Thursday, May 26, 2011
Rewards of Writing
It was always nice to receive compliments from students during those years that I was a college and seminary professor, but I never knew for sure whether the student might be contemplating a higher grade or a better reference. But the comments I frequently get on books have no strings attached and they can fill with sunshine an otherwise gloomy day. Here is one such email I got this morning:
I am the pastor of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, a left behind congregation on the East Side of St. Paul, Minnesota. As I near my fifth anniversary with Our Saviour’s I have just finished re-reading your book “Left Behind in a Mega Church World.” Your book has been a literal God-send to me. I wanted to thank you for writing it and for giving left behind churches and pastors encouragement and hope. I appreciate the sincerity and honesty of your writing style, which I first noted years ago as a college student reading “From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions”.
Posted by Ruth A. Tucker at 11:00 AM