Tim Riter spent 25 years in local church ministry, ranging from youth work to associate to senior pastor, in the Christian Church fellowship. His constant ministry theme has been “helping people build a passion to know God.” Tim has also taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level at Hope International University and Azusa Pacific University.
Tim began writing in 1993, and is the author of nine published books: Deep Down, Tyndale, 1995; A Passionate Pursuit of God, IVP,1999; Twelve Lies You Hear in Church, Cook, 2004; Just Leave God Out of It with David Timms, Cook, 2004; Twelve Lies You Hear about the Holy Spirit, Cook, 2004; Twelve Lies Husbands Tell Their Wives, Cook, 2005; Twelve Lies Wives Tell Their Husbands, Cook, 2005; Strong Enough to be a Man, Beacon Hill Press, 2006; Not a Safe God, Broadman and Holman, 2007.
Tim has also spoken at several dozen writers’ conferences, about 50 churches and groups for men, women, couples, spiritual living. He lives in California and maintains the Unconventional Blog at www.timriter.com.