CAROLYN NYSTROM received her BA and MA from Wheaton College and is the author of more than 80 books, about half of which are written for children. She co-authored Guard Us, Guide Us: Divine Leading in Life's Decisions and Praying: Finding Our Way through Duty to Delight with theologian J.I. Packer, and Before I Was Born (God’s Design for Sex) with Sandra Speidel. She has also written numerous articles and inductive Bible study guides for both teens and adults. In addition to actively serving in her church and community, she has been a foster parent, an elementary schoolteacher, and a book editor. Carolyn lives in the Chicago area with her husband and they have four grown children.