Dr. F. LaGard Smith has been a professor of law for over 40 years and a best-selling Christian author. Before beginning his teaching career, Smith was District Attorney for Malheur County, Oregon. Professor Smith has taught Criminal Law and Constitutional Criminal Procedure at Pepperdine, Liberty, and most recently at Faulkner University. For five years, Smith served as Scholar in Residence for Christian Studies at Lipscomb University. In addition to his career in law and time spent as a frequent guest lecturer, Smith has authored some 30 books, including devotionals such as the popular Meeting God in Quiet Places. Dr. Smith is the arranger and narrator of The Daily Bible (the NIV in chronological order). As often as they can, LaGard and his wife Ruth enjoy time in their cottage in the bucolic Cotswold countryside of England, northwest of London, where he does much of his writing.