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Dave Swavely (M. Div., The Master’s Seminary) is President of the nonprofit ministry The Way With Words. He has been a professional writer for almost 30 years, both full and part time, with numerous published books, novels, and articles. He’s been the primary editor or ghostwriter on ten published non-fiction books, the co-author of two, and sole author of three more. He’s worked as a journalist for World Magazine and at Cruciform Press, where he served as Acquisitions Editor for non-fiction and General Editor for fiction. He has three novels published by Macmillan (one with Tor/Forge), and two more by Cruciform, and he’s been the primary editor on five novels by other authors. He blogs at The Way With Words, Truth is No Stranger to Fiction, Noir Etc, and a video series on YouTube called In the Light.

Dave and his wife Jill have been married for over 30 years, with seven wonderful kids and four adorable grandkids. Together they’ve started three churches and two innovative educational programs on the east and west coasts. Dave was a personal assistant to the world-renowned speaker and author Dr. John MacArthur for seven years, and has spoken at various conferences around the country and abroad.

Dave’s life journey has included many failures as well as successes, and he’s learned the most from his failures.