About the Sherrills
John and Elizabeth in October 2012.
Elizabeth ("Tib") Sherrill has published some 1500 articles and authored more than 30 books, with sales in excess of 50 million. Book titles, many co-written with her husband John -- include The Hiding Place, The Cross and the Switchblade, God's Smuggler, They Speak with Other Tongues, and Return from Tomorrow. Her most recent book, All the Way to Heaven, recounts for the first time her own journey from atheism to profound commitment. For over sixty years, Elizabeth has been a writer and editor for Guideposts Magazine.
John and Elizabeth met aboard ship on their way to Europe and were married in Switzerland in 1947. In 1970, they founded a publishing company, Chosen Books,* dedicated to developing new Christian writers. Their first title was Born Again by Charles Colson.
The Sherrills' work has taken them on year-long assignments in Africa, South America and Europe, as well as numerous trips to the Near and Far East, and to each of the 50 US states. Elizabeth has taught writing workshops on five continents. Their writing still keeps them on the road, here and abroad, about half the time. The Sherrills have three children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchild, and are occasionally at home in Hingham, Massachusetts.
* In 1992 Chosen Books was sold to Baker Books Publishing Group. For Chosen's manuscript submission policy today contact Chosen Books at email@example.com.
All the Way to Heaven
"You're telling my story too!" It's the comment from readers that I get most often… and treasure most. It confirms what the writer Catherine Marshall assured me when I hesitated to put the intimate details of my life on paper: each of our stories, honestly told, will intersect at many places along the way.
In All the Way to Heaven, I review the three stages of my awakening faith - stages I believe we all experience.
The book is an invitation . . . an invitation to us all to look back, to look ahead, and to look around, and keep discovering the secret for ourselves.