John Bevere, who has a doctorate in ministry, is passionate about seeing individuals deepen their intimacy with God and capture an eternal perspective. An international best-selling author, his award-winning books and teaching materials are available at the conferences and churches where he speaks around the world. John co-hosts "The Messenger" T.V. program airing in 216 nations. He and his wife, Lisa, also a best-selling author, founded Messenger International in 1990, currently with offices in Colorado, Australia, and the United Kingdom. They live in Colorado Springs with their four sons, and they all enjoy sports, whether scuba diving or skiing, wherever their travels take them! More information can be found on their website: www.messengerintl.org. Mark Andrew Olsen, whose novel The Assignment was a Christy Award finalist, also collaborated with Tommy Tenney on bestsellers Hadassah and The Hadassah Covenant. The son of missionaries to France, Mark is a graduate of Baylor University. He and his wife, Connie, live in Colorado Springs with their three children.