Author bio: Chris Tiegreen is an award-winning author of more than 60 books and discussion guides that have been translated into more than 40 languages and read by more than 5 million people worldwide. He is also a collaborative/supporting writer for other communicators (what was once inaccurately called ghostwriting) on more than 40 book projects. As a journalist/photojournalist, he has written hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles covering city and county government, sports, and education. His experiences in media, ministry, and higher education bring a unique perspective to his writing, which often focuses on cultural commentary and devotional themes. He and his wife, Hannah, currently live in Atlanta.

Academic bio:  Chris Tiegreen is a historian of late medieval and early modern European culture, with particular interest in Christian materiality. Other research interests include the history of world religions; paradises, heavens, and utopias in diverse cultures; and the ancient Mediterranean. His academic background includes an ABJ (journalism) from the University of Georgia; an M.Div. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; an M.A. in political science from Georgia State University; and a Ph.D. in history from Georgia State University.

Unofficially . . . Those bios hit the professional high points, but they leave out a lot about me. I love studying languages, I dabble in art and music (piano and guitar, mostly in private), I consider myself to be a rabid (but reasonable) college football fan, and I'll travel almost anywhere given the opportunity. I especially love beaches and off-the-beaten-track global adventures. I've had several overlapping careers (journalist, pastor, teacher, photographer, author) and have devoted myself to several fields of study (communications, theology, political science, and now history, in which I've recently completed a Ph.D.). I was born in Atlanta, where I live now, but have also lived and/or worked in Kentucky, Mississippi, Michigan, Utah, Idaho, Florida, and Thailand. I continue to write in several genres (no, I'm not just a devotional writer) and teach history at Georgia State University.

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