Teresa had big plans for herself. After a decision to lay her exciting plans at the feet of Christ, God began changing her heart little by little and began dating the man who eventually became her husband. Teresa’s life is a series of redirected dreams, stumbling, falling, getting up, and...

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Al Andrews

Al Andrews is a counselor, author, and speaker. He is the director of Porter’s Call, a non-profit offering counsel, support, and encouragement to recording artists and their families. He is the founder of Improbably Philanthropy, a charity that aids children through the sale of his children’s book The Boy, the Kite, and the Wind. He lives in Nashville, TN.

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Susanna Foth Aughtmon

Susanna Foth Aughtmon is a pastor’s wife and mother of three boys. She graduated from Bethany University with a BA in Social Science emphasizing psychology and early childhood education. After the birth of her first son, she decided to stay home as a full-time mom and follow her passion of writing. She assists her husband, Scott, in various ministries at Pathway Church, in Redwood City, California. For fun, she likes to eat chocolate, read lots...

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Jim Bakker

Jim Bakker has been called one of the leading experts of our time on the book of Revelation. He is host of The New Jim Bakker Show, seen in 600 cities daily across America and Canada. Jim lives in Branson, Missouri.

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Bob Beaudine

Bob Beadine is the president and CEO of Eastman & Beaudine and recognized as the top sports and entertainment search executive in the U.S. Beaudine also serves as a member of the board of directors of the two-time American League Champion Texas Rangers. Bob and his wife, Cheryl, have been married thirty-two years and have three grown daughters. They live in Plano, Texas.

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Bill Beausay

Bill Beausay is an accomplished author and speaker on personal growth and professional success. He is the author of over ten books including three national bestsellers. Dr. Beausay served as the Director of Research and Development at the Academy of Sports Psychology before becoming a full time speaker and writer.

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Thann Bennett

Thann Bennett and his wife, Brooke, live in Fort Washington, Maryland, with their three children: Jude, Gambrell, and Hope. The Bennetts are longtime members of the National Community Church family in Washington, D.C. In his professional capacity, Thann is the Director of Government Affairs for the American Center for Law and Justice. He has sixteen years of high-level public policy experience, with a particular focus on the U.S. Congress and the United Nations. He is...

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Charles Billingsley

Charles Billingsley is one of Christian music’s most captivating inspirational voices. The singer, worship leader, husband, father, and teacher is also a gifted writer. He is artist-in-residence and an instructor at Liberty University when he is not appearing at popular events and conferences around the world. Charles lives with his wife and teenage sons in Lynchburg, Virginia

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Jonathan Bock

Jonathan Bock is the founder and president of Grace Hill Media, which has marketed more than 500 major motion pictures and television projects to Christian audiences worldwide. Recognized by CNN, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, NBC News, Christianity Today and ABC News for his marketing acumen, Bock has been called “Hollywood's go-to marketing executive for faith-infused projects” by the Los Angeles Times and “The man who helps Hollywood get religion” by Time magazine. He...

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Lisa Bogart

Lisa Bogart earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Colorado State University and worked as a graphic designer for ten years before becoming an author. Design is still an important part of her life. Whether knitting a sweater, remodeling her kitchen, or creating a note to a friend, aesthetic is a big part of any project. Lisa is the author of Come On In: Taking the Hastle Out of Hospitality, Drawn from the Heart: A...

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Anne Kennedy Brady

Anne Kennedy Brady lives in Chicago with her husband and their brand-new son. She’s written half a dozen books for children, including several with her mother, Pamela Kennedy. When she’s not writing books and plays, Anne enjoys cooking and taking long city walks with her family in search of the perfect deep dish pizza.

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Joseph Castleberry

Dr. Joseph Castleberry is President of Northwest University. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Education degree in International Educational Development from Columbia University. During 20 years of missionary service in Latin America, he spent three years as a university professor and pastor in El Salvador, Central America, three years as Associate Dean for Latin America at Global University in Texas, and five years as a pastor,...

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Sheriff David Clarke Jr.

