Stephen, his wife and five children moved from Pennsylvania where he was born and raised, to Northern California, where he wrote this series. He and his family currently resides in South Carolina. He has done everything from carpentry to writing and recording music; from teaching children who did not have a stable home-life to washing the dishes at his own home; and from leading his kids on adventures in the woods to loving his neighbors, whoever they may be. He has been on a journey for years now, discovering that it is not about the "What" we do in life. It is about the "How" we do whatever has been given us to do.
He finds great joy in sharing his own story with others; the one where he was led out of religion by Love.
And to this end he writes books, he writes songs, he swings a hammer, he serves and loves his family, he encourages those around him, he prays for broken hearts and broken bodies. But more important and precious to him than any of that, he walks and talks with his friend Jesus about all of it. He has become convinced that if he does everything while walking with Jesus, he will truly have the privilege and blessing of The Abundant Life.
Unlike most series which are linear on a timeline, the Compass Series actually walks around one storyline for the first 3 books, with the fourth book carrying on where the others left off. It is one story from four vantage points. Each book fills in more details about the main characters and is written from different character’s perspectives.
This fourth and final book of The Compass Series will leave you standing beside Bridget, yearning for the embrace of home and faced with the decision of whether the path that leads there is worth the cost.
In a world vying for our attention, the art of persuasion is, as some would know it, a highly crafted art. Yet for Ralph, it is woven into the fabric of his very nature.
Follow Ralph through his formative years and on, as he uncovers who he is and, ultimately, where he belongs.
After carrying his bride through her illness, Joshua finds himself fighting for his marriage and the well being of his two children. He must now step through the pain of a betrayal he did not deserve. Along the way he uncovers the value of surrendering things that seem important and grasping for the things that truly are. Though it is a journey he did not plan, he never imagined what lay ahead.