David Jones grew up in the shadow of a textile mill in South Carolina where his father worked as the plant manager. In the mill village he learned about hard work, league softball, church picnics, neighborhood hospitality, and front porch story tellers. At age nineteen, David got his first job running a church youth program and took his father's work ethic and sense of the southern parish into the pastorate. Along the way, he met Carrie Richards from Ada, Michigan and convinced her to give up cold winters for hot summers and join him on the coast of South Carolina. They recently celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary. Today, they live outside Nashville, TN with their three children: Cayla, Abbie, and Nathan.
Socrates, Plato, and others described themselves as philo-sophia, or lovers of wisdom. In this book, David Jones collects wisdom stories from different cultures, religions, and eras and combines them in one readable collection using one main character, Sophia.
Jonah Thompson, seventy plus, tired but not yet retired, widowed but not alone, competent but not quite sane. See what happens when an aging pastor flies over the cuckoo's nest. The crazier he becomes, the more profound is his life.
Using hymns, scriptures, and classical prayers, David W. Jones offers this collection of prayers for beginners. These starters can help the most tongue tied soul find words to start an open hearted session with God.