Since his appointment as Milwaukee County Sheriff in March 2002, David A. Clarke Jr. has been elected to serve in that position for four consecutive terms. Clarke graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with a degree in Criminal Justice Management. He is also a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Sheriff Clarke received an M.A. in Security Studies from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, in Monterey,...

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Don Colbert

Dr. Don Colbert has been board-certified in Family Practice, Anti-aging and Integrative medicine for over 25 years. He is a New York Times best-selling author of books such as The Seven Pillars of Health, What Would Jesus Eat, What You Don’t Know May be Killing You, and many more with over 10 million books sold. He is the Medical Director of the Divine Health Wellness Center where he has treated over 50,000 patients. He is...

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Mary Colbert

Mary Colbert is the wife of Dr. Don Colbert. They have two sons, six grandsons, and one granddaughter. One of eight children raised in a military home, she attended Oral Roberts University where she met her husband. Mary is a graduate of Rhema Bible School and is an ordained minister. Along with her husband of 35 years, she co-authored the New York Times bestseller Seven Pillars of Health. The Colberts live in Orlando, Florida.

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Phil Cooke

According to former CNN journalist Paula Zahn, filmmaker and media consultant Phil Cooke is rare – a working producer in Hollywood with a Ph.D. in Theology. He’s the author of One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do and Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media. He’s appeared on NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, and his work has been pro led in the New York Times, The...

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Tracy Cottingham

Illustrator

Nothing makes Tracy Cottingham happier than creating pictures and patterns. While illustrating books is her ultimate joy, Tracy also loves collecting bright and shiny treasures found at flea markets. She can usually be found working at her desk, sipping coffee, and chewing on gummy candy. Tracy lives and works in London.

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Joseph Cowman

Illustrator

Joseph Cowman can’t recall exactly when he fell in love with creating and building. He remembers scouring his surroundings as a child for metal scraps, wood, plastic tubing, bolts—whatever he could find to assemble something useful or beautiful. But his real passion became building worlds and telling stories through his illustration. Cowman lives in Idaho with his wife and children.

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Randy Cox

Randy Cox has nearly 40 years of experience in music publishing, including his work at Paragon Music, where he discovered Michael W. Smith, and at Meadowgreen Music, where he first signed Rich Mullins. As publisher or representative, Randy's songs have been heard on more than 80 million recordings, including dozens of Grammy and Dove Award-winning albums. Randy lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he also serves as adjunct professor at Trevecca University and a consultant with...

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Brent Crowe

Brent Crowe is Vice President with Student Leadership University. He is married to Christina and has three children, Gabriel, Charis and Mercy. He holds a Doctorate in Leadership in Applied Theology along with a Masters of Divinity in Evangelism and a Masters of Arts in Ethics, from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in Orlando, Florida.

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Steve Daugherty

For fifteen years, Steve Daugherty has been a pastor and counselor. Steve has served as teaching pastor for more than a decade at Crosspointe Church in Cary, North Carolina. Steve’s writing, including devotionals, prayer journals, and group materials, has already been enjoyed by thousands. Steve is also a conference speaker, storyteller, and poet who jumps at the chance to capture imaginations outside the traditional church context. He has been married to Kristi since the 1990s,...

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Kevin Elko

Kevin Elko consults with and speaks to Fortune 500 companies and NFL and BCS sports teams. His powerful combination of inspiration and insight has proven vital to the success of his top clients including ING, The Hartford, the New York Giants, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Alabama Crimson Tide. He is the author of Nerves of Steel, The Pep Talk, True Greatness, and Touchdown. Kevin lives in Presto, Pennsylvania.Bill Beausay is an accomplished author and...

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Stu Epperson, Jr.

Stu Epperson, Jr. is founder and president of The Truth Network, with radio stations across North Carolina, central Iowa, and Salt Lake City. Truth Network also develops and syndicates programs on more than 300 affiliates nationwide. Stu hosts Truth Talk Live, his own nationally syndicated show. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching and playing basketball. His passion is that all people everywhere will experience truth. Stu lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with his wife,...

