Keep up with a few of the books that we been writing! Our focus is gospel proclamation, defense of the faith, and care for the marginalized. Here are our authors.
Meet our authors
Kathryn Richards Bhatia – Kathy’s life objective is to bring the incarnational presence of Christ to people in traumatic or challenging life circumstances. To that end, she has served since 2014 as Regional Director in the Middle East and North Africa for She Is Safe, a non-profit ministry working with women and girls at extreme risk of abuse and slavery. She is a board certified chaplain, after having worked for five years as a chaplain at a level one trauma center. Born and raised in the Middle East, a third-culture kid, a fourth-generation minister of the Gospel, and mother of five adult children, she brings extensive intercultural experience and communication skills into her pastoral leadership roles. She is married to Dr. Amit Bhatia, with whom she shares a love for Indian food, international travel and hiking in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Michael T. Cooper – Dr. Cooper earned a PhD in Intercultural Studies with a focus on religious movements and a minor in theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He currently serves as a missiologist for East West where he focuses on missiological research and equipping missionaries for effective cultural engagement. Additionally, he is professor of missiological theology and program director of the Master of Arts Missiology of Movements at Mission India Theological Seminary. He has more than thirty years of missions experience, including ten years as a pioneer church planter in Romania after the fall of communism as well as six years in international development. He has helped equip church planters and leaders in Africa, Europe, North America, South America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. He has written and contributed to more than 30 books and academic articles and has presented conference lectures at the London School of Economics, University Bordeaux Montaigne, Loyola University, Baylor University, and many others. His recent book, Ephesiology: The Study of the Ephesian Movement is a best seller at William Carey Publishing.
Ronald P. Hesselgrave – Dr. Hesselgrave (M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; MUPP, Masters in Urban Planning/Policy, University of Illinois, Chicago; PhD, Drew University) is a retired missionary and educator. He has taught at Rutgers University, Alliance Theological Seminary and Nyack College (Nyack, NY), and Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL). He also worked as a researcher/writer for the Chicago Rehab Network, a coalition of not-for-profit housing development organizations in Chicago. Prior to retirement, he served for seventeen years as a home-based missionary, most recently as an education/resource coordinator and member of the Marginal Mission Network of EFCA ReachGlobal/Europe. He the author of Public Ethics for a Pluralistic Society (2001), The JustMissional Church: Pursuing God’s Path for Justice (2014); I Know That My Redeemer Lives: Suffering and Redemption in the Book of Job (2016); and The Supper: New Creation, Hospitality and Hope in Christ (2019) and God’s Mandate for Justice: Studies in the Book of Luke (2021). Ron and his wife Kathi are co-founders of an aftercare ministry for survivors of sex trafficking in the Chicago area.
William J. Moulder – Dr. Moulder is professor of biblical studies at Trinity International University’s Trinity College. Dr. Moulder received the Bachelor of Arts in biblical education at Columbia Bible College, the Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament languages and literature from St. Andrews University in Scotland. His areas of expertise include Bible interpretation, biblical research, and Greek. He is an occasional member of the Chicago Society for Biblical Research and Institute for Biblical Research. Dr. Moulder has a variety of teaching experiences over the last twenty-five years which include: Moffatt College of Bible, Kenya; Union Biblical Seminary, India; North Park Seminary, Chicago; Trinity Torch Graduate School of Theology, Seoul; and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In addition, Dr. Moulder has written many articles regarding the Old Testament and the New Testament.
Clifford Williams – Dr. Williams is professor of philosophy at Trinity International University’s Trinity College and serves as chair of the philosophy department. He came to Trinity in 1982 after teaching at Houghton College and St. John Fisher College, both in New York state. He taught at Wheaton College from 1998-1999. Dr. Williams earned his PhD from Indiana University and his BA from Wheaton College. Dr. Williams’s areas of expertise within the field of philosophy include free will and determinism, religious dividedness, philosophy of time, and philosophy of love and friendship. Among his published works are Singleness of Heart: Restoring the Divided Soul (Eerdmans, 1994), Free Will and Determinism: A Dialogue (Hackett 1980), The Life of the Mind: A Christian Perspective (Baker, 2002), and Existential Reasons for Belief in God: A Defense of Desires and Emotions for Faith (IVP Academic 2011) as well as numerous articles in journals and magazines, including Philosophical Quarterly, Christianity Today, Christian Scholar’s Review, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion.
