Thom S. Rainer is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources (LifeWay.com). Among his greatest joys are his family:
his wife Nellie Jo; three sons, Sam,
Art, and Jess; and six grandchildren.
He was founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Church Growth at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His many books include Surprising Insights from the Unchurched, The Unexpected Journey, and Breakout Churches.
Open Doors has released a study evaluating the similarities and differences in how Christian men and women are persecuted. The researchers have found that global Christian suffering is gender specific and that, overall, women experience a greater degree and complexity of persecution than men do.