Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I'm the founding editor of the Renewal Journal (www.renewaljournal.com) and author of books on renewal and revival. I studied Missiology (Mission) at Fuller Theological Seminary and led short term missions on all five continents. My main work was teaching at Trinity Theological College and Christian Heritage College in Brisbane, Australia, and in the South Pacific islands. I met my wife Meg on mission in Papua New Guinea and we have three adult children and eight grandchildren who all enjoy the stories of Aslan and love helping others.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book 'Discovering Aslan' grew out of my fascination with the writings of CS Lewis including his Chronicles of Narnia. The hidden story shone from its pages so I wanted to explore that more fully and share my discoveries with my readers.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I love gathering information, re-working it, and eventually arranging it into articles or books. As editor of the Renewal Journal I often gather inspiring or informative material and made that available to readers.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Obviously I'm stongly influenced by CS Lewis but also by other creative Christian writers such as John Bunyan, Lloyd Douglas and Philip Yancey. I love to read fresh approaches to ancient truths.
What are you working on now?
I have material from college teaching that I would like to re-work into relevant books on ministry and mission. It's a niche that appeals mainly to Christian leaders and innovators.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
The Renewal Journal (www.renewaljournal.com) describes my books, articles and Blogs. I add to it constantly so it is both a collection of historical and contemporary material.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Begin. Gather ideas and work them into something you find interesting and want to share with others.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
It's hard to beat the brilliant summary of all life's requirements and possibilities in the directive to love God and love others. Those who love wish no harm on others.
What are you reading now?
I constantly dip into the 50 English translations of the Bible, available in many printed versions and on www.biblegateway.com because that wit and wisdom surpasses the transient fads of changing cultures.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Hopefully I can re-work my college material into interesting and challenging books.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Again, I can't beat the Bible for my favourite book or books, especially the extraordinarily radical teaching and example of Jesus.