Sam and Geri Laing have worked in the ministry for over 40 years. They received their BA degrees from the University of Florida in 1971 and 1972, and Sam has done postgraduate work at Columbia Theological Seminary and at Duke University School of Divinity. Sam and Geri have co-authored five books on marriage and family: Raising Awesome Kids in Troubled Times, Friends and Lovers, The Essential Eight Characteristics of a Growing Marriage, The Essential Eight Characteristics of a Strong Family, and The Wonder Years (with their daughter Elizabeth Thompson). Sam has authored five other books: Be Still My Soul, The Guilty Soul’s Guide to Grace, Hot and Holy, Mighty Man of God, and the recently published book for men, Warrior. They have four married children and nine grandchildren. Sam currently serves as an Elder and Geri as a Women’s Ministry Leader in the Palm Beach Ministry of the South Florida Church of Christ.