Dr. Stephen Mansfield is a New York Times bestselling author and popular speaker best known for his groundbreaking books on religion, history, and contemporary culture. He writes for several leading news organizations, appears regularly on television discussion programs and is an outspoken advocate for a number of social causes. He is known for blending humor, history and a hopeful approach to the challenges of the moment into speeches that entertain and inspire. Mansfield lives in Nashville and Washington DC with his beloved wife, Beverly, who is an award-winning songwriter and producer.
Stephen Mansfield left the pastorate after twenty fruitful years to write and lecture. Not long after, he wrote The Faith of George W. Bush, which spent many weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and won numerous national awards. The book was also a source for Oliver Stone’s acclaimed film, W, which chronicled Bush’s rise to the presidency. This international bestseller led to a string of influential books over the following decade. In recent years, Stephen’s popularity as a speaker has nearly eclipsed his reputation as a bestselling author. Stephen continues to write books about faith and culture.
Mansfield’s book The Faith of Barack Obama was another international bestseller and captured broad media attention in the U.S. during the presidential race of 2008. Disturbed by crumbling moral values in portions of American corporate culture, Dr. Mansfield wrote The Search for God and Guinness, which instantly placed him in demand for corporate gatherings around the world. His book, Killing Jesus, is typical of his approach to faith and history. It is a gritty portrayal of the trial and crucifixion of Jesus, which has received praise for being thoroughly researched and movingly written.
Faith and Formation of Society
– Why are you fascinated by how religious faith informs leadership and shapes cultures?
– How did you become a Christian?
– As a highly sought speaker, what one thread or theme runs through most/all your messages?
– How do you envision your books impacting society today and shaping the future?
The Life of a Communicator
– Your book, Killing Jesus is a provocative title. Why did you choose it?
– Who influenced your writing career the most?
– What is your source of inspiration as a communicator – in writing and speaking?
– Who are your greatest literary influences? Why?
John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies