Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. In addition to being co-author of the smash bestseller A Guide to the Passion: 100 Questions About The Passion of the Christ
, he is also the author of The Da Vinci Deception: 100 Questions About the Facts and Fiction of The Da Vinci Code
(Ascension), Making Senses Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did
(Basilica), By What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition
(Our Sunday Visitor) and This is My Body: An Evangelical Discovers the Real Presence
(Christendom Press) An award-winning columnist, he contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register
. Mark is know nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio and he is also a guest each Tuesday on "Heart, Mind, and Strength" radio with Dr. Gregory Popcak. He has also appeared numerous times on television to talk about the Catholic Faith. In addition, Mark is a nationally known speaker on various issues in Catholic faith and life. Finally, Mark is Senior Content Editor for www.CatholicExchange.com
. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.