Dr. Donald Alexander has published several books in the area of the Christian life/spirituality. His interest in this book arose as the result of a serious illness of which the physical outcome was uncertain. This experience prompted him to leave a book that would assist his grandchildren in their continued growth toward spiritual maturity as well as to open up the message of First John for believers living today in spiritually challenging times.
Dr. Alexander was born in Modesto, California. He came to know Christ as his personal Savior and Lord through the ministry of a Christian family and the work of Youth for Christ. He is married to Judy Ward (Alexander), and they have three adult children. He has held pastorates in Minnesota, Washington State, and California. In addition, he has taught at Crown College, Bethel University and Seminary. From 1968 to 1982, he served as a missionary with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Hong Kong, China, at the Alliance Bible Seminary. He served first as a professor and then, with the transfer of the seminary leadership to the Chinese Church, as the administrative vice-president. During his teaching ministry at Bethel University (1987–2007), he served as an interim teaching pastor at numerous churches.