This cover says the forward was by R. Paul Earl, but the forward in my copy was by Dave Rieck, pastor of the Willows First United Methodist Church, who happens to be a friend of mine. I started reading this at the forward (of course), and was really moved by what Dave had to say--especially that part about his calling to be a pastor coming from God, not from a denomination. As I went through the book, I underlined a lot that "spoke" to my heart--something I rarely do. I could think of a dozen people I thought this book would bless and/or help. That dozen could easily expand to a hundred or so. My pockets aren't that deep, so I guess I'll have to be content with loaning it out, one person at a time, hopefully with God's leading as to who gets it next.
This book would make a great Bible study or book club reading material. Available from Amazon.
I received a free copy of the book from Dave Rieck, who said it was unimportant to him if I reviewed it or not. My opinions, as always, are mine alone and not influenced by anyone else's opinion or coercing.