About Our Authors
Our authors are the key to our publishing efforts, and the backbone of what we do with publications. We invite you to get acquainted with each of our authors by clicking on their photo to read more about them.
Dr. Chaney was ordained in 1858 as a minister by the Lafayette Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church. He served regularly in several churches in Missouri, including congregations in Lamonte, Hughesville, Pleasant Hill, Corder, and Alma (all of Missouri). At the same time, Dr. Chaney served as Vice-President and then President of Elizabeth Aull Female Seminary, Lexington, Missouri. In 1885, he accepted the office of President of the Kansas City Ladies’ College, and in 1891 he became President of Independence Academy of Missouri. Dr. Chaney also invented a planetarium for locating and observing celestial bodies.
In addition to William the Baptist, he also published Agnes, Daughter of William the Baptist (which was also published under the title, The Young Theologian).
Dr. Chaney died at his home in Independence, Missouri, on, September 18, 1909.
Tim Stafford grew up in Fresno, California. He attended Stanford University, majoring in English/Creative Writing. For the next six years of his life he served as an editor at Campus Life Magazine, where he worked alongside such notable writers as Philip Yancey and Stephen Lawhead.
One year after his marriage to Popie Herrod, a Marriage and Family Therapist, Stafford and his wife went to Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa, under the auspices of Youth for Christ, International. In Nairobi Stafford helped to found a new Christian youth magazine, Step, and to train its staff.
On return to the United States, Stafford began work as Senior Writer with Christianity Today Magazine, where his many articles and cover stories have established a reputation for journalism and cultural analysis. He also researched and published, with Philip Yancey, The Student Bible, a study Bible that has sold over five million copies.
Stafford resides in Santa Rosa, California. He is an elder at First Presbyterian Church of that city, where his wife also serves as Counselor-in-residence. They have three grown children, Katie, Chase and Silas. Stafford enjoys backpacking, running and reading.
Well-known as a writer whose insights were personal, vulnerable, and practical, Keith penned more than 20 books, several of them becoming #1 best-sellers in Christian publishing. Having faced tremendous personal challenges himself, he delighted in helping others find Christ at rock-bottom and encouraging them in their faith. With degrees in Theology, Psychology, and Finance, Keith's writing and speaking ministry spanned nearly 50 years and touched Christians and non-Christians alike, across the country and across the world.
Keith's bride of 33 years, Andrea Wells Miller, was both his companion and collaborator in much of his widespread ministry; Andrea continues in advancing their ministry, including her cooperative work with Kalos Press in the update and re-release of his popular devotional book, Habitation of Dragons.