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Edward D. Andrews (born May 13, 1966) has an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Religion, Masters of Art in Biblical Studies, and Masters of Divinity in Theology. He is the CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored over 180+ books on twenty-five different subject areas. In addition, Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).
The First Encounter with the Bible
In 1984, Andrews was shown the Bible, as he had never been shown it before. However, because he was a survivor of an abusive childhood: distressed and depressed, sitting at his mother’s house one day, a woman came and spoke with her about the Bible. Furious, he sat there patiently and watched with evil in his eye. Once they were done talking, he asked if he could ask her some questions that pastors, ministers, and priests had never answered. She said yes. He pummeled her with a couple of dozen questions for two hours, such as “If God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving, why would he allow humans to suffer for thousands of years?” Amazingly, she gave me answers from her Bible; she spoke of the original OT Hebrew and NT Greek words, the Bible background, and the historical setting, and he was simply amazed. Yes, she was a Jehovah’s Witness.
Regardless of what you may have heard or read, the Witnesses are a Bible people. Andrews was obsessed with the Bible and why they read differently. Not just the theological differences (John 1:1, 8:58; Acts 20:28; Rom. 9:5; Titus 2:13, etc.) between the Witnesses’ New World Translation rather than the others but between the interpretive translations (TEV, NIV, NLT, CEV, etc.) and the literal translations (ASV, RSV, NASB, ESV, LEB, CSB). For the next 16 months, he forgot his early childhood abuse. He got up early, about 1:00 AM, and studied until noon, seven days a week, until he finally found a job. The woman who visited my mother, Christine Rothwell, kind of adopted him and helped him get a job, bought him work clothes, drove him to work until he could afford a car, and loaned him money. It was like he made a life change, no more smoking, cursing, no drinking, and his rage plummeted. He started his associate’s degree in Criminal Justice and became a correction officer at a maximum security prison. Andrews and the Witnesses would part ways.
The Second Encounter with the Bible
I spent ten years studying 8-10 hours every day. In those nine years, he also taught himself biblical Hebrew and Greek and New Testament and Old Testament textual criticism, and Bible translation process and philosophy. He studied some 3,000 books. He studied apologetics, hermeneutics, and many other subject matters. He had become an apologist for the Bible, the faith, and God himself. During the ten years of studying Hebrew and Greek, he translated Bible verses from the original languages.
In 2005, he dreamed of being an author. The big publishing houses rejected him, so he decided to start his own. It was in 2005-2006 that Christian Publishing House was in his mind. Shortly after he published a few of his books, he began publishing other books by Bible scholars. In 2005, he decided that the 1901 American Standard Version needed to be updated. In 2007, he decided to get the official degrees that went with his self-taught education. In 2009, he began that education.
Zane State 1991-1993 Associate (Criminal Justice)
Liberty University 2006-2011 Bachelor (Religion); MDiv (Theology)
Tennessee Temple University 2011-2013 MA (Biblical Studies)
Zondervan Biblical Greek Award 2011 – 2013
Zondervan Biblical Hebrew Award 2011 – 2013
During this time, he had built up a large lawn care business and had a company that cleaned the retail store’s floors. The business grew so fast that he could not keep up, and before you knew it, he had four employees. Then, the economy crashed, and his businesses went under because these big businesses cut out the service industry, meaning he lost his business, house, truck, and two rottweilers, which sounds like a country song. He was now in an apartment for a couple of years, but as the economy worsened, he had to rent a room filled with roaches and bed bugs. He lived in that room for four years until he finished his degree.
The Love of His Life
In May 2017, he met the love of his life on Facebook, Pamela Navarrete. They talked for hours upon hours. In January 2018, He moved to Chile, South America. They were married on April 12th, 2018. He has been living and working in Chile ever since. His life here and with Pamela is light-years from the old life. She and he struggled like all couples initially, but they had studied the Bible and applied the principles of what they learned from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Paul’s new person. Andrews minored in psychology or Christian counseling in all four of his degrees. So, he has gone from being an abused child to a juvenile delinquent to a dysfunctional adult unable to cope with society and reciprocate love to being a good Christian, husband, and father.
ANDREWS’ LIFE OBJECTIVES: (1) Publish books that are the deeper things of God’s Word but easy to understand. (2) Educate the churchgoer about their Bible. (3) Educate every Christian on how they can effectively defend and share God’s Word. (4) Help Christians to walk humbly with their God. (5) Help with the Battle for the Christian mind, giving his readers the will to learn how to examine themselves as to spiritual growth, take an in-depth look at our sinful nature and human imperfection, as well as how they can become sound in mind, as they take on the mind of Christ more fully. (6) Help our youth (12-25) survive their coming of age years with their spirituality intact.
Andrews is a noted author, researcher, and blogger. His area of unique expertise is Old & New Testament textual studies, Bible translation philosophy and differences, and apologetics and evangelism. Andrews has been deeply involved and working in these areas since 1986, especially so since 1996. Andrews has recently, in the last few years, since 2018, been working in the field of paleography and papyrology and has written several books on New Testament Textual Studies, one on paleography and papyrology.
Andrews has examined many of the 5,000 Oxyrhynchus papyri collections. He has also studied all the early New Testament papyri and many of the later majuscule manuscripts. Andrews has spent most of his life researching and studying the Bible, founding Christian Publishing House for conservative Christian authors, authoring 180+ books, and writing hundreds of blog articles for Christian Publishing House Blog and the UASV Blog. Andrews’ mindset is from an apologetic and evangelistic outlook, regardless of the material he is studying or the book he is writing. He has written 10+ books on Christian apologetics and evangelism and dozens of blog articles.
His Work In Helping the Christian Grow Spiritually
Andrews has authored dozens of books for inspiration, encouragement, spiritual growth, prayer, personal growth, and more. Many Christians search, trying to fill the need for books to put in the hands of those beginning the Christian life that would tell them just how to make a complete success of this new life upon which they were entering. Often, they are unable to find such a book, so it is the hopes and prayers of Andrews that he will fill that need. His books aim to tell the young convert just what he most needs to know. However, Andrews hopes pastors, evangelists, and other Christian workers may find his Christian living books beneficial for the young converts and those who have been walking with Christ for some time. Some Christians have struggled and have not made that headway in the Christian life that they had longed for. How can we actually become the friend of Almighty God? Is that even feasible? In what way does Satan stand in the way of our drawing close to God? What conduct displeases our heavenly Father? How can we live in a way that pleases God? What does it really mean to do the will of the Father? Andrews has answered these questions and hundreds more.
Andrews’ books are designed to help the teen who feels like THE OUTSIDER, and so he has authored multiple books and dozens of Coming-of-Age articles for the youth (12-25).
SOME ARTICLES THAT DEAL WITH SEX: Surviving Sexual Desires and Love will cover such subjects as What Is Wrong with Flirting, The Pornography Deception, Peer Pressure to Have Sexual Relations, Coping With Constant Sexual Thoughts, Fully Understanding Sexting, Is Oral Sex Really Sex, Struggling with Same-Sex Attraction, Is Homosexuality Truly Wrong? Making My Beliefs About Sex Known As a Protection and The Truth about Sexual Assault.
SOME ARTICLES THAT DEAL WITH FRIENDS: Surviving My Friends will cover such subjects as Dealing with Loneliness, Where Do I Fit In, Why I Struggle with Having Friends, How Many Friends Should I have, Others Are Spreading Rumors About Me and Resisting Peer Pressure to Do Wrong.
SOME ARTICLES THAT DEAL WITH FAMILY: Surviving the Family will cover such subjects as Appreciating the House Rules, Getting Along with My Brothers and Sisters, How Do I Find Privacy, My Parents Will Not Allow Me to Do Anything, How Can I Cope With Heartbreak, Coping With My Parent’s Divorce, and What If My Father or Mother Is Terminally Ill?
SOME ARTICLES THAT DEAL WITH SCHOOL: Surviving School will cover such subjects as How Do I Deal With Bullies, How Can I Cope With School When I Hate It, I Am Thinking Of Quitting School, How Can I Improve My Grades, How Can I Cope With So Much Homework and How Can I Deal with Difficult Teachers?
SOME ARTICLES THAT DEAL WITH WHO I AM: Surviving Who I Am will cover such subjects as Why Do I Procrastinate, Why Do I Focus On My Looks So Much, I Feel Like Ending It All, Why Do I Cut Myself, Are Tattoos Really that Bad, Is Cursing Really That Bad, Is Alcohol Really That Bad, Is Anger Really That Bad and How Can I Recover From My Mistakes?
SOME ARTICLES THAT DEAL WITH RECREATION: Surviving Recreation will cover such subjects as What Are the Dangers of Gaming, Why Is My Music Choices Important, and How Can I Show Balance When It Comes to Sports?
SOME ARTICLES DEAL WITH MY HEALTH Surviving My Health will cover subjects such as How Can I Overcome My Depression, How Can I Overcome My Anxiety, How Can I Cope With This Constant Sadness?