AUTHORS

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 loves bright colors, the smell of brand-new tennis shoes, burnt hotdogs, sock monkeys and laughing till her sides hurt. She’s fun, creative, and has traveled to every continent in the world—yes, even Antarctica. She’s an OKC Thunder basketball fan and has given the invocation at several of their home games. Susie grew up in Bethany, Okla., and attended Southern Nazarene... 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

Scotty Smith

Scotty Smith, a native of Graham, North Carolina, is a graduate of The University of North Carolina, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Covenant Theological Seminary (D. Min). After planting and pastoring Christ Community Church, Franklin, TN, for 26 years, Scotty assumed a position on the pastoral staff of West End Community Church, as Teacher in Residence. He also serves as adjunct faculty for Covenant... 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

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