CHAD BIRD

Chad is an author and speaker devoted to honest Christianity that addresses the raw realities of life. The Gospel is for broken, messed up people like himself. Whether he's writing or speaking, his focus remains on God's Good News for our world: that Jesus is the friend of sinners. He was willing to give his life that we might have freedom and forgiveness in him. Chad has served as an assistant professor of OT theology, contributed hymns to the Lutheran Service Book, and cohosts the popular podcast “40 Minutes in the OT.” He holds Master's degrees from Concordia Theological Seminary and Hebrew Union College. In addition to writing two books, Christ Alone and The Infant Priest, he has contributed articles to Modern Reformation, The Federalist, Concordia Pulpit Resources, The Gospel CoalitionMockingbird and other journals and websites. His two newest books are Night Driving: Notes from a Prodigal Soul (Eerdmans, 2017) and Your God Is Too Glorious (Baker, 2018). His next book, Upside-Down Spirituality: The 9 Essential Failures of a Faithful Life (Baker, 2019), will release on April 2 and is now available for pre-order. He is also a regular contributor to christholdfast.org1517legacy, and Mockingbird. Chad and his wife, Stacy, have four children and two grandchildren together. They enjoy life together in the Texas Hill Country.