This book is an autobiographical memoir. It tells the story of how God prepared me for the work of theology during childhood and during my schooling at Princeton, Westminster, and Yale. It focuses on those events that shaped my theological convictions and led me to develop my distinctive emphases in theology, apologetics, and philosophy. It seeks to honor God's providence in leading me from one point to another in my life as a son, husband, father, theologian, apologist, and churchman. My goal in the book is to show how one's theological convictions are products, not only of logic and reasoning, but also of the events of one's life and the people one interacts with. ""These engaging memoirs provide a rare window onto an era, and indeed into a godly heart. After reading these pages, I have finally understood why John Frame thinks and writes so lyrically. It's because he has the soul of a musician."" --William Edgar, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia ""John Frame's impact on the evangelical world can hardly be overstated, and the rich legacy of his works will bless generations to come. Dr. Frame's books have often provided glimpses of his own life experiences, