About Author

F. LaGard Smith

F. LaGard Smith was born in 1944 in Houston, Texas, thereafter living in Shawnee and Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lancaster, Texas, and Birmingham, Alabama, before heading off to college at Florida College, graduating from Willamette University with both an undergraduate and law degree.

Smith was a District Attorney for Malheur County, Oregon for three years, served as an administrator for the Oregon State Bar in Portland for a year, then spent 27 years teaching at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California, focusing on Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Trial Practice, and Law and Morality.

For five years, Smith was Scholar in Residence for Christian Studies at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.  After serving as Visiting Professor of Law at Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama, Smith has now retired to write full time.

Smith has written some 30 books–legal, social, doctrinal, and devotional. He is most widely known as the compiler and narrator of “The Daily Bible,” the NIV in chronological order.

A popular speaker, Smith has been on the circuit for many years, and has also made frequent guest appearances on radio and television.

Smith and his wife Ruth live in Tennessee, and–with every opportunity–at their cottage in the English Cotswolds where he does much of his writing.

Library of Books

The Daily Bible - NLT

Want to read the Bible in one year? You can accomplish your goal and experience the Bible like never before. Reading through God’s Word has never been easier. That’s because The Daily Bible® reorganizes the traditional arrangement of the 66 books in Scripture and places all the text in chronological order.

The Daily Bible - NIV

In the hardcover edition of the bestselling and much-loved chronological presentation of the Bible, God’s story unfolds before readers each new day, giving a new appreciation of God’s plan for their lives. Reading the Bible becomes a fresh, living experience.

The Daily Bible Devotional

From the creator of the bestselling and beloved Daily Bible® (more than 1 million copies sold) come 365 devotions that lead readers on a provocative chronological pilgrimage through Scripture–this time in trade edition. Readers can explore the riches and relevance of biblical stories, promises, and wisdom as they discover

Meeting God in Quiet Places

In these inspiring parables drawn from his daily walks through the magnificent Cotswolds, LaGard shares life-renewing insights to guide readers to the very heart of God. These personal meditations refresh both the eye and the soul, bringing renewed perspective to the values and qualities of life people cherish.


In this presentation of Scripture addressing the nature of life after death, special attention is given to the afterlife beliefs of Evangelicals, Seventh-day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, and Roman Catholics. 

Troubling Questions for Calvinists

Uniquely designed to ask the hard questions that rarely seem to be addressed about one of religion’s most popular belief systems. Even Calvinism’s milder forms raise troubling questions about the nature of God, Christ’s atoning death, and the nature of man.

The Cultural Church

With calls for sweeping changes in the way we understand Scripture, this just may be the most important book of the decade. It is must reading for every church leader and Christian concerned with the future of the church at the brink of a new century!

Circles of Fellowship

A quiet revolution is taking place among the churches of Christ, raising troubling questions about identity and fellowship.

“Never before in the history of the restoration movement has so dramatic a change occurred in such short a time with such little opposition.”

Male Spiritual Leadership

Since the book was first released almost a decade ago, the mostly dormant issue of gender roles has now found its way back to the top of the agenda for a changing church. One congregation after another is now opting for greater participation of women in ways once considered unthinkable. Yet, little attention has been paid as why there was ever any biblical restriction on how women participated in the assembly. Smith argues that the principle of male spiritual leadership has far more implications for the church, the family, and society at large than we may have previously appreciated.

The Criminal Law Color Book

A conceptual approach featuring creative visualization, Mind-sticking illustrations, Step-by-step progression, Course Review, Exam Approaches, Feedback and Exam Questions, Model Answers

Angels, Demons and Devils

Are angels real, and if so, do they touch our lives today?

What about demons and the devil?

F. LaGard Smith conducts a one-on-one “interview” with Michael the archangel to answer these questions and discover the biblical truth about angels, demons, and the devil.

Patism, The Believer's Wedding

Baptism: The Believer's Wedding Ceremony

Drawing from the biblical picture of the church as the bride of Christ, F. LaGard Smith presents baptism as the believer’s wedding ceremony with Christ. The result is a sublime view of baptism far surpassing traditional notions of dutiful obedience and magic-like ideas of baptismal regeneration.

Radical Restoration
Radical Restoration

Radical Restoration

What if we radically restored first-century faith and practice in our own time and culture? Smith pleads for a more complete restoration by exploring the areas of youth ministry, elders, the Lord’s Supper, gathered worhsip,and the Christian lifestyle.

30 Days with Jesus

In a format sensitive to today’s busy lifestyles, bestselling author and creator of The Daily Bible LaGard Smith takes readers on a life-changing, 30-day walk through the Gospels. Each day’s devotion begins with a portion of Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John and concludes with a fresh insight that will draw readers closer to Jesus.

30 Days Through the Bible: Understanding the Whole Story of God's Word

Imagine being able to read the Bible from cover to cover in a month…

Now you can do the next-best thing! This fast-paced tour of God’s Word will rejuvenate your Bible reading for years to come. As you travel through carefully selected portions of Scripture and the brief devotional comments that tie them together, the Bible’s message will become crystal clear and settle more deeply into your heart and mind.

30 Days Through Psalms and Proverbs

In a chapter for each day of the month, noted scholar and author LaGard Smith provides succinct and dynamic insight into a vital aspect of everyday life, followed by generous portions from the Psalms and Proverbs. With this helpful combination of contemporary teaching and Bible reading, believers will grow in scriptural instruction and deepen their intimacy with God.

Out-of-Print Books

Video Library
Meeting God in Quiet Places

Seven delightful videos from the book of the same title, available now on YouTube.

“Darwin’s Secret Sex Problem”

Dr. F. LaGard Smith talks about the fatal flaw of evolution theory

Professor LaGard Smith Speaks to Federalist Society Mobile Alabama

A review of Britain’s nanny-state regulatory oppression, with a warning about similar regulatory interference fast heading our way in the U.S.

McCaleb & Company: Featuring LaGard Smith

A video recording of an interview about the writing of The Narrated Bible (The Daily Bible), conducted by Dr. Gary McCaleb of Abilene Christian University.

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