I love connecting the Bible and its lands to life. This is my personal blog where that happens.
My goal is to deliver practical content to encourage you in your relationship with God. I believe that a life lived well needs a growing and intentional connection with God through Jesus Christ.
- I write on the devotional life, Bible lands, understanding the Bible, and resources I have found helpful on these topics.
- I post three times a week.
- I also post notable quotes and occasional book reviews I think you’ll find helpful.
I write this blog for you who want to grow in your relationship with God.
In fact, I’d love to send you a FREE copy of my devotional E-book, Grow Strong: 30 Devotions to Deepen Your Christian Life. To receive it, just drop in your email to subscribe to my blog. You’ll also get fresh content sent directly to you each time I post. When you subscribe to my blog, I’ll immediately send you my new e-book.
Popular Posts and Messages
If you’re new to my blog, I’ve included a few popular topics and messages below.
Wayne Stiles Blog Top Posts:
- What Comes First in Our Relationship with God?
- When Jesus Fails Your Expectations
- Are Your Big Dreams as Big as Your God?
- How to Make Decisions You Won’t Regret
- 4 Benefits of Getting Really Sick
Wayne Stiles Top Messages:
- Is Jesus the Only Way?
- A Miracle for You
- Bad Company
- Breaking the Generational Curse
- My Interview with Chuck Swindoll on Insight for Living
A Brief Bio
I have served in full-time Christian ministry since 1991. After graduating from the University of North Texas and Dallas Theological Seminary, I served in the pastorate for 14 years at Denton Community Church, a church plant of Denton Bible Church. In 1995, I returned to seminary to complete my Master of Theology and Doctor of Ministry degrees.
Since 2005, I have served in leadership at Insight for Living, the Bible-teaching ministry of Chuck Swindoll. My role as an executive vice president allows me to lead and labor alongside a gifted team of writers, editors, and pastors. I’m a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, and I also have served on the Board of Directors for the National Religious Broadcasters.
I have been married to my wife, Cathy, for twenty-four years. We live in north Texas and attend Stonebriar Community Church. We have two daughters. (The nest is empty.)
Cathy and I took our first trip to Israel in 2000, and frankly, I have never recovered.
Writing about Bible lands is almost as exhilarating as traveling to see them with those who have never journeyed to Israel before. In my role at Insight for Living, I have the opportunity of traveling to Israel every other year and serving as a Bible teacher on one of the tour buses. (Come with us!) In my doctoral education, I did extensive study on the benefits of understanding and experiencing the lands of the Bible. My research revealed that a single trip to Israel has a significant impact on a Christian’s spiritual life.
I have written three devotional books, Grow Strong (newest), as well as Going Places with God and Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus, which show the practical application of the Bible lands to life. For two years I wrote a weekly column called “Sites and Insights” for the online edition of the Jerusalem Post.
In my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, playing guitar, and woodworking. (Other than Jesus, my favorite Jewish carpenter is Norm Abram.)
I would love to hear from you. Contact me via email or follow me on Twitter or Facebook or Google+. If you have a question about something in a post, you’re probably not alone. That’s why I prefer to receive your questions on my blog rather than by email. That way, everyone benefits from your question. My comments policy outlines what comments are appropriate.
If you’d like a FREE copy of my devotional E-book, just drop in your email to subscribe to my blog. You’ll also receive fresh content directly in your inbox each time I post. When you subscribe to my blog, I’ll immediately send you my new e-book, Grow Strong: 30 Devotions to Deepen Your Christian Life.
Blog Technical Information
I’m grateful to a number of tools and trades for help with this blog.
- Graphic Design on the parts that look good: Go! Creative
- Self-hosted WordPress blog with a customized Get Noticed! Theme
This is my personal blog. What I write here represents my beliefs, opinions, and mistakes. This blog doesn’t necessarily reflect the beliefs and opinions of my employer, Insight for Living. The goal of this blog is to connect the Bible and its lands to life and to encourage my readers’ spiritual lives. I’m not liable for any errors, omissions, losses or damages that possibly might arise from the content in the blog. However, if you find an error, I would love to know so that I can correct it.