A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Philip Yancey earned graduate degrees in Communications and English from Wheaton College Graduate School and the University of Chicago. He joined the staff of Campus Life Magazine in 1971, and worked there for ten years as Editor and then Publisher.
Then Philip became a full-time writer, initially working as a journalist for such varied publications as Reader’s Digest, Publisher’s Weekly, National Wildlife, Christian Century, and The Reformed Journal. For many years he wrote a monthly column for Christianity Today magazine, which he still serves as Editor at Large.
His twenty-five books include Where Is God When It Hurts, The Student Bible, Disappointment with God, and three books coauthored with Dr. Paul Brand. The books have won thirteen Gold Medallion Awards from the Christian Publishers Association and have sold more than fifteen million copies in English, as well as translations in thirty-five languages. Christian bookstore managers selected The Jesus I Never Knew as the 1996 Book of the Year, and What’s So Amazing About Grace? won the same award in 1998. His most recent books are Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?, Grace Notes, and What Good Is God?
The Yanceys lived in downtown Chicago for many years before moving to a very different environment in Colorado. They enjoy mountain climbing, skiing, wildlife, and all the other delights of the Rocky Mountains, and also maintain a regular schedule of international trips.
Tom Arthur is the co-founder of the C. S. Lewis Festival, contributor to the book, Mere Christians, and current pastor of Sycamore Creek Church in Lansing, Michigan. Sycamore Creek Church was recently featured in several media outlets including the front page of the Lansing State Journal for their creative worship venue: Church in a Diner. Tom is married to Sarah Arthur, author of many books including Walking through the Wardrobe. They live in Holt, MI with their sons Micah and Samuel.
Wayne Martindale, Ph.D.
Wayne Martindale is an emeritus professor of English at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, where he regularly teaches courses on C. S. Lewis. He authored the recently published Beyond the Shadowlands: C.S. Lewis on Heaven and Hell, co-edited with Jerry Root The Quotable Lewis, edited Journey to the Celestial City: Glimpses of Heaven from Great Literary Classics, and has authored numerous chapters and articles on Lewis. He and his wife Nita have taken students to many Lewis sites in England and Ireland. They have also lived and taught in China.