Dean Merrill is a former magazine editor (Campus Life, Leadership Journal, Christian Herald) and editorial director (David C. Cook, Focus on the Family) who has written seven books and co-authored 30 others. His works have twice been honored by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association with Gold Medallion awards, while another was named Christian Book of the Year.
Merrill has had the privilege to travel widely overseas, especially during his seven years as a vice president at International Bible Society (now Biblica). His favorite part of the globe to visit is Africa.
His bachelor’s degree was earned at Christian Life College (Chicago) and his master of arts in journalism at Syracuse University. He and his wife live in Colorado Springs, Colorado; they are the proud parents of three and the grandparents of 10.