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Rhona Epstein

Rhona Epstein, Psy. D., CAC, is not only a licensed psychologist, certified addictions counselor and marriage and family therapist, she has personally experienced recovery from food addiction. Dr. Epstein received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Chestnut Hill College and has been helping individuals find freedom over food addiction for the past 25 years. Dr. Epstein practices counseling in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. She is a much sought after conference speaker.

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Margaret Feinberg

A popular speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst and Thrive, Margaret Feinberg was recently named one of the “30 Voices” who will help lead the church in the next decade, according to Christian Retailing. Her books have received national media coverage from CNN, the Associated Press, and USA Today. Margaret currently lives in Morrison, Colorado, with her husband and her superpup, Hershey

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Gillian Flint

Illustrator

Gillian Flint has had a passion for drawing and creating characters for as long as she can remember. She creates her illustrations by mixing and matching watercolors, crayons, ink, and digital illustration. In her spare time, Gillian enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and pottering about in the garden on sunny days.

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Marty Foodim

Marty Foodim is a graduate of Cornell College where he received a Bachelors in International Relations and Religion and was awarded the American Bible Society Prize for intensive coursework in Biblical Hebrew, Judaism, and Chrisitanity. He has also studied at Ohr Somayach Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

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Gloria Gaither

Bill and Gloria Gaither’s records and Homecoming videos have sold over 100 million copies. But more importantly, together they have deeply impacted the kingdom of God with the hundreds of songs and hymns they’ve penned and southern gospel standards such as “He Touched Me,” “Something Beautiful,” and “There’s Just Something about That Name.” Each year the Gaithers and their Homecoming friends perform before hundreds of thousands at their arena events, festivals and cruises. Gloria has...

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Jim Gash

Jim Gash graduated first in his law school class at Pepperdine in 1993. Throughout his career he has clerked with a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, worked at one of the top law firms in the country, and served as Pepperdine Law’s Dean of Students. In early 2010, Jim traveled to Uganda for two weeks on a juvenile justice project where he met Henry. Since then, he...

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Linda J. Gilden

Linda Gilden is an experienced writer, speaker, editor, writing coach, and Certified Personality Trainer. She is a prolific writer and the author of several books and over a thousand magazine articles. She speaks nationally many times throughout the year, is a frequent radio and television guest, and welcomes the opportunity to help others become better communicators. Linda lives in Woodruff, South Carolina.

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Franklin Graham

Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief and evangelism organization, is also president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The fourth of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham’s five children, Franklin is the author of several books, including the best-selling autobiography Rebel with a Cause and All for Jesus. He and his wife, Jane, make their home in North Carolina. Donna Lee Toney, a colleague of Franklin Graham’s for thirty...

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Leonard Greenspoon

Leonard Greenspoon, Ph.D., currently holds the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University, where he is also Professor of Theology and of Classical & Near Eastern Studies. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and specializes in translations of the Bible. Dr. Greenspoon is the author or editor of twenty-eight books, with topics ranging from the Greek text of the biblical book of Joshua to American Jews in popular culture. He has also written...

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Andrew Greer

A multiple Dove Award-nominated singer/ songwriter and respected author, Andrew Greer is known for his soulful folk-gospel sound, instinctively captured on his critically-acclaimed Angel Band recordings. Andrew’s 2013 hymns project, All Things Bright & Beautiful, held the #1 position on Nielsen Christian SoundScan’s Instrumental chart for 25 consecutive weeks. The author of Transcending Mysteries, Andrew’s stories have appeared in Christianity Today, In Touch, and CCM Magazine.  A native Texan, Andrew makes his home in Franklin,...

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Diana Hagee

Diana Hagee is the wife to pastor John Hagee, founder and Senior Pastor of Conerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. Diana leads the women’s ministries at Cornerstone Church and coordinates all special events for John Hagee Ministries, Cornerstone Church, and Christians United for Israel. She is the author of The King’s Daughter; Ruth, the Romance of Redemption; Proclamations, Releasing the Power of God’s Word; What Every Woman Wants in a Man and the Not by...

