Josh McDowell & Bob Hostetler's Bio:
Best-selling author and renowned speaker Josh McDowell never intended to be a defender of the Christian faith. In fact, his goal was just the opposite. As a skeptic at Kellogg College in Michigan, McDowell accepted a challenge from a group of Christian students to intellectually examine the claims of Christianity. His discovery that the Bible was the most historically reliable document of all antiquity and that Christís claim that He was God was true changed the course of McDowellís life forever. After accepting Christ as the Son of God and his personal Savior, he completed his bachelorís degree in language at Wheaton College in Illinois and later, a masterís degree in theology from Talbot Theological Seminary in California.
Josh McDowell joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ International and became a traveling representative focusing primarily on issues facing young people. He has spoken to more than ten million youth in 84 countries, including over 700 university and college campuses.
McDowell has written or co-written over 100 books on topics ranging from Christian apologetics to common problems facing youth. Several of his works, including The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, More Than a Carpenter, Beyond Belief to Convictions and Right from Wrong, are bestsellers that are recognized as leading books on the Christian faith.
Bob Hostetler is a writer, editor, pastor, and speaker from southwestern Ohio. His twenty-six books, which include the award-winning Donít Check Your Brains at the Door (co-authored with Josh McDowell) and the novel, The Bone Box, have sold over 3 million copies. He has won two Gold Medallion Awards, three Ohio Associated Press awards, and an Amy Foundation Award, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and retreats around the world.
Bob serves as Pastor of Leadership and Teaching at the growing Cobblestone Community Church in Oxford, Ohio, the home of Miami University. He and his wife Robin (a professional counselor) co-founded the church (with four friends) in 2000.
He and Robin have two grown children, Aubrey and Aaron, who have given them three beautiful grandchildren.