My mother bought this book for me nearly 10 years ago and sent it to me while I was living in Portland, Oregon. It was a new release back then. I was 22 worked at PDX airport, was a relatively new Christian, and had been married to my first wife for only a few years. I only read through half of the book before life got so busy that I couldn't devote the time to finishing it (I began working for a linen service and was putting in 60+ hours a week). However, before I shelved the book, something strange started happening. I began to think about theology and what it meant to be a Christian. I started writing about prayer during graveyard shifts and listening to sermons every chance I had. Then the thought hit me: I think I want to be a pastor. I was excited and told my young wife who promptly told me, "There ain't no way in... that I will be a pastor's wife..." I shelved that idea and tried to forget it. Fast forward some years to today. My first wife renounced the name of Jesus and walked out on the marriage (this is a much longer story that I'd be happy to share with people if would help them grow closer to Christ). I'm remarried and living in Chicagoland attending Moody Bible Institute so that I may fulfill what I believe to be a call; one that I haven't been able to shake no matter how hard I've tried. Through this, I've finished the book my mother gave me now years ago. I am curious to hear people's thoughts and opinions of the book, its subject, and the author. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, but couldn't stop thinking about theological makeup of the many people mentioned in the biography. I don't wish to assume where I don't have explicit knowledge or facts. The book has served in such a strange melange of required reading, finishing something I started so long ago with so many memories and emotions attached, and theological and ethical analysis, etc. I have to write a report in the coming days and would again like to source the opinions of PB.