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John Hagee

John Hagee is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including Four Blood Moons. He is the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a nondenominational evangelical church with more than 22,000 members. He is the founder and president of John Hagee Ministries, which broadcasts his teachings nationally and internationally through network television and on GETV.org. Pastor Hagee is also the founder and national chairman of Christians United for Israel—the...

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P. K. Hallinan

P.K. Hallinan is the author and illustrator of more than 90 children’s picture books and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. His best-selling book How Do I Love You? has sold more than two million copies to date. His other notable titles include: I’m Thankful Each Day!, Heartprints, That’s What A Friend Is, and Thank You, God. P.K. is also an ordained minister who currently pastors to Alzheimer’s patients and assisted-living groups in and...

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Kelly Hancock

Kelly Hancock has one of the most popular money-savings blogs on the Internet, faithfulprovisions.com. She has also appeared on many radio and television programs to share her amazing savings secrets. She and her husband, Bradford, have 2 children and live in Nashville, TN.

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Jeanette Hanscome

Jeanette Hanscome is an author, writing teacher, speaker, and busy mom. Her work has been featured by Focus on the Family, Standard Publishing, Walk Thru the Bible, and Lifeway. She enjoys cooking, knitting, reading, studying the Bible, and spending time with her two incredible sons. Jeanette was born with a rare vision disorder called Achromatopsia, which means she has no color vision, is extremely light sensitive, and has visual acuity in the legally blind range....

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Bob Hostetler

Bob Hostetler is a writer and speaker. His thirty-six books to date include two best-selling devotionals co-authored with Josh McDowell and Take Time To Be Holy, a one-year devotional drawn from the writings of Samuel Logan Brengle. He has won two Gold Medallion Awards, four Ohio Associated Press awards, and an Amy Foundation Award. He is the founding pastor of Cobblestone Community Church in Oxford, Ohio. He and his wife Robin have two children and...

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Katy Hudson

Katy was raised in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, and started her career as a small child drawing on freshly painted walls! Her parents quickly encouraged drawing with pencil and paper instead. The idea stuck, and after earning a degree in illustration, Katy is now a freelance illustrator. Katy works at a desk in a studio in an old library and likes to tap dance in her spare time.

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Vanessa Hunt

Vanessa writes and creates from her home in the Willamette Valley region of Oregon which she shares with her husband and her son and daughter. Vanessa Hunt and Heather Patterson are sisters and the co-authors of the popular lifestyle website At the Picket Fence, an online community where women can share, care, and inspire one another. Vanessa and Heather and their website have been featured in magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, and Cottages &...

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Ag Jatkowska

Illustrator

Ag Jatkowska’s love of art and color has been evident since she was a little girl drawing on walls. She now holds a master’s degree in graphic design and illustration and happily works as an illustrator. In her spare time, Ag loves spending time with family, exploring new places, and discovering the world through her young son’s eyes. Ag lives and works in the beautiful English city of Bath, where she enjoys walking barefoot on...

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Jerry B Jenkins

Jerry B. Jenkins’s books have sold more than 70 million copies. The phenomenal best-selling Left Behind series has inspired a theatrical movie for fall 2014 starring Nicholas Cage. Twenty of his books have reached the New York Times bestseller list, and the USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal lists. Jenkins has been featured on the cover of Newsweek. He and his wife, Dianna, live in Colorado.

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David Jeremiah

 Dr. David Jeremiah is the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California. Messages preached in the pulpit at Shadow Mountain form the basis of Turning Point, his international broadcast ministry. The outreach of Turning Point Radio and Television programs is now worldwide. Dr. Jeremiah has authored more than 50 books, including A Life Beyond Amazing: Nine Decisions That Will Transform Your Life Today, Is This the End?, Agents of Babylon, Agents...

