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Steve Beard's Bio:
Steve Beard spends most of his time writing, speaking, and scratching his head about faith, popular culture, politics, and spirituality. He has been the editor and vice president of Good News magazine since 1991 and the creator of www.thunderstruck.org - a website devoted to faith and pop culture.

Aside from his "Mortals and the Divine" column in Good News, his articles have appeared in Challenge, Charisma, Discipleship Journal, The Jessamine Journal, Ministries Today, Pentecostal Evangel, Risen, The Washington Times, and World magazines. You can also find his articles on websites such as RockRebel.com, Ginkworld.net, RelevantMagazine.com, and Next-Wave.org.

He recently wrote the forward to Steve Stockman's book, Walk On: The Spiritual Journey of U2 (Relevant Books 2001). He was a contributing author to Power, Holiness, and Evangelism: Rediscovering God's Purity, Power, and Passion for the Lost (Destiny Image Publishers 1999) and the author of the booklet, Thunderstruck: John Wesley and the Toronto Blessing. He lives in Wilmore, Kentucky, with his wife and son. When not writing, Steve serves as an advisor to Alpha, an international ministry that attempts to relate the Christian faith to those with spiritual curiosity. He also coaches his son's soccer team and listens to tons of music. Prior to holding his current position, he served as research assistant at the Institute on Religion and Democracy and the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Both institutions are located in Washington, DC.

Denise Washington is a freelance writer based in Colorado Springs, CO. With a passion for movies and music, she frequently writes about media and entertainment. Currently, she is writing a bible study guide on movies.

Chad Bonham is a 13-year journalism veteran from Broken Arrow, Okla. He has written hundreds of articles for such publications as Relevant, CCM, Seven Ball, Release, Christian Retailing, Charisma, New Man and Profile. A graduate of the University of Tulsa (1993), Chad's first book, Wrestling With God, was published in 2001 through River Oak. He has seven years of experience in Christian radio and is currently serving as the consultant for Georgia-based AGT Communications. He and his wife Amy are expecting their first child in September.

Jason Boyett is the co-author of Cheap Ways To… (Relevant Books 2003) and Things You Should Know By Now: A Mini-Life Manual for the Quarterly-Aged (Relevant Books 2003). He is an award-winning creative director for a design and communications company in Amarillo, Texas. A musician, artist, and writer, his work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications. When not working, he can most likely be found entertaining his wife and two young children, playing the hammer dulcimer or fly-fishing in New Mexico.

Scott Marshall lives with his wife Amy in Toccoa, Georgia, and is the author of Restless Pilgrim: The Spiritual Journey of Bob Dylan (Relevant Books 2002) with Marcia Ford. He teaches English at Emmanuel College and enjoys reading, writing, and dining at Brother John's Subs, a legendary eatery in the beautiful foothills of northeast Georgia.

Visit Steve's website at www.spiritualjourneysbook.com