Your book, A Divine Dialogue was very encouraging and intriguing for me I have long been forming in my mind the shape of my faith, and where things like prayer and faith fit, live and function. Although raised in the church and saved at an early age, my life and adult attitudes and perceptions altered and shaded my youthful concepts, as I think should surely be the case...It was a pleasant surprise to find, as I read through this manuscript, that many of my realizations and perceptions were things someone else had encountered also. I have always been the sort of mind who sees things from a different point than many others, and to encounter this book, and to recognize it as familiar, was a treat and a reassurance Thanks for the challenges and observations presented here, and please write more Richard "Pontiac" LowryChristian Motorcyclists AssociationArea Reprehensive for West TN Rev. Dr. Howard A. Alperin was born into an Orthodox Jewish Home in Memphis, TN. He became a paramedic fire fighter in 1974, a profession he loved and practiced until he incurred career ending injuries in the ambulance while transporting a patient. Dr. Alperin, who had never practiced his faith found himself in New York City studying at a Chassidic Yeshiva (Rabbinical School). As he progressed in his studies he quickly learned that much was being over looked. In 1989 he returned to Memphis where in 1990 he met and married his wife Gloria who patiently led him to Christ. He began seminary studies and was ordained in 2002. For 11 years Dr. Alperin and Gloria led a homeless and jail ministry. They now have a marriage ministry, where they do pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling and weddings services. Dr. Alperin has 2 daughters Stephanie and Jennifer and two, step children Alicia and Justin and 10 grandchildren. He lives in his beloved Fayette County, Tennessee.