Biography

Hank Hanegraaff

Hank Hanegraaff serves as president and chairman of the board of the North Carolina-based Christian Research Institute International. He is also host of the “Bible Answer Man” radio program, which is broadcast daily across the United States and Canada, as well as around the world through the Internet at www.equip.org.

Through his live call-in radio broadcast, Hanegraaff equips Christians to read the Bible for all it’s worth, answers questions on the basis of careful research and sound reasoning, and interviews today’s most significant leaders, apologists, and thinkers. Widely considered to be one of the world’s leading Christian apologists, Hanegraaff is deeply committed to equipping Christians to be so familiar with truth that when counterfeits loom on the horizon they recognize them instantaneously.

Hanegraaff is the author of award-winning bestsellers, including THE PRAYER OF JESUS, CHRISTIANITY IN CRISIS and RESURRECTION, the latter providing a stirring and persuasive defense of the central event in Christianity. RESURRECTION and CHRISTIANITY IN CRISIS both won the Gold Medallion for excellence in Christian literature awarded by the Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association. Two other books by Hanegraaff, COUNTERFEIT REVIVAL and THE FACE THAT DEMONSTRATES THE FARCE OF EVOLUTION, each won the Silver Medallion. THE PRAYER OF JESUS was honored as a top ten best-selling nonfiction book in both 2001 and 2002 by the Christian Bookseller’s Association, while the small group video presentation “The Prayer of Jesus EZ Lesson Plan” taught by Hanegraaff won a Telly Award in 2003.

Recent releases include THE APOCALYPSE CODE: Find Out What the Bible REALLY Says About the End Times…And Why It Matters Today; THE LEGACY STUDY BIBLE; THE BIBLE ANSWER BOOK, Volume 1, which answers common questions regarding Christianity, culture and cults; and THE BIBLE ANSWER BOOK, Volume 2, in which he tackles complex questions such as, “How can Christians legitimize a God who orders the genocide of entire nations?” and “How could the Bible command a rape victim to marry her rapist?”

He is also co-author of THE LAST DISCIPLE fiction trilogy; FUSE OF ARMAGEDDON; THE DA VINCI CODE: Fact or Fiction?; and SEVEN QUESTIONS OF A PROMISE KEEPER. Other books include THE COVERING: God’s Plan to Protect You from Evil; THE THIRD DAY; and FATAL FLAWS: What Evolutionists Don’t Want You to Know. Hanegraaff’s latest book, CHRISTIANITY IN CRISIS: The 21st Century, is a newly updated version of the original bestseller that documents the flaws in the message of a new generation of Faith teachers.

“The ideas promoted by the faith movement produce disastrous consequences,” Hanegraaff points out. “On my radio show, I recently received a call from a man whose mother found a lump in her breast. Because she was a follower of the Faith movement, she claimed healing by faith and saw no need to seek medical intervention. The tumor grew and grew, and then she died. This is not an isolated incident. Over the past two decades I have seen a false view of faith lead to countless physical as well as spiritual tragedies.”

Hanegraaff is a regular contributor to Christian Research Journal and ThePlain Truth magazine. A popular conference speaker, he addresses churches, schools, and businesses worldwide and appears on national media broadcasts to discuss a wide range of issues.

Hanegraaff and his wife, Kathy, live in North Carolina and are parents to twelve children and the grandparents of five. As a family, the Hanegraaffs participate in every sport or game known to humanity --- golf, basketball, football, Monopoly, Risk, Scrabble, etc.

Hank Hanegraaff

Books by Hank Hanegraaff