James Baker developed his passion for history and religion while in high school, during his days as a Bulldog. He is a graduate of Baylor and Florida State Universities and has for many years taught at Western Kentucky University. Throughout his career he has been a prolific writer, authoring 22 books and over 60 articles.  His articles have appeared in such places as Christian Century, Commonwealth, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The American Benedictine Review. His creative talents and his unique points of view and insights have also made him a highly sought after speaker.  He has delivered addresses and papers in the United States, Italy, Korea, Taiwan, China, and other Asian countries. He often appears in a one person show-presentation of industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.  In addition to his teaching duties, James directs the Canadian Parliamentary Internship Program.

Francis A. Martin, Ph.D., comes to Green Hills Press, after professional service as a professor, mental health counselor, academic administrator, health care administrator, and a volunteer in mental health and medical agencies.  He has written widely, with several books, including Coping with Cancer, Prayers from Where You Are, Coping with Personal Crises, Vocational Guidance, Prayers for Recovery, and several others.  He is a frequent presenter at professional meetings, along with holding offices in professional associations.  With degrees from Hannibal LaGrange College, Oklahoma Baptist University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he also completed studies at the University of Missouri, University of Louisville, and Vanderbilt University. 

Dr. Martin has maintained his early commitment to the effective delivery of professional mental health services.  He has concentrated on his own professional development, but also on the professional development of his students, his colleagues, and members of his professional associations.  In addition, he has demonstrated his long commitment to understanding and articulating a sensible, realistic, and meaningful understanding of spirituality.  

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