Myers holds a degree in Theater Arts from the University of Washington and an honorary doctorate from the Theological Institute of Nimes, France where he has taught. As a writer/director his work has won 60 national and international awards. His DVDs and books have sold 8 million copies. His children s DVD and book series, McGee and Me, has sold 4.5 million copies and has won 24 Gold and Platinum ITA awards, been aired on ABC as well as in 80 countries. He has written, directed and been voices for Focus on the Family s Adventures in Odyssey radio series and is the voice of Jesus in Zondervan s NIV Audio Bible. His children book series, My Life As…, has sold 2.1 million copies. As an author, his children series have made the Best Selling list as well as seven of his adult novels. He has been interviewed for Good Morning America and ABC Nightly News. Several of his novels are currently under option for motion pictures including Blood of Heaven, When the Last Leaf Falls and his 12 part Forbidden Doors series (winner of the C.S. Lewis Honor Award). The motion picture, The Wager, staring Randy Travis and based on his novel by the same name.
Books By Bill Myers
Behind the scenes of the Face of God.
Myers was working on The Face of God when passenger jets slammed into the World Trade Center. He tells the story of a group of Islamic militants based in the Sudan who are intent on releasing a smallpox plague worldwide. But their leader, Ibrahim el-Magd, delays this Day of Wrath in order to hear from Allah himself. He thinks this is possible through acquisition of 12 long lost stones that, when placed in the breastplate of the high priest of Israel, bring forth the presence of God. He has several of the stones and wants more. Meanwhile, an American pastor, Daniel Lawson, comes into possession of one of the stones when his wife is killed in Israel.
The grieving Lawson, after dreaming of the other stones, the breastplate, and the awful face of God, joins the hunt, in Israel, France, Ethiopia, and finally, the Sudan of Ibrahim el-Magd. Meyers weaves in Lawson’s deep conflict with his teenage son, a love story, and a vibrant portrait of a young Muslim woman. He has a knack for suspense–particularly in his underwater sequences in France–and for realistic, violent detail in his portraits of a firefight on the West Bank and of a Saharan sandstorm. Strikingly, he portrays Islam with reverence (there is an interesting dialogue about its similarities with Christianity), and his Muslims, including Ibrahim el-Magd, are nuanced and believable. This is a riveting, up-to-the-minute, exceptional thriller. John Mort Copyright Â© American Library Association. All rights reserved –Booklist