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Appreciation for Decades of Ministry


Turning 65 this year, I’m trying to make sure some of my heroes know how much they have impacted me.

Since 1973, when one of my students at a Christian high school gave me a copy of More Than a Carpenter, I have undoubtedly invoked your name, shared your testimony, and given away unknown quantities of that book, Evidence That Demands a Verdict, and more. You were there when I didn’t have answers for unbelievers or fence-leaners.

I spent most of my life in ministry as a television producer and ghostwriter, and I can’t tell you how often I’ve reached for your books, returning to familiar, dog-eared passages that would help illuminate a paragraph or program.

During a stint writing for several top corporate consultants, your books were always my go-to resources for well-known speakers and business people who came to me with spiritual questions.

Along the way, I’ve spoken your name in conjunction with C. S. Lewis so many times, and I want you to know that I hold you in similar high esteem.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how much I have been blessed by you and your writings through the years. You have always been rock-solid, and I deeply appreciate the influence you’ve been to me, my family, and people with whom I’ve shared your books.