Gene Edwards was born and raised in east Texas, the son of an oilfield roughneck. He graduated from East Texas State University at the age of eighteen, with majors in English literature and English history. His first year of postgraduate work was taken at the Baptist Theological Seminary in Zurich, Switzerland, followed by living in the Holy Lands and taking up residence in Rome, Italy. He received his master's degree in theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas at the age of twenty-two. He served as a Southern Baptist minister and then as an evangelist in citywide campaigns sponsored by ministerial alliances.
Gene is the author of more than thirty books, which have been translated into over twenty languages. Some of his books are literary classics, such as The Divine Romance and A Tale of Three Kings. Today, Gene's ministry includes conferences on the deeper Christian life, as well as raising up gatherings who meet in homes. He and his wife, Helen, make their home in Jacksonville, Florida.
For more information, including a complete list of his works, visit www.geneedwards.com.