Our Current Titles
Perspectives on Post-Christendom Spiritualities: Evangelical Reflections on New Religions and Western Spiritualities
Religion continues to play a significant role in the spiritual marketplace of the religiously unregulated West. The corresponding decline of religious fervor once associated with the secularization thesis is challenged by the notion that a significant majority of Westerners identify themselves as religious and/or spiritual. Today’s Christian will be confronted with multiple religious worldviews, whether in ministry, the workplace or their neighborhood. Developing the academic knowledge and practical skills to effectively engage these worldviews is a necessary part of equipping Christians to engage their local and global contexts.
Social Injustice, Volume II: Evangelical Voices in Tumultuous Times
Social Injustice: What Evangelicals Need to Know About the World
The ten essays in this book force us to re-examine from a biblical standpoint what it means to love mercy and act justly (Micah 6:8) in response to the needs of the poor and oppressed of the world.More info →
The Peaceable Christian: Five Evangelicals Reflect on Peace
From the Foreword by Craig Williford, President, Trinity International University In The Peaceable Christian, you will read some new perspectives and arguments for understanding how Christians might approach the use of violence-how we might slow down our apparent quickness to use violence, and instead, while properly confronting evil and injustice, set peacemaking as the ultimate goal. This is a book that explores how politics may overly shape current Christian thinking on this subject. And in response the authors argue that biblical and theological thinking should be the starting point for understanding our political responses to peace and war, not vice versa. Following an interdisciplinary approach, the diverse authors of this book suggest how seeking to become peacemakers may be a wiser path than the traditional approaches of just war or pacifist total nonviolence approaches. In this book you will gain perspectives from a philosopher, Bible scholar, multicultural expert, a psychologist, and an educator as they share their unique views on this crucial topic. They honestly and candidly explain that this book will not answer all your questions. But it will challenge your presuppositions and current thinking. And it will renew your interest in this topic while encouraging you to become a peacemaker.More info →
God’s Mission in the World: A Simple Study of the Bible’s Grand Narrative for Oral Learners
God’s Mission in the World is a study of God's movement throughout history to reconcile our relationship with Him. It is a Christ centered approach of looking at the intersection of the Old Testament with the New Testament in God’s redemptive plan of salvation completed in Jesus. This narrative approach provides oral preference teachers and learners with the grand story of the Bible.More info →
Unwrapping the First Christmas
Have you ever wondered about the origins of Christmas and the traditions celebrated in Western cultures? What about the myth of the jolly, old fellow who flies with incredible speed in a sleigh pulled by eight tiny reindeer? What about the story of St. Nicholas of Myra and his remarkable generosity? And, what about those remarkable events surrounding the Nativity? Are they trustworthy or just fanciful stories. Unwrapping the First Christmas is a little book that helps readers answer these questions and many more. Written for Christians around the world, Unwrapping the First Christmas shares the origins of many Western traditions and myths like the Christmas tree, mistletoe, and Santa Claus that have found their way into popular culture and often distract people from the very first Christmas. After explaining the American fascination with Santa Claus and the origins of traditional Christmas, Dr. Cooper explains the case for the date of the very first Christmas as well as answers the questions about the heavenly host and star of Bethlehem. In the end, he shares four Advent devotionals that will inspire you and your family to learn about the true story of the birth of Jesus. To challenge your understanding of the Christmas story, he provides a fun test that families and friends can use around the Christmas tree to test their knowledge of what is the most remarkable miracle in the history of humanity.More info →
Ephesiology: A Study of the Ephesian Movement
If you want to understand the power of church planting movements, the place to begin is the first-century city of Ephesus. In this winsome study, Ephesiology offers readers a comprehensive view of the empowering work of the Holy Spirit in the most significant city of the New Testament, and compels us to ask the question: how can we effectively connect Christ to our culture?
This is not another methodology or attempt to recontextualize evangelicalism. Rather, it is a journey from the inception of the church in Ephesus as it became a movement grounded in God’s mission and led by those who multiplied generations of disciples. In Ephesiology, Michael T. Cooper focuses on Paul and John as missiological theologians who successfully connected Jesus’s teaching with the cultural context and narrative of the people in Ephesus. Their ability to relate the God of all creation to the people resulted in “the Way,” transforming the religious, intellectual, economic, and social fabrics of the Ephesian society.
Through this study of a movement, discover how the Holy Spirit still changes lives, cities, and the world.More info →