Dr. Steven Smith is a professor, author and popular speaker on Sacred Scripture. He is presently Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Dr. Smith’s book The Word of God: 7 Principles for Catholic Scripture Study is available from Our Sunday Visitor Press (2012). Dr. Scott Hahn wrote the foreword. The book is endorsed by Francis Cardinal George, among others. “This book is for everyone who’s ever asked, ‘What does a Catholic approach to Scripture study look like?’” (Word of the Lord, p. 13).
Both Steve and his wife grew up Catholic, yet left the Church for a number of years as young adults. They met in leadership positions at Willow Creek Church, one of the nation’s most influential evangelical “mega-churches” in South Barrington, Illinois. While pursuing Masters degrees at Wheaton College Graduate School (dubbed “the Evangelical Harvard”) both re-discovered their Catholic faith and soon after, were received back into the Catholic Church (2001).
Dr. Smith completed his Doctorate in New Testament / Early Christianity in 2008, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Loyola University of Chicago. In addition to his academic work at “The Mount,” Dr. Smith has served as Formation Advisor to a number of seminarians each year. Both he and Elizabeth are committed to supporting our future priests—as well as the Sacrament of Marriage, family, and the culture of life. Dr. Smith served the Archdiocese of New York in Manhattan, under Cardinal Egan, and assisted the Family Life Office as they re-shaped their Marriage Preparation programs, working alongside the Sisters of Life (2006-08). He has since presented pre-Cana programs to thousands of engaged couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage.
Dr. Smith is available for events, missions, etc. Please contact him through http://www.TheGodWhoSpeaks.com.