friends and acquaintances have been kind to read the proofs of
the new book and generously offer their assessments and, Im
happy to report, their hearty recommendations. As follows:
for Finding Moosewood, Finding God
Jack Perkins' book transcends
the common boundaries of "a biography," perhaps because
it was written by an uncommon man who is among the rarest of
national treasures: an original American voice. Finding Moosewood,
Finding God is, in itself, a literary gem: an inspired primer
on how to live one's life with passion, kindness, humor and a
fierce devotion to the secret voice inside us all that steers
us (if we allow it) to our heart's own destiny.
-- Randy Wayne White,
Author Doc Ford Novels
Cal Thomas, Syndicated
Finding Moosewood, Finding God is as unique as Jack. It
avoids the clichés of contemporary evangelicalism and
introduces us to what seems like an exciting life interviewing
celebrities, only to present a much more purposeful life after
Jack meets the Creator of all.
--- Patty Duke (Anna
Finding Moosewood, Finding God is wonderful. During a
mission trip with Jack and others across African starvation lands
years ago, I looked to him as our spiritual leader and our practical
and loving guide. I hope people will avail themselves of his
wisdom, humor and insight in this book. I thank him for so many
things including helping me, too, find Moosewood.
Jack Perkins is a poet and that means enjoyment for the reader.
Jacks mastery of the English language provides pleasure
a plenty. You will want to pass this book along to your friends.
But before you do, you may want
to read it again yourself. Jack is on to something; you can sense
it. He moves past the apparent to the Truth, to God. About this
journey he is passionate, but as a poet he must keep his passion
on a leash, out of respect for the reader who needs room to make
his or her own journey. So, no pre-packaged conclusions here;
no coercion here; no grand claims to have walked all the way
around God and taken pictures. The poet knows that Truth comes
suggestively, not dogmatically. The poet pauses over hints and
coincidences, not with doubts hesitation but with reverence
for the God who came veiled in flesh.
|Fred B. Craddock
Bandy Distinguished Professor of
Preaching and New Testament,
Candler School of Theology,
National Correspondent, NBC Today Show
Jack Perkins is the kind of storyteller who shows us things we
might miss even standing next to him. Enjoy!
--- Nik Wallenda, Extreme
A poetic journey into the life of a genius journalist. Compelling