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Denae Jones

Denae` Jones graduated from Morehead State University with a degree in education. After teaching children with special needs for six years, she resigned to homeschool her own children.  She currently works as a financial planner and writes a column for local newspapers. Her writing has previously been published in two of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She lives in Bethel, Ohio with her husband and six children.  

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Claire Keay

Illustrator

Claire Keay lives in an ancient market town in the south of England where she works from her little home studio. After years working as a special education teacher for preschoolers, Keay decided to pursue her love of illustration. She now happily illustrates several children’s books each year, as well as children’s magazines, greeting cards, and stationery. In her spare time, Keay loves to garden, spend time with her teenage sons, and sing in her...

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Jill Marie Kelly

Jill Marie Kelly is a New York Times bestselling author and the wife of retired Buffalo Bills Quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Jim Kelly. Jill and Jim have three children, Erin, Hunter (February 14, 1997– August 5, 2005), and Camryn. After Hunter was diagnosed with a fatal, genetic disease called Krabbe Leukodystrophy, Jim and Jill established the Hunter's Hope Foundation. As Chairman of the Board of Hunter's Hope, Jill speaks to groups around...

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Paul Kent

Paul Kent has authored eight books and coauthored or contributed to many more. His goal is to spur interest in the Bible for readers of all ages and backgrounds. Paul has loved the Star Wars saga since he saw the original movie poster at age 11. . .though his parents didn’t let him see the film until a year later! Paul and his wife, Laurie, also a Star Wars fan, have adopted three children and live near Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Diane Dokko Kim

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Diane has been serving for over 25 years in bi-vocational church leadership, serving the disabled community. Diane’s first son was diagnosed with autism and ADHD/ADD in 2004, at age two which triggered profound personal, professional and spiritual crises.  In 2008, she began serving as a special needs ministry consultant and in 2012 launched an online ministry to reach out to special needs families.  Diane and her husband, Eddie, live...

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Abel Ledezma

Dr. Abel Ledezma, along with his wife and children (and under the mentorship of Dr. John Maxwell) founded Friendship Christian Church in San Diego, California, the largest Spanish church membership in San Diego. Long-recognized as one of the most influential Hispanic leaders in the country, Dr. Ledezma has a passion for developing pastors and leaders which led him to establish the conference now known as Focused Leadership. In these conferences, he equips pastors, businessmen, and...

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Pamela R. Levy

Illustrator

Pamela R. Levy is a freelance illustrator based in Massachusetts. She's been drawing and dancing since childhood and still enjoys both. Pamela's previously published titles include The Story of St. Patrick's Day, Here Comes Peter Cottontail!, and the Hector series by Elizabeth Shreeve.

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Max Lucado

More than 120 million readers have found inspiration and encouragement in the writings of Max Lucado. He lives with his wife, Denalyn, and their mischievous mutt, Andy, in San Antonio, Texas, where he serves the people of Oak Hills Church.

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Nika Maples

Nika Maples is the author of Twelve Clean Pages, the memoir of her survival of lupus and a stroke that left her quadriplegic at age 20. After learning to walk and talk again, she became a public school teacher, winning 2007 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year. She holds an MA in English Education from Columbia University and currently is pursuing an MDIV from The King’s University. When she is not traveling to speak, she lives,...

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Edie Melson

Edie Melson is a sought after writing instructor, including serving as the codirector of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, as well as a popular faculty member at numerous others. She’s the author of While My Soldier Serves, has published thousands of articles over the years, and has a popular writing blog, The Write Conversation. Edie is the Senior Editor for Novel Rocket and the Social Media Mentor for My Book Therapy, as well...

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Lucas Miles

Lucas Miles is a writer, speaker, life coach, film producer, and senior pastor of Oasis Granger, a church community he and his wife, Krissy, planted in 2004. He is also president of the Oasis Network for Churches, which services churches in more than ten countries. Lucas is also the principal and founder of Miles Media, Inc., and is committed to creating films with a purpose. Lucas and Krissy have been married since 2001 and reside...

