About Dean Merrill

Dean Over Grace's ShoulderI’m a former magazine editor (Campus Life, Leadership Journal, Christian Herald) and editorial director (David C. Cook, Focus on the Family) who has written ten books and coauthored 35 others. My works have twice been honored by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association with Gold Medallion awards, while another was named Christian Book of the Year.

I’ve had the privilege to travel widely overseas, especially during my seven years as a vice president at International Bible Society (now Biblica). My favorite part of the globe to visit is Africa.

My bachelor’s degree was earned at Christian Life College (Chicago) and my master of arts in journalism at Syracuse University. My wife and I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado; we’re the proud parents of three and the grandparents of twelve (ten biological, two adopted). Contact: deanmerrill@comcast.net