AUTHORS

Michael Ross

Michael Ross is an award-winning journalist and former editor of Breakaway, a national magazine for teen guys published by Focus on the Family. He is also the author, co-author, and collaborator of more than 31 books for Christian families, including the Gold Medallion winner BOOM: A Guy's Guide to Growing Up (Tyndale), a bestselling parenting guide What Your Son Isn't Telling You (Bethany... learn more

Tina Samples

Tina serves alongside her husband at Grace River Church in Windsor, Colorado—a church they founded together in 2009. She has a bachelor’s degree in Music/Music Therapy from West Texas A&M University. Before graduating from college she had the privilege of being cast as a vocalist for the musical drama “Texas” in Canyon, Texas for two seasons as well as one of the singers... learn more

Dave Samples

Dave Samples is a pastor, teacher, author, and church planter.  He is a native Texan who resides in Granbury, Texas.  He is the Lead Pastor at Tolar Baptist Church in Tolar, Texas.  Dave has held numerous denominational leadership positions and has spoken for a variety of organizations including the Gospel Music Association at their annual gathering in Estes Park, Colorado. Dave has a Master... learn more

Sherri Sand

Sherri Sand is writer, wife and mother extraordinaire (when the children are sleeping peacefully, of course). The hats she wears tend to get juggled throughout the day, which often happens when one has a career, husband and four children to manage – and those children shot into her life in a mere four and a half years. Adding to the adventure, Sherri home... learn more

Jonathan Sandys

Jonathan Sandys, a great-grandson of Britain's wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, is an international public speaker on the life and times of his illustrious relative and the impact Sir Winston still has on the world today Now living in Houston, Texas, Jonathan travels worldwide offering speeches to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. He can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In,... learn more

Tim Scott

United States Senator Tim Scott is working daily to ensure that every American has the opportunity to succeed. Growing up poor in a single parent household in North Charleston, South Carolina, Tim learned the importance of faith, hard work, and living within your means. With the same determination he brings to advancing conservative principles in the Senate, Scott grew from his humble beginnings... learn more

Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs

Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs are authors, speakers, counselors, and partners all over again.  Their writings include the well-known book “I Do Again,”  their 30 year story of marriage, betrayal, infidelity, divorce, emotional damage and scarring, forgiveness, restoration, trust, and re-marriage. This remarkable and life-changing story has been featured on The Today Show, I Am Second, Focus on the Family, Family Life with Dennis Rainey,... learn more

Lauren Scruggs

In December 2011, Lauren (“LoLo”) Scruggs, a 23-year-old fashion journalist, suffered a sudden injury that made headlines around the world. She had been on a short flight to look at Christmas lights and, upon exiting the small plane, was hit by the still-moving propeller blade. A frantic 911 call, several major surgeries, and thousands of prayers later: Lauren lived. But she lost her... learn more

Craig Selness

Craig was born and raised in Minnesota before moving to California in 1979. He received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1976, his M. Div. from Bethel Seminary in 1979, an M.A. in Pastoral Counseling from Santa Clara University in 1982, and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985. Craig served as the assistant pastor of Willow Glen Baptist... learn more

Susie Shellenberger

Susie Shellenberger has written 57 books and speaks 43 weeks—or weekends—out of the year. She created Brio magazine for Focus on the Family and served as editor for two decades before entering into fulltime speaking and writing. Susie has traveled to every continent in the world, is passionate about leading people into intimacy with Christ and lives in Bethany, Okla., with her two... learn more

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