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Cindy Morgan

As one of Christian music’s most influential singer-songwriters, Cindy Morgan has garnered 12 GMA Dove Awards, including the prestigious Songwriter of the Year trophy. With more than 21 No.1 hits to her credit, Morgan has penned songs for many of the top names in contemporary Christian and pop music, as well as several television programs. She continues to perform around the world. She and her husband, novelist Sigmund Brouwer, live with their daughters in near...

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Dalene Parker

Dalene Parker is an English and Creative Writing teacher who also loves to speak and write. Her work has appeared in Focus on the Family, Home Life, ENCOUNTER, WarCry, Journey and more. She is also the author of Christian Teachers in Public Schools by Beacon Hill Press. Dr. Parker recently earned her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with minors in Bible and Professional Writing. She lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott

New York Times bestsellers Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott are founders of RealRelationships.com and the Center for Relationship Development at Seattle Pacific University. Their best-selling books include Love Talk, Crazy Good Sex and the award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts. Their work has been featured in the New York Times and USA Today and on CNN, Good Morning America and Oprah.

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Jerry Pattengale

Indiana Wesleyan University named Jerry Pattengale, Ph.D., its first University Professor in 2014. Jerry also serves as the executive director of education for the Museum of the Bible, where he was one of the museum’s two founding scholars (2010) and established its international Scholars Initiative. He is associate publisher for Christian Scholar’s Review and on the board for Yale’s Jonathan Edwards Center and the Religion News Service (RNS). Jerry has distinguished appointments at Tyndale House...

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Heather Patterson

Heather writes and creates from her southern home located in the suburbs of Atlanta. She shares her home with her husband, their college aged son and teenaged daughter, as well as her two furry kids. Heather Patterson and Vanessa Hunt are sisters and the co-authors of the popular lifestyle website At the Picket Fence, an online community where women can share, care, and inspire one another. Vanessa and Heather and their website have been featured in...

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Patricia Pingry

Patricia A. Pingry has written dozens of children’s books and edited hundreds more. Among her best-known titles are the perennial bestsellers The Story of Christmas and The Story of Easter. Together these two titles have sold more than 2 million copies. Patricia lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Pablo Pino

Illustrator

Pablo Pino is a self-taught illustrator and caricaturist from Argentina. He loves drawing, painting, and creating characters and worlds, and he has now made a career of doing those things. Inventive and studious, Pino is always trying new things to enrich his work.

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Janell Rardon

Janell Rardon, national and international speaker, author, and relationship expert, has a master’s degree in Human Services Counseling/Marriage and Family Specialization. A board-certified Advanced Christian Life Coach (AACC), she is in private practice in Suffolk, Virginia. Janell and her husband have three grown children.

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Amelia Rhodes

Amelia Rhodes is a speaker and author of Isn’t It Time for a Coffee Break: Doing Life Together in an All-About-Me Kind of World. Amelia’s writing has also been featured in four Chicken Soup for the Soul titles, devotionals for the OneHope blog Undeterred and the international devotional Upper Room. Amelia has a growing speaking ministry and speaks regularly to women’s groups on topics of spiritual growth, friendship, and community, offering practical tools for living...

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Ramona Richards

Ramona Richards is an award-winning editor, writer, and speaker and has worked on staff with Abingdon Press, Thomas Nelson, Rutledge Hill Press, and Ideals magazine.  The author of nine books and a frequent contributor to devotional collections, Ramona has written sales training videos, feature film scripts, novels, gift books, Bible studies, biographies, cookbooks, and magazine articles. Her daughter, Rachel, has severe disablilities and is often featured as the heroine in Ramona’s devotions and magazine articles. An avid live music fan,...

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Afton Rorvik

Afton Rorvik has been a part of the publishing industry since 1987, editing a myriad of adult nonfiction books for the CBA market, while working with both first-time and best-selling authors. Her articles have appeared in Discipleship Journal, Guideposts, and NAB Today. She is a graduate of Wheaton College with a degree in literature as well as a teaching certificate in secondary education. She and her husband John are the parents of two adult children...

