Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM). Prior to 1990, when he started EPM, he served as a pastor for fourteen years. He has spoken around the world and has taught on the adjunct faculties of Multnomah Bible College and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Randy is the best-selling author of twenty-three books (over two and a half million in print), including the novels Deadline, Dominion, Edge of Eternity, Lord Foulgrin s Letters, The Ishbane Conspiracy and the Gold Medallion winner Safely Home. His nonfiction works include Money, Possessions and Eternity, In Light of Eternity, The Treasure Principle, The Grace & Truth Paradox, The Purity Principle, The Law of Rewards, Why Pro-Life? and Heaven. Randy has written for many magazines and produces the popular periodical Eternal Perspectives. He s been a guest on over 500 radio and television programs including Focus on the Family, The Bible Answer Man, Family Life Today, Revive Our Hearts, Truths that Transform and Faith Under Fire. The father of two married daughters, Randy lives in Gresham, Oregon, with his wife and best friend, Nanci. They are the proud grandparents of three grandsons, Jake, Matthew and Ty. Randy enjoys hanging out with his family, biking, tennis, research and reading.