Daily Bible Study
Current Authors

Winter Quarter 2014–2015
"Acts of Worship"

For individual study

Robert V. Dodd is a retired member of the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, where he has provided pastoral leadership for churches in resort communities, rural parishes, small towns, and urban settings. An internationally published author and a prolific writer, he has distinguished himself as the author of 18 books and booklets, as well as curriculum resources, Bible studies, and devotional materials. He continues to write for a variety of church publications.

Robert has always encouraged the ministry of prayer and is currently involved in the ministry of intercessory prayer, as well as preaching and teaching on occasion. Robert and his wife, Ann, live in Matthews, North Carolina.


Carol Miller is a native of Zion, Illinois. For 40 years, she served United Methodist churches in eastern Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. She and her husband, the Reverend Richard Miller, have two married daughters, Heather and Mary, and three grandchildren, Acacia, Evan, and Grace. The Millers live in Annapolis, Maryland.

Carol has written numerous curriculum pieces over the years for Cokesbury and has authored the Kerygma Program books on Mark, Luke, and Acts, the Advent texts, and the Lenten texts. She received her B.A. degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and her M.Th. and D. Min. degrees from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.



Katie Shockley, a licensed local pastor, serves as associate pastor at First United Methodist Church of Sachse, Texas. She has a master of church ministries degree in Christian education from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Katie writes and self-publishes adult Bible studies. She is working on her first fiction novel. She and her husband, Steve, enjoy bicycling and RVing.