Dr. Clay A. Henry has an extensive background in academics, holding B.S., D.D.S. and PhD degrees, and experience at many levels of employment. As a civilian, with the military and especially during his twenty-seven-year tenure as a full-time faculty member at Baylor College of Dentistry, Clay had numerous opportunities to hone his writing skills. Most of these efforts centered on the composition of research grants and a sizable number of articles published in the scientific literature.
Admittedly, the style of technical and methodical writing is somewhat different than that commonly used when writing of non-secular matters. However, he believes that the format of scientific writing actually renders an added degree of logic and reasoning than is normally found in theological and spiritual related manuscripts.
His writing skills were significantly associated with his teaching abilities. Early on as a teacher, Clay found that one trait of an instructor’s excellence was the use of word illustrations and graphics to help promote the student’s learning experiences. He applied this methodology while teaching an adult Sunday school class for many years in a Presbyterian Church in Texas. He found that this technique motivated students to think outside the realm of the seen world. This same approach was used in Self Exposed and Your Health in a World of Conflict, not only to lay sound foundations of the Christian faith but also to stimulate the readers to ponder the reality of an unseen world.