As a son of (Uncle) Arthur Maxwell, Lawrence Maxwell has the natural ability for storytelling and writing. A native of England, he moved with his family to the United States when he was 11. After attending Pacific Union College, he served as a minister and then became the first editor of the Guide magazine. He also served as editor for Signs of the Times, Our Little Friend, and Primary Treasure. Other books by Lawrence Maxwell include the Pathfinder Field Guide, The Happy Path, God's Plan for Our Planet, and The Man Who Loved Everybody.