Don Mance was born and raised in Albany, New York. He served in the United States Air Force from 1988-1992, in the Netherlands and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan during the end of the Cold War. Shortly after leaving the Air Force in 1992, Don gave his life to Jesus Christ. He has preached in several churches in Upstate New York and has also done a short term mission to the Dominican Republic. A unique set of circumstances immediately following September 11, 2001 thrust him into a role of spiritual leadership at work. It was this experience that compelled him to write God at Work: Sharing Christ on the Job. Don's second book, The Great Exchange, is an overview of the spiritual dynamics that result from a decision to live for Christ. In August 2014, The Great Exchange was translated and published in Dutch as De Grote Uitwisseling. Don's wife Mandi is originally from Glasgow, Scotland. They frequently travel there together. Marching Orders is Don's third book and was released in August 2015.
Why are all of your e-books free?
I believe the hour is very late from a prophetic standpoint. People should be armed with as much knowledge as possible in order to make informed decisions.
You were in the Air Force for over three years. How did that experience shape your life?
I was 19 when I joined the Air Force and 22 when I left. I was not the person I am now. I'm still grateful for having served though. I keep in touch with many of my friends from my Air Force days. There's a very special bond among all who served with honor. It's fantastic. My experiences in the Air Force drove me into the arms of the Lord. I have never looked back or wanted to return to my old life. However, I learned skills and life lessons in the Air Force that have helped me over the years.
Military service and life in the Kingdom of God have a great deal in common. The author explores some of the similarities by drawing on his own experiences in the United States Air Force and his life as a Christian.
This book was written to shatter the myth that one must enter traditional full-time ministry in the church to impact the world for Jesus Christ. A book to assist you in sharing your faith with your co-workers.