Nigel James has traveled extensively as Third Days road pastor since 2000. He is the founding director of a youth discipleship ministry called Ignite based in the UK and is on the associate staff of City Temple Elim Pentecostal Church in Cardiff, Wales. Nigel, his wife Gill, and the Ignite organization support Christian work in south India developing a school and funding church.
Gary V. Smith (Ph.D., Dropsie College) is Professor of Christian Studies Education at Union University, Tennessee. He has written a number of engaging commentaries including Hosea, Amos and Micah (New International Version Application Commentary), Isaiah 1-39; Isaiah 40-66 (New American Commentary) and Amos and his Oracles (Mentor), and The Prophets As Preachers: An Introduction to the Hebrew Prophets. He is also producing the forthcoming volume on Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther in the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary.