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Terri Blackstock

Terri Blackstock hasn’t always written for the Lord. Just six years ago she was an award-winning secular novelist writing for publishers such as HarperCollins, Harlequin, and Silhouette. But with thirty-two titles published and 3.5 million books in print, she found that she was miserable. The compromises she had made in her career had taken their toll on her spiritual life, and she yearned to get back into a right relationship with Christ.

After much soul-searching and wrestling with God, she finally told the Lord that she would never write another thing that didn’t glorify Him. Thinking she might never be published again, she began planning ways to supplement her income, while she worked on her first idea for a Christian novel.

Because she enjoyed reading suspense novels by John Grisham and Mary Higgins Clark, she decided to try weaving a faith message into a fast-paced page-turner with ordinary people in jeopardy. When Christian publishers expressed great interest, she realized that a secondary job would not be necessary. God was paving the way for her to enter the Christian publishing world.

Since that time, she has published thirteen novels, eight of which have been best-sellers. She writes about flawed Christians in crises, and God’s provision for their mistakes and wrong choices. While most of her novels are in the mystery/suspense genre, she has also rewritten four of her earlier books as Christian romances. In addition to that, she is co-author of a series of “family values” novels with Beverly LaHaye. Their first book, Seasons Under Heaven, debuted at number three on the CBA Best-Seller List. Her latest books include Word of Honor (a suspense novel set in south Louisiana) and Showers in Season, written with Beverly LaHaye.

Terri has appeared on national television programs such as The 700 Club and Home Life and has been a guest on numerous radio programs across the country. She has been the subject of several magazine articles, and the story of her personal journey appears in books such as Touched By the Savior by Mike Yorkey and True Stories of Answered Prayer by Mike Nappa.

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Holley Gerth

Holley Gerth is a bestselling writer, certified life coach, and speaker. She loves connecting with the hearts of women through her popular blog and books like You're Already Amazing and You're Made for a God-Sized Dream. She's also cofounder of (in)courage and a partner with DaySpring. Holley lives with her husband, Mark, in the South. Hang out with her at www.holleygerth.com.


T. Davis & Isabella Bunn

T. Davis Bunn is an award-winning writer whose growing list of novels demonstrates the scope and diversity of his writing talent.

Isabella Bunn has been a vital part of her husband's success, and her careful research and attention to detail have left their imprint on nearly every story.

Their life abroad has provided much inspiration and information for plots and settings. The Bunns live in Wiltshire, England.
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Lawrence O. Richards

Lawrence (Larry) O. Richards was born September 25, 1931, in Milan, Michigan. His home environment was a positive one, with both parents providing ample affirmation. His father was an elder in the local Presbyterian church, and his mother often verbalized her faith in the home. Richards grew up in the religious education programs of his church, but after junior high school did not give much attention to his religious formation.

From 1949 through 1951, Richards attended Antioch College in Ohio. He had no clear direction and hence left college and served in the Navy from 1951-1955. He was stationed in New York City and, during this time, converted to Christ under the ministry of Donald Grey Barnhouse, one of the great Bible teachers of that era. He described his conversion as a conversion not from unbelief to belief, but rather a conversion to basic biblical Christianity (Downs, 1982, p. 115).

Following this experience Richards became an avid Bible student and formed some of his most basic theological convictions. After his Navy stint he resumed his academic studies at the University of Michigan where, in 1958, he received a B. A. in philosophy. He graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. During his Michigan years he married Marla Hafner, and they now have three children, Paul, Joy, and Timothy.

Richards is the author of some 200 works, some of which have been translated into 24 languages, making him the most prolific of 20th century evangelical Christian educators and probably the most influential evangelical Christian education theorist (Benson, 1984, p. 64). Some of his major works are being reprinted 20 or more years after their original publication date. Richards’s writing career divides into two primary sections. From roughly the mid-60s to the mid-80s of the 20th century, he wrote his major Christian education theoretical works, interspersed with teacher training guidebooks, parenting materials, biblical curriculum, and Bible study guides. From approximately the mid-80s to the present, Richards’s writing has focused more on writing devotional books, Christian life enrichment books, Bible study aids, and study Bibles.

Richards currently resides in Raleigh, N.C., where he and his wife are active members of the North Raleigh United Methodist Church. He serves as general editor for the 20 some volumes in the Bible Smart series (Nelson), of which he wrote the lead volume, The Bible, and also Moses, the Man and his Mission (2008).