I am continually amazed at the providential hand of God in our lives, in His Church, and in all of creation. When looking over my shoulder at His dealings in my own life, I can clearly see some of the spiritual milestones that have marked my growth in Christ. Often, these milestones have been initiated, or fueled, by certain books that I have read. I write with the goal that one of my books will make an impact on someone’s relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
I am ordained in the Southern Baptist Convention, with a pastoral background ranging from Presbyterian to Pentecostal. When asked to describe the Baptist camp that has molded my faith and theological perspective, I point to two famous Baptist pastors, which are two of my heroes: John Bunyan and Charles Spurgeon.
I hold a Master of Arts in Religion, from California Graduate School of Theology, and a Master of Business Administration, from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business. Currently my wife and I are enjoying being empty-nesters in beautiful Virginia.
This is a different kind of novel with a different purpose and goal. It unravels the life of Jarrod Burrell, a man living the American Dream, as he comes face-to-face with God. If you have ever wanted a spiritual mentor who would help you to develop a life of prayer, then follow Jarrod and his mentor as they walk and grow together in prayer, in Christ Jesus.
Sometimes a story becomes the best way to see and learn something new. Here lies the purpose of Mark Torrell’s story.Through an unexpected friendship Mark is given five lessons that are meant to radically change his view of prayer and his relationship with his God. This may have been the last thing that Mark expected at Mountainview Hospital, but it definitely wasn’t the only surprise.