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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Harold Lawrence Myra  

Pen Name: Harold Myra


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1939 in Camdon, New Jersey

-- Website --
-- Harold Lawrence Myra on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Harold Myra lives in Wheaton, Il. He was at one time the publisher of Christianity Today.

Biographical and Professional Information

As a leader of Christianity Today International, Harold was instrumental in creating an extremely successful nonprofit organization. Behind his leadership CTI vastly expanded the number of magazines it publishes and the audience it reaches. The CTI website explains that more than 2.5 million readers currently receive the organization's 11 publications that include Christianity Today, Leadership Journal, Campus Life, Today's Christian Woman, Marriage Partnership, Christian History & Biography, Your Church, Today's Christian, Books & Culture, Christian Parenting Today, and Men of Integrity. In addition, CTI reaches additional people with these online offerings:,, and the Christianity Today online magazine.Harold Myra is now retired.

Published Works

  • No Man in Eden, World Books, 1975
  • Is There A Place I Can Scream?, Doubleday, 1975
  • Escape from the Twisted Planet, W Pub Group, 1983
  • The Choice, Zondervan, 1992
  • The Shining Face, Zondervan, 1993
  • Morning Child, Zondervan, 1994
  • Halloween: Is It for Real?, Thomas Nelson, 1997
  • Santa, Are You For Real?, Thomas Nelson, 1997
  • Easter Bunny, Are You For Real?, Thomas Nelson, 1998
  • Surprised by Children, Zondervan, 2001
  • Thanksgiving, What Makes It Special?, Thomas Nelson, 2002
  • The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham, Zondervan, 2008 - Written by Marshall Shelley
  • The One Year Book of Encouragement: 365 Days of Inspiration and Wisdom for Your Spiritual Journey, Tyndale House Publishers, 2010

Selected Titles At Your Library

Escape from the twisted planet /
ISBN: 0849929490. OCLC Number:

Word Books,. Waco, Tex. :. [1981]

The choice /
ISBN: 0310586011. OCLC Number:

Zondervan Pub. House,. Grand Rapids, Mich. :. ©1992.

The shining face :
ISBN: 0310587719. OCLC Number:

Zondervan Pub. House,. Grand Rapids, Mich. :. ©1993.

Mela, a young blind woman of noble birth, is haunted by a prophecy that a blind princess will carry light down into the terrifying underground world of perpetual night. Forced to accept this heroic role, she and her companions carry a lamp into the planet's depths.

Morning child /
ISBN: 0310462215. OCLC Number:

Zondervan,. Grand Rapids, Mich. :. ©1994.

Halloween, is it for real? /
ISBN: 0849914949. OCLC Number:

Tommy Nelson,. Nashville, Tenn. :. c1997.

Teaches a Christian view of Halloween by presenting it as a holiday on which to celebrate God's victory over evil and evil spirits.

Santa, are you for real? /
ISBN: 0849914922. OCLC Number:

Tommy Nelson,. Nashville :. c1997.

Convinced that Santa Claus does not exist, Todd learns the true facts from his father.

Easter bunny are you for real? /
ISBN: 0849914930. OCLC Number:

Tommy Nelson,. Nashville :. ©1998.

Two children learn about the origins of the Easter bunny and other symbols and customs associated with Easter.

Surprised by children :
ISBN: 0310234654. OCLC Number:

Zondervan,. Grand Rapids, Mich. :. ©2001.

Thanksgiving :
ISBN: 1400300061. OCLC Number:

Tommy Nelson,. Nashville, TN :. ©2002.

As they prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, Todd and his family discuss the meaning of the holiday and its relationship to their Christian beliefs.

The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham /
ISBN: 031028788X. OCLC Number:

Zondervan,. Grand Rapids, Michigan :. 2008.

"Offers twenty-one essential leadership principles that distill the essence of inspired leadership for today's leaders in church, parachurch, academia, government, and business."--Cover.

The one year book of encouragement :
ISBN: 1414334281. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House,. Carol Stream, Ill. :. ©2010.

"In The One Year Book of Encouragement, Harold Myra identifies seeds of wisdom from these--and other--favorite spiritual guides, from which he develops daily messages of hope and inspiration--messages to give us strength and encouragement in tough times"--p. [4] of cover.



Speaking Engagements

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Contact Information

c/o Christianity Today 465 Gundersen Drive Carol Stream, Illinois 60187