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Peter Rosenberger

Peter W. Rosenberger is the president of Standing With Hope, a non-profit prosthetic limb outreach founded by Peter and his wife, Gracie. He has an extensive media, speaking, and writing history where he covers such issues as chronic pain, caregiving, disability, and God’s provision in suffering. Whether in writings, live appearances, or his weekly radio show, Peter combines a well-honed sense of humor with practical tips to those buckling under the strain of caring for...

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Cynthia Ruchti

Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed in hope. She's the award-winning author of more than eighteen books and a frequent speaker for women's ministry events. She serves as the Professional Relations Liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers, where she helps retailers, libraries, and book clubs connect with the authors and books they love. She lives with her husband in Central Wisconsin. Visit her online at CynthiaRuchti.com.

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Dudley Rutherford

Dudley Rutherford is the senior pastor of Shepherd Church, a 10,000-member congregation. Through the Lift Up Jesus television ministry, Pastor Dudley's sermons are broadcast on TV and radio nationwide. He is the founder of DreamofDestiny.org, a ministry designed to foster ethnic diversity within the Christian Church. He is the author of Walls Fall Down, God Has an App for That, Unleashed, Romancing Royalty, and Proverbs in a Haystack. He has had the distinction of speaking...

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Lawrence H. Schiffman

Lawrence Schiffman, Ph.D. is the Judge Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. He is a specialist in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Judaism in Late Antiquity, the history of Jewish law, and Talmudic literature. He currently serves as the Director of the Global Network for Advanced Research in Jewish Studies. Active in many professional societies, Dr. Schiffman served as President of the Association for Jewish Studies and is currently on...

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Francis Barry Silberg

Rabbi Silberg is rabbi emeritus of Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun in River Hills, Wisconsin, and a retired professor from the University of Wisconsin. He is president of the Silberg Center for Comparative Studies. Rabbi Silberg lives in Milwaukee, where he is working on his next book.Pamela R. Levy is a freelance illustrator based in Massachusetts. She's been drawing and dancing since childhood and still enjoys both. Pamela's previously published titles include The Story of St....

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Randy Southern

Randy Southern has written dozens of books, articles, and curricula on the Bible, including The Life of Christ, Sacred Places of the Bible, Extraordinary Women of the Bible and The Bible: Why It Matters Today. He also has contributed articles and commentary to more than a dozen study Bibles. A graduate of Taylor University, Randy lives with his family in Fishers, Indiana.

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Buck Storm

Buck Storm grew up in Yuma, Arizona—a true son of the American Southwest. He is a critically acclaimed touring singer/songwriter and the author of two novels—Truck Stop Jesus and the Selah Award finalist The Miracle Man. His short story, “A Waffle Stop Story of Love and Pistols” was featured in 21 Days of Grace: Stories That Celebrate God’s Love. Whether lyrics or prose, Buck writes about this mixed-up, out of control, beautiful cacophony we call...

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Laura Story

Laura Story is a well known songwriter whose career has skyrocketed in 2011 to the top of the Charts with her blockbuster hit, Blessings. Now one of the most played artists on Christian radio, she and her husband Martin, who recovered from a brain tumor and major surgery a few years ago, live in Atlanta. There she works in music and women’s ministry at Perimeter Church (4,000 members).

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Cary Summers

Cary Summers was promoted to president after serving as chief operating officer from 2010 to 2015. Before coming to Museum of the Bible, Summers was president and CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment /Silver Dollar City Corporation, one of the world’s largest theme attraction operators. Summers founded Treasures of the Holy Land, an e-commerce enterprise that imports handcrafted goods made in Israel to the U.S., and serves as CEO of Nazareth Village in Israel, a re-creation...

