AUTHORS

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

Laurie Polich Short

Laurie is a speaker, author, and associate pastor of Ocean Hills Covenant Church (www.oceanhills.org). She speaks at youth conferences, women's conferences, colleges and churches around the country. She is also a speaker for Compassion International. Laurie is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, and the author of several books. Finding Faith in the Dark was published by Zondervan in August 2014. Highlighting Laurie's own journey,... learn more

Clarence Shuler

Clarence Shuler (Denver Institute of Urban Studies, Ph.D.; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div.; Covenant College, B.A.; Moody Bible Institute) is the President/CEO of BLR: Building Lasting Relationships, which conducts marriage, singles, men’s, parenting, and Biblical diversity seminars throughout the United States and internationally. Clarence does professional cross-cultural consulting for faith-based and secular organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, the... learn more

Fred Sievert

Fred Sievert had a long and successful career, retiring in 2007 as the president of New York Life Insurance Company (a Fortune 100 corporation). He now describes his business career as mere prologue to his current Christian calling. That calling is to impact the lives of people in need of God’s grace by telling stories of life-changing encounters with a living God. Those stories... learn more

Sandy Silverthorne

Sandy Silverthorne has been writing and illustrating books since 1988 and currently has over 500,000 copies in print. His award-winning Great Bible Adventure children’s series with Harvest House sold over 170,000 copies and was distributed in eight languages worldwide. He’s written and illustrated over thirty books and has worked with such diverse clients as Universal Studios Tour, Doubleday Publishers, Zondervan, Penguin Publishing, The... learn more

Cassandra Soars

Cassandra Soars has published various national magazine articles on a range of topics, including life in Mozambique, Africa, where she lived for five years. She is also the author of Love Like Fire: The Story of Heidi Baker (Charisma House, 2016). She has a master of fine arts in creative nonfiction from the University of Pittsburgh. She also earned a master’s... learn more

Amy Sorrells

A long-time believer in the power of story to change lives, Amy’s diverse writing career includes over two decades of freelance writing including medical journal publications and a popular op-ed newspaper column.

Amy’s novels have been short-listed for various fiction awards, and her first novel, How Sweet the Sound, won the 2011 Women of Faith Writing Contest before it was... learn more

Margot Starbuck

Margot is passionate about effective communication. Holding a Master’s of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Bachelor’s from Westmont College, Margot is the author of six books and collaborator on others. Margot’s first book, The Girl in the Orange Dress, was awarded the 2011 Golden Scroll Award for Nonfiction Book of the Year by the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. Margot’s writing has... learn more

Curt Steinhorst

Curt Steinhorst is on a mission to rescue us from our distracted selves. Having spent years studying the impact of tech on human behavior, Curt founded Focuswise, a consultancy that equips organizations to overcome the distinct challenges of the constantly-connected workplace. He is also a certified speaker at the Center for Generational Kinetics, the premier organization for generational research in North America. Diagnosed with... learn more

Barbara Stoefen

Barbara Cofer Stoefen is a drug prevention activist in Oregon and advocate for recovering addicts. She presently serves as president of the Meth Action Coalition, a nonprofit organization providing education and community awareness on all drugs of abuse. Barbara is a graduate of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) National Coalition Academy, and is an active member of several coalitions working to... learn more

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