My book(s) are about my family's struggles and eventual realization of God's grace and mercy. My father was an alcoholic. My brother died in a drug induced accident. My sisters struggled with alcohol. My mother was a complainer. I was addicted to porn. In short, we were the normal dysfunctional American family.
John grew up in small midwestern communities and entered college in the large city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. After receiving his Bachelor of Sacred Literature degree he entered the ministry, serving a church in southern Minnesota. From there he moved his family to Madison, Wisconsin for a few years before heading back to Minneapolis for two years where he worked with a campus ministry. Then it was out east to central Pennsylvania where God, more or less, took him out of the ministry because of his "mid life crisis" when he got into pornography and "worldly living." After a stent in the hardware business, he moved his family to Indianapolis where he went into the construction business with his father, returning to the life he grew up with as a kid.
What is so great is that God loves dysfunctional people! Just read the Bible stories about Cain and Able, Lot and his daughters, Moses, Sampson, David, etc. Isn't it fantastic that God's love, as displayed by His Son, Jesus, accepts us unconditionally and fully!
So, from carpenter to preacher to carpenter again, within a few years, fourteen in fact, I would like to share some lessons learned, especially for my seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.