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Appreciation for Decades of Ministry

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Josh,

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.