Stephen Broyles taught college for seventeen years, primarily
in the area of biblical languages and literature and worked in
church development through leadership training by extension, in Basel, Switzerland.
Broyles is the author of The Wind That Destroys and Heals
(Shaw Books, WaterBrook Press, 2003).
The book is based upon his family’s experience when his wife
died when their children were quite young. The book shows that
faith and meaning can be found in the universal story of descent
into suffering and ascent into the presence of God—a story found
in the laments in the Psalms, in the Book of Job, in the
experience of Jesus, and in our own life experiences.
He has published over sixty articles in popular and scholarly
journals, including Evangelical Quarterly and
Restoration Quarterly, and has been a contributor to
Every Man’s Bible (Tyndale, 2003) and
The New Men’s Devotional Bible (Zondervan, 2006).
He has written programming on music and culture as
illustrated by composers Rimsky-Korsakov and Stravinsky for
World Christian Broadcasting’s Russian language series. These
radio segments aired on KNLS as well as Radio One, the major
network in the former Soviet Union, and were rebroadcast by
Radio Teos in St. Petersburg
with simulcast in
Broyles holds the M.Div and M.A. degrees from Harding Graduate
Tennessee, and a Bachelor of Music degree from
the University of
Alabama. He lives in Amherst,
Massachusetts, where he writes, edits,
teaches piano, and enjoys his family.