Joseph Bentz is the author of four novels and two non-fiction books, including Silent God: Finding Him When You Can't Hear His Voice. He has also written numberous articles in magazines and scholarly journals. He is professor of English and Azusa Pacific University, where he teaches courses in writing and American literature. He earned a Ph.D. and M.a. in American literature from Purdue University and a B.A. in English from Olivet Nazarene University. He lives with his wife and two children in Southern California.