Stephen J. Binz is a biblical scholar and an award-winning author of over 50 books. He is also a popular speaker, offering keynotes, seminars, and workshops at national and regional conferences, including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, the Gulf Coast Faith Formation Conference, and the National Catholic Education Association. He is an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association. His books in print are published by Ave Maria Press, Franciscan Media/Servant Publications, Twenty-Third Publications, Liturgical Press, The Word Among Us, OSV Publications, Brazos Press/Baker Publications, Little Rock Scripture Study, and Loyola Press. As founder and author of Threshold Bible Study, he has written and published thirty studies for personal and group Bible study. Following graduate degrees at the Gregorian University, the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, and Hebrew University in Jerusalem, he has worked in Catholic publishing and has offered numerous study trips and pilgrimages to biblical lands. Since 2008 his books have earned four First Place certificates in the "Excellence in Publishing Awards" of the Association of Catholic Publishers and a First Place and Second Place with the Catholic Press Association. He lives with his wife Pamela in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. You may see his speaking topics, publications, and contact information at www.Bridge-B.com.