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Charles R. Swindoll

Charles R. Swindoll has devoted four decades to two passions: an unwavering commitment to the practical teaching and application of God’s Word, and an untiring devotion to seeing lives transformed by God’s grace. Swindoll’s radio broadcast is heard daily on 1,223 radio stations in North America. He is Chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary and Senior Pastor of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas. Chuck and Cynthia, his partner in life and ministry, have four grown children, ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

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Jean Thomason

Jean Thomason is the live embodiment of the joyful children’s character, “Miss PattyCake.” The music and character of Miss PattyCake allow Jean to plant biblical truths, broken into musical toddler-size pieces, while helping parents lay a spritual foundation. Jean has more than 30 years of experience as a musical performer, worship leader, and conference speaker. Her live family concerts are performed around God’s great big world. Jean and her husband, Chris, live in Franklin, Tennessee.

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Donna Lee Toney

Donna Lee Toney, a colleague of Franklin Graham's for thirty years, has been involved in the ministries of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and in literary collaboration since 1982, most recently on the release of Nearing Home with Billy Graham.

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Michael Vick

Michael Vick is the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. The 2010 season was the most prolific of his career, earning him a start in the Pro Bowl and cementing his comeback in football. Prior to spending the last two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Michael played for the Atlanta Falcons (from 2001-2006), the team that originally chose him with the first overall pick in the 2001 NFL draft.Brett Honeycutt is...

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Sidney Vineburg

Rabbi Sid Vineburg is an affiliate professor at the University of Haifa and a content expert at the College of Doctoral Studies at Grand Canyon University. Dr. Vineburg is a Rabbi Emeritus at Anshe Poale Zedek Synagogue and was ordained "Rabbi, Preacher and Teacher in Israel" by Tifereth Yisrael Rabbinical Yeshiva in New York. Dr. Vineburg also holds a Master of Arts in Education from Marian University and a Doctor of Education degree (with Distinction)...

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Lizzie Walkley

Illustrator

Aside from illustrating, Lizzie Walkley loves decorating her 1940’s house and exploring the countryside just outside her door. Walkley studied illustration at Plymouth University and has since worked as an illustrator, with credits including God Made the Sun and God Made the Moon. Walkley lives in England.

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James Watkins

James Watkins is the author of sixteen books including Death & Beyond, which won a Campus Life “Book of the Year” award, and The Why Files series, which was honored with a Christian Retailer’s Choice award. He serves as associate acquisitions editor at Wesleyan Publishing House (Indianapolis) and has won four Evangelical Press Association awards for editing. He is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a BA in Theology and his graduate work is...

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Matthew West

Matthew West is a multiple-ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner, a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, and was awarded his first American Music Award (2013) and a Billboard Music Award (2014). Matthew West’s discography includes acclaimed releases: Happy (2003), History (2005), Something to Say (2008), The Story of Your Life (2010) and GRAMMY®- nominated Into the Light (2012). West was nominated for a Primetime Emmy® Award for Original Music & Lyrics for The Heart of...

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Karen Whiting

Karen Whiting is an award-winning author of twenty-plus books and writes to strengthen families. A proficient crafter, Whiting's inspirational craft books have gone into several printings. A member of Officers Christian Fellowship for more than four decades, Karen is a widow, mother of five, and grandmother of nine. She lives in Rock Ledge, Florida.

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Leslie Wickman

Leslie Wickman, Ph.D, is an internationally respected research scientist, engineering consultant, author and inspirational speaker. For more than a decade Wickman was an engineer for Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space, where she worked on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and International Space Station Programs, receiving commendations from NASA for her contributions and being designated as Lockheed's Corporate Astronaut. After spending the past 15 years in academia, she currently works as a research scientist with government think tanks on...

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Gail Yerrill

Illustrator

Since earning her degree in 1998, Gail Yerrill has illustrated gift wrap, greeting cards, and books. Her soft, whimsical illustrations are loved by children and adults alike. Gail lives in a village in Bedfordshire, England, with her husband, 2 children, and 2 very naughty-but-cute cats.

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Michael Youssef

Michael Youssef, Ph.D., is the founder and president of Leading the Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, a worldwide ministry that leads the way for people living in spiritual darkness to discover the light of Christ through the creative use of media and on-the-ground ministry teams. His weekly television and radio programs are broadcast more than 3,800 times per week in 21 languages in 190 countries. He is also the founding pastor of The Church of...

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