By Jack Wyman (Carpenter’s Son Publishing)
Jack Wyman knows how to tell a story. Wyman—a pastor and educator who held political office at local and state levels and currently works with Haggai International, a ministry that develops global Christian leaders—draws from his varied life experiences to deliver a series of compelling stories about Christian living.
Everything Else includes more than 90 essays on topics ranging from a Christian worldview to family, government, perseverance and suffering. In a warm and engaging style, the author grabs the attention of readers and invites them to explore faithful and faith-filled life.
Wyman, an occasional “Voices” columnist for the Baptist Standard, weaves compelling narratives about historical figures—presidents, athletes, celebrities and lesser-known but significant individuals. A few stories drawn from current events already may feel somewhat dated. Perhaps Wyman is a bit too hard on Rob Bell and a trifle too easy on Joel Osteen—too quick to apply the “heresy” label to the teachings of one and not the other. But almost all readers will resonate with his timeless tales about his own family and personal experiences.
Preachers, teachers and other public speakers will find a treasure trove of illustrations here, and Christian readers seeking inspiration will be encouraged in their walk with God.
Ken Camp, managing editor