Warren Wendel Wiersbe (one of my favourite authors)is an American pastor, Bible teacher, conference speaker and a prolific writer of Christian literature and theological works. Born on May 16, 1929 in East Chicago; Warren Wiersbe is perhaps best known for his series of 27 books in the "Be" series: Be Real, Be Rich, Be Mature, Be Joyful, etc. and other theological works.... He studied at Indiana University, Roosevelt University, and graduated from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1953. While attending Seminary, Warren was ordained as pastor of Central Baptist Church in 1951 & served until 1957. From September,1957 to 1961, he served as Director of The Literature Division for Youth for Christ International. From 1961 to 1971 he pastored Calvary Baptist Church of Covington, KY. The church grew from a church seating a congregation of 800 to build a new church seating of 2000. This church drew members from the Ohio, Indiana & Kentucky Tri-state Area. His Sunday sermons were broadcast as the â€œCalvary Hourâ€ on a local Cincinnati radio station. From 1971 to 1978, Warren pastored Chicago's Moody Memorial Church.... While pastoring in Chicago, Warren served on the board of Slavic Gospel Association (SGA) from 1971 to 1983, 10 of those years he served as chairman of the board.... He has been writing books since the 1950s under several publishing house labels; completing more then 150 books including the popular BE series of commentaries on every book of the Bible which has sold over four million copies. Warren was awarded two honorary Doctorate Degrees and has accumulated in his personal library more than 10,000 books; some times referred to as â€œthe pastorâ€™s pastorâ€, Dr. Wiersbe has become a well known and trusted Bible theologian and scholar throughout Fundamental and Evangelical circles.