I have been sharing your book Identity wars with a number of my friends. Everyone of them have identity issues. Some come from a very abusive background and grew up looking for worth in all the wrong places. Another friend used drugs and attempted suicide and still has some serious concerns. One other has issues with power, position, money, education. Another person who is a Roman Catholic, called me yesterday and told me she was reading the chapters I am translating into Spanish, even though she is not a reader and has no interest in things we believe as Seventh-day Adventists. A young woman who stayed with us a few days has lots of problems as well. I was sharing with her the comparison you made in your book between Lucifer and Absalom, and she was really touched by it.
I would just like to tell you all how much I have enjoyed reading the book-Life Matters!
Somehow the old truths became new refreshing truths and I saw our beliefs in a new light. I have used the material to produce at least 3 sermons and one dear lady actually thanked me , saying" We ought to hear more sermons like this" , which was encouraging.
A favourite chapter "The marriage within the Most Holy Place-the Judgment' particularly gave me hope.