If you’ve been following Walk Thru the Bible for very long at all, you are probably familiar with the name Chris Tiegreen. Even if you haven’t heard his name, you’ve almost definitely read his words. Chris has written more than 60 books that have been translated into 40 languages and read by more than 5 million people. His works include devotionals, Bible studies, and discussion guides used by individuals and churches around the world. Also, he probably wrote whatever your favorite resource is from Walk Thru the Bible.
In this episode of STEP INTO THE STORY, we had the special privilege of getting to know the man behind the words. His own story is definitely one worth writing down.
Raised in Atlanta, Chris had thought he would have a career in journalism, fulfilling his dream of traveling and experiencing other cultures. However, halfway through college, he began feeling a strong call to mission and ministry. He attended seminary, and though some of his professors encouraged him to pursue writing, Chris wasn’t interested. He said, “I’ve got other things to do.”
But after several years in ministry, he started looking for a short-time gig that would fill in the gap between jobs. But once he picked the pen, he was never quite able to put it down again, despite his best efforts. He explains, “I kind of came into writing as a vocation against my will.”
Today, God has used Chris in this vocation to minister to millions of people. However, when he’s writing, he can’t think about numbers like that. Instead, he simply has to focus on what God is doing in his own life.
“I don’t write devotionals for people. I write about what I’m going through, the inner workings of how God is dealing with me, the big questions I have for Him and how He’s addressing those. I think, ‘If this applies to me, it probably applies to a whole lot of other people too.’”
Listen to our full conversation with Chris Tiegreen on this episode of STEP INTO THE STORY!
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