Tom Jackson has been a writer for 20 years. He has written more than 80 books and contributed to hundreds more. Tom gets to write about a wide range of subjects, everything from axolotls to zoroastrianism. However, his specialties are natural history, technology and all things scientific. Tom spends his days finding fun ways of communicating these kinds of facts, new and old, to all age groups and reading abilities.Tom lives in Bristol, England, with his wife and three children. He studied zoology at Bristol University and has had spells working at the zoos in Jersey and Surrey. Tom has also worked as a conservationist, which saw him planting trees in Somerset, surveying Vietnamese jungle and rescuing wildlife from drought-ridden Zimbabwe. Writing jobs have also taken him to the Galápagos Islands, the Amazon rain forest, the coral reefs of Indonesia and the Sahara Desert. Nowadays, he can be found mainly in the attic.
T.D. Jakes, one of the world's most widely recognized pastors, is the bestselling author of Woman Thou Art Loosed and sixteen other popular books. He has inspired millions through his speaking tours, and his television show, 'The Potter's Touch', airs weekly on Trinity Broadcast Network. The senior pastor of The Potter's House, a multiracial, nondenominational church, Bishop Jakes lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and five children.
RICHARD JAMES has been teaching chess to children since the early 1970s, running Richmond Junior Chess Club for more than 30 years, where he worked closely with such future stars as Luke McShane and Jonathan Rowson. He has an international reputation as an expert on how young children learn chess, having had an article on the subject published in The Chess Instructor 2009, published by New In Chess.Richard is the webmaster of chessKIDS academy, a website pioneering online interactive chess instruction for young children. He also has a particular interest in promoting chess among children on the Autistic Spectrum.
John and Gordon Javna have an extraordinary thirty-year track record as authors and content-creators. In the field of popular culture their Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series has sold over 15 million copies, and John's passion for nature has also led to outstanding sales, with 50 Things You Can Do to Save the Earth achieving #1 bestseller status and receiving a full update in 2008.
Dr. Robert Jeffress is pastor of the 11,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas and a Fox News Contributor. His daily radio program "Pathway to Victory" is heard on 780 stations and his weekly television program is seen on 1200 stations and cable systems worldwide. He is the author of 20 books and teaches a class on end times theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife Amy have two daughters and live in Dallas, Texas.
Philip Jenkins is a distinguished professor of history at the Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University. The author of twenty-seven books, Jenkins divides his time between Texas and Pennsylvania.
Dr. David Jeremiah is the founder of Turning Point Ministries, a nonprofit organization devoted to "delivering the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world." A pastor's son born in Toledo, Ohio, he graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary and received his doctorate from Cedarville College. David and his wife, Donna, have four children and ten grandchildren and live in San Diego.
Anne Jirsch is a psychic, a tarot consultant, metaphysical teacher, radio/newspaper astrologer, past life regressionist and future life progressionist. She also runs workshops in Dubai. For more information please visit www.annejirsch.com.
Matthew Johnstone is an artist, writer and exhibited photographer. New Zealand born, he worked in advertising in Sydney, San Francisco and New York. He now resides inSydney with his family. He and his wife, Ainsley, know all too well what it's like to live with a 'black dog' - Matthew has personally experienced the hell of depression, while Ainsley has first-hand knowledge ofthe frustration and confusion almost always felt by those who care for a depressed person. Together they are uniquelyable to offer practical and helpful advice.
Anne Jones is a gifted and experienced healer. She regularly tours the world (America, South Africa, Australia and the Far East) lecturing, running workshops and giving healing. She is the founder of Ripple UK Ltd and Hearts and Hands, an international healing organisation.
Rebecca Rene Jones
REBECCA RENE JONES believes in the biggest God, the blackest coffee, and that earth is just an opening act. A 2005 graduate of Grove City College, Pa., she spent nearly a decade as a health care publicist, writer, and editor before shifting gears to freelance from home. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her husband and son. You can visit her at www.rebeccarenejones.com.
Stephen Joseph is a professor of psychology, health and social care at the University of Nottingham, UK, where he is co-director of the Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth and an honorary consultant psychologist in psychotherapy. He has published more than two hundred academic papers, seven academic books and is the author of What Doesn't Kill Us (Piatkus). He is often asked to comment in the media on topical events relating to his work.
Esther Jungreis went to America after surviving the Nazi's Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. She founded Hineni, a pioneering organisation that reconnects Jews to their rich and dynamic Jewish heritage. She writes a weekly column for The Jewish Press.