" As a boy I lived part-time with my widowed Grandmother.  Her home had electricity but she didn’t trust it, so she only used it to power her refrigerator.  When darkness fell she lit the kerosene lamp, casting the tiny living room with its braided rag rugs and coal oil stove, in its ambient light. During those long winter evenings she spun out the story of her life.  It was there I learned the art of storytelling, a craft that has enabled me to write more than thirty books.


I suppose I could tell you that “The Making of a Man” was one of five finalists for the Gold Medallion Devotional Book of the Year, or that I was awarded the Doctorate of Divinity honoris causa for my life’s work in ministry and writing, but that wouldn’t really tell you who I am.  I am a husband, a father, a grandfather, and a friend.


I love spending time with my wife, Brenda Starr, in our secluded cabin overlooking picturesque Beaver Lake.  I enjoy quiet talks with old friends, kerosene lamps, good books, a warm fire when it’s cold, and a good cup of coffee anytime.  I’m an avid Denver Broncos fan, an aspiring bass fisherman, and an amateur photographer.  And I hope I become one of your favorite authors."