John M. Drescher, Harrisonburg, Virginia, was born and grew up near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He is married to Betty Keener and they are parents of five grown children. He has authored 28 books among which are Seven Things Children Need, If I were Starting My Family Again, Now Is the Time to Love, Spirit Fruit, When You Think You Are in Love, Meditations for the Newly Married, Why I Am a Conscientious Objector, and If We Were Starting Our Marriage Again. Drescher has written for more than 100 different magazines and journals. His books have appeared in 10 different languages. He has spoken to numerous conventions, retreats, and seminary -- particularly in the area of family life.