Hank Hanegraaff & Paul Maier's Bio:
Hank Hanegraaff serves as president and chairman of the board of the California-based Christian Research Institute International. He also hosts the Bible Answer Man radio program, which is broadcast daily across the United States and Canada—as well as around the world through the internet at www.equip.org.
Reaching millions weekly through his live call-in radio broadcast, Hank answers questions about Christianity and religion on the basis of the Bible, careful research, and sound reasoning. Additionally, Hank regularly brings to his listening audience live interviews with Evangelicalism’s most significant leaders, apologists, and thinkers.
Hank came to faith in Jesus Christ after examining the scientific evidence for creation, the historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus, and the cumulative case for the divine inspiration of Scripture. With an uncommon intensity he immediately embarked on a rigorous course of Scripture study and memorization, and by the Lord’s grace and calling his heart ever since has been to equip others to know God in Christ.
With the release of his new book, The Last Disciple, a novel co-authored with Sigmund Brouwer, Hank reveals significant aspects of his highly anticipated 15-year study of the Bible’s teaching on the end times. In a spellbinding story of faith and fulfillment of prophecy, Hank and Sigmund initiate a series of novels in which they explore the lives of Christians who struggle to survive and spread the gospel during the climactic turbulence of “the last days.” Readers discover the "code" of Revelation as they begin to see it through the eyes of the persecuted believers to whom it was written.
Hank is also the author of several award-winning best-sellers, including The Prayer of Jesus, Christianity in Crisis, and Resurrection, the latter providing a stirring and persuasive defense of the central event in Christianity. Resurrection and Christianity in Crisis both won the Gold Medallion for excellence in Christian Literature awarded by the Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association. Hank’s books Counterfeit Revival and The F.A.C.E. that Demonstrates the Farce of Evolution each won the Silver Medallion. The Prayer of Jesus was honored as a top 10 best-selling nonfiction book in both 2001 and 2002 by the Christian Bookseller's Association, while the small group video presentation “The Prayer of Jesus EZ Lesson Plan” taught by Hank won a Telly Award in 2003.
A sequel to The Prayer of Jesus, entitled The Covering, calls Christians to return to the biblical and practical model for spiritual warfare as centered in discipleship and the spiritual disciplines, away from the shallow and dangerous contemporary craze of exorcism and deliverance.
Both Resurrection and The F.A.C.E. that Demonstrates the Farce of Evolution have recently been excerpted and revised under new titles, The Third Day and Fatal Flaws, respectively. These new versions join The Prayer of Jesus and The Covering in a series of attractive, concise, and highly accessible meditations on foundational truths impacting all believers today.
In 1999 Hank went behind the scenes in The Millennium Bug Debugged to uncover the sloppy journalism and sensationalism that empowered the Y2K hype and other "millennial madness" hysteria.
In The Bible Answer Book, released in early 2004, Hank has taken his impromptu answers to the most significant questions received on the Bible Answer Man broadcast and chiseled them until only the gem emerges. This work is quintessential Hank. His prayer for The Bible Answer Book is not only that it equip believers to offer cogent answers, with gentleness and respect, to everyone who asks them to give the reason for the hope that they have in Christ (cf. 1 Peter 3:15), but that it be a treasure they share with family and friends.
The Last Disciple and Hank’s other books are also available in audio format.
He is a regular contributor to Christian Research Journal and Plain Truth magazine. A popular conference speaker, he addresses churches, schools, and businesses worldwide. His many media appearances include television interviews on Peter Jennings Reporting (ABC), Larry King Live (CNN), and Hannity & Colmes (FOX).
Hank and his wife, Kathy, live in California and are the parents of nine children—Michelle, Katie, David, John Mark, Hank Jr., Christina, Paul, Faith, and baby Grace.
Visit Hank's website at www.equip.org