Peter E. Gillquist was an archpriest in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America and chairman of the Department of Missions and Evangelism for the archdiocese. He served on the editorial board of Ancient Faith Publishing (formerly known as Conciliar Press). Fr. Peter was educated at the University of Minnesota, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Wheaton College Graduate School. In the 1960s, he was regional director of Campus Crusade for Christ, later senior book editor at Thomas Nelson Publishers. He authored numerous books, including Love is Now and The Physical Side of Being Spiritual (Zondervan), and Designed for Holiness (Servant). He was the editor of Coming Home (Conciliar Press). Fr. Peter reposed on July 1, 2012, at the age of 73. At the time the book was written, Bishop Maximos Aghiorgoussis was the Bishop of Pittsburgh, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America.