“God has been preparing me my whole life for teaching his Word,” says Nancy Guthrie. “He has blessed me with so many sound Bible teachers to sit under—from my days as a college student in Bible classes, to Bible Study Fellowship teaching leaders, gifted pastors in my church, and authors I worked with during twenty-five years working for various Christian publishers—as well as several teachers like Tim Keller and John Piper that I listen to almost daily on my iPod as I walk in the park. But Nancy says the most important way God has prepared her to teach is by giving her a love for him and for his Word. “He’s given me a mind that wants to figure out the big picture of who he is and what he is doing in the world. To me, God’s Word is a treasure to be mined. The deeper I go, the more I see its wisdom, the more it authenticates itself, the more it reveals to me the amazing story of God’s plan of redemption through Jesus Christ.”
Nancy’s life experience of the death of two of her children has also significantly affected her teaching style and formed in her the openness and authenticity that inclines people to listen to her. “I’ve had to dig into God’s Word in search of answers to hard questions about God and how he works, and I find that those I’m writing or speaking to usually have the same struggles and questions.”
Nancy and her husband, David, and son, Matt, make their home in Nashville, Tennessee where Nancy loves to get to teach at her church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, as well as at conferences around the country and internationally. She is currently pursuing graduate studies at Covenant Theological Seminary through their distance education program. She and David are the co-hosts of the GriefShare video series used in over 8,500 churches around the country and host Respite Retreats for couples who have experienced the death of a child.
Nancy is the author of numerous books including Holding on to Hope, The One Year Book of Hope, Hoping for Something Better, Hearing Jesus Speak Into Your Sorrow and The One Year Book of Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament. She is also the editor of a series of anthologies published by Crossway including Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross, Be Still My Soul and O Love That Will Not Let Me Go.