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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Peter Allan Verkruyse  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1959 in Kewanee, IL

-- Peter Allan Verkruyse on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

I was born and raised in Kewanee, Illinois. I currently reside in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

I received a B.A. in Christian Ministries from Lincoln Christian College in 1982, an M.A. in Preaching (1987) and M.Div. in New Testament (1988) from Lincoln Christian Seminary, and an M.A. (1990) and Ph.D. (1995) in Speech Communication with specializations in the history of rhetoric, rhetorical theory, and rhetorical criticism from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. I have served on the faculties of Kentucky Christian University (1994-2000), Illinois College (2000-2009) and Lincoln Christian University (current).

Published Works

  • Prophet, Pastor and Patriarch: The Rhetorical Leadership of Alexander Campbell, University of Alabama Press, 2005
  • Building Blocks for Bible Study: Laying a Foundation for Life, College Press, 1997
  • Hebrews: The College Press NIV Commentary, College Press, 1997

Selected Titles At Your Library

Prophet, pastor, and patriarch :
ISBN: 0817314776. OCLC Number:

University of Alabama Press,. Tuscaloosa, Ala. :. ©2005.

Building blocks for Bible study :
ISBN: 0899007953. OCLC Number:

College Press Pub.,. Joplin, Mo. :. ©1997.

Presents strategies for studying the Bible. Offers advice for selecting the right Bible, methods of interpretation, and the use of commentaries. Includes exercises and review questions.

Hebrews /
ISBN: 089900637X. OCLC Number:

College Press,. Joplin, Mo. :. 1997.


  • Religious Communication Association Book of the Year 2006,
  • Prophet, Pastor and Patriarch

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    Contact me at to schedule presentations and lectures on the history of the Stone-Campbell Movement, the discourse of Abraham Lincoln, or various aspects of the history of American Public Address.