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General Information

Name:  Harold Lawrence Myra  

Pen Name: Harold Myra

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1939 in Camdon, New Jersey


Illinois Connection

Harold Myra lives in Wheaton, Il. He was at one time the publisher of Christianity Today.

Biographical and Professional Information

As a leader of Christianity Today International, Harold was instrumental in creating an extremely successful nonprofit organization. Behind his leadership CTI vastly expanded the number of magazines it publishes and the audience it reaches. The CTI website explains that more than 2.5 million readers currently receive the organization's 11 publications that include Christianity Today, Leadership Journal, Campus Life, Today's Christian Woman, Marriage Partnership, Christian History & Biography, Your Church, Today's Christian, Books & Culture, Christian Parenting Today, and Men of Integrity. In addition, CTI reaches additional people with these online offerings:,, and the Christianity Today online magazine.Harold Myra is now retired.

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