The Reverend Olivia M. Cloud, editor of this groundbreaking book, has worked with a number of ministers, turning sermons into books. The daughter of a minister, she has devoted more than two decades to the ministry of Christian education through publishing. Her varied work in Christian publishing includes a decade as product development coordinator for the world's largest denominational publishing house, LifeWay Christian Resources. Her company, Guardian Angel Communications Services, provides editorial and publishing services to Christian authors and businesses.
Before she began her ministry as a writer, editor, and publisher, she served as executive director of Capitol Area Ministries, an ecumenical ministry serving children and adults in downtown Atlanta.
She is associate minister at Berean Baptist Church in Nashville, where she was licensed and ordained as a minister of the Gospel. She is also a certified volunteer chaplain with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. A popular speaker at conferences, she is Tennessee state chaplain for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
She earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Kentucky (Lexington) and a master's in religious education from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, Kentucky).
Reverend Cloud is the author of six books and currently serves as director of publishing for the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.