Chris Halverson is the pastor of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in South Plainfield, New Jersey, where he and his wife Lisa live with two very Lutheran cats, appropriately named Simul and Sola. He is a graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (now ULS). His other degrees are from the University of Cambridge (St. Edmund's College) and the University of Oregon. His previous books include Silicon Soul, Read, Reflect, Pray: A Lutheran Prayer Book, and Seeing with the Mind, Hearing with the Heart. He was born in Fargo, North Dakota, and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Since it first appeared in print in 1959, John Doberstein's Minister's Prayer Book has been a devotional classic among Lutheran pastors. The beauty of the Minister's Prayer Book is its centering of the pastor's calling on word and sacrament, on pastoral care, and on being fully present in the lives of God's people. While the basic structure and intent of the original work remains, new resources have been included to develop a broader appeal.