Robert J. Banks is senior research and development fellow in the Centre for the History of Christian Thought & Experience at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Formerly he served as executive director of the De Pree Leadership Center and was Homer L. Goddard Professor of the Ministry of the Laity, both at Fuller Theological Seminary. Some of his books include Paul's Idea of Community and Reviewing Leadership, and with his wife he is coauthor of the Bible studies Going to Work with God and The Wonderful World of Narnia. His IVP books include The Tyranny of Time, The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity, and Thoughtful Parenting.