Mark Gaffney is a Pastor, with a passionate love for the inspired Word of God. Mark has always has a fascination with nature since childhood. Through much prayer and research, he has compiled information on thirty birds of the Bible, their basic description and spiritual application. His love for the Lord and His creation shines through on each page. Mark graduated from Stoneville High School in 1987 and received Christ as his Savior in April of 1988. Mark entered the Youth ministry in 1994 and in 2003 became a full-time pastor. He received a Master of Arts in Theology from Emmanuel Baptist University and in January 2009 he completed his Doctorate of Ministry. In September 2009, Mark published his first book “Trees of Biblical Days Come to Life”.
Odd Birds is more than just a Hollywood memoir or tell-all. At its heart, this book is a coming-of-age story in which Ian wrestles with an ever evolving question— how can he still be himself, while also being a celebrity. Each humorous and heartfelt story features a particular bird—sometimes literal, at other times figurative. Using this framework, Ian explores a variety of topics, including growing up, life as a television actor and nature lover, and whether it is better to shave or wax one’s chest for an on-screen love scene.
A funny and heartwarming window into Ian’s life, Odd Birds is a must-read for fans of nature writing and memoir alike.