"From the moment I began, I simply got wrapped up in the book. I usually can easily fall asleep by 9 pm, even sitting in front of my computer. Sometimes I wake up, knowing I've been dozing for over 30 minutes. Sitting upright! Well, the night I read it, I finished the book just past midnight. I had no trouble staying awake. I was too caught up in the book."
"The book itself...the way the story is told...is a blessing. There is so much substance to it. Something lacking in so many Evangelical books I read. (Not that many, to be honest, since I rarely read anything out there that I think is worthwhile.) That is one of the reasons for which I think it is so good."
"Pam wrote about events which I knew about firsthand, since she and I attended the same college in Cincinnati, and knew many of the same people. The story is her memoir of what happened from 1974 through about 2009, in which she details her friendship with Rich Mullins, known to millions worldwide for his music, and from my perspective, more importantly, his incredible lyrics. I knew both her and Rich, although I would have defined them more as acquaintances of mine. So her recollections fill in some of the blanks from my CBS years, 1972-78."
"So I'll recommend it highly. For several reasons. It's a truly engaging story. Everybody will be able to identify with the people involved. The author is a terrific story-teller. I felt blessed...literally...simply having read it, which is truly rare! And I think most readers will too.
"A few of you may already know just how good a writer Pam is. But just in case you don’t, she really did a great job. The more I think about it, I believe this book deserves a read from all folk, regardless of whether they attended CBS, or knew about Rich, or are Evangelicals, or are pagans. It's simply a very well-written story, having all the ingredients of a best seller."
"I think it's a story that should be told. And read. And learned from. "
"Anybody who has ever attended or visited CBC (now known as Cincinnati Christian University) will have an even greater appreciation of her stories, since they will be able to visualize the sights on campus to which she refers throughout the book."
"By the way, I am in no way being compensated for this. I was given the opportunity to read an advance copy of the book. I said yes, not knowing what to expect. And it turns out, I was very pleasantly surprised."
"So, just trust me: read the book!"
"To Pam and Rich: thanks for the memories!"
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