Daily Bible Study
Current Authors

Summer Quarter 2014
The People of God Set Priorities"

For individual study

Lee Franklin is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She is currently serving as a hospice chaplain in the DallasFort Worth area, where she lives with her husband.


Betty Newman has been a certified lay servant for more than 35 years. She has taught adult Sunday school classes for as long as I can remember! She has been a business owner for 20 years and wrote a monthly column titled, Grow Your Business for a picture framing trade magazine a few years ago. She has spoken to various business groups on marketing and customer service; but her passion is studying, writing, and teaching Bible studies. She writes and sends a weekly e-mail devotional to an opt-in list and tries to stay current on her blog (www.prayerlogue.wordpress.com).

She and her husband, Joe, live in East Tennessee on his familys family farm, which is over 200 years old. They are blessed exceedingly, abundantly, above by their two sons, Joe, Jr. and John, and their wives, Suzanne and Allison, all of whom, along with the newest addition, grandson Joe Carson, gather on the farm nearly every Sunday around the dinner table. E-mail Betty at bnprayerlogue@cs.com.


Stan Purdum has a varied career, which includes working as a carpenter, teacher, camp manager, minister, bicycle mechanic, drama director, journalist, writer, and editor. He has written and published a wide variety of religious and secular material, including books; Sunday school curriculum; short stories; a how-to guide for newsletter editors; and a weekly column on family humor in The Bellevue Gazette, a daily newspaper in Bellevue, Ohio.

Stan served as a full-time parish minister in Ohio for a number of years and retired recently after serving part-time as a pastor. He also works as a freelance writer and editor. He holds an education degree from Youngstown State University, a master of divinity from Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and a doctorate in ministry from Drew University.

Long an avid bicycle tourist, Stan has ridden several long-distance bike trips, including a cross-nation ride recounted in his book Roll Around Heaven All Day and a trek that covered the entire length of US Route 62, from Niagara Falls, New York, to El Paso, Texasthe subject of his book Playing in Traffic. Stan is also the author of New Mercies I See, which is a collection of stories about Gods grace, and He Walked in Galilee, a study book on the ministry of Jesus. He writes regularly for Adult Bible Studies and Daily Bible Study.

Stan and his wife, Jeanine, live in North Canton, Ohio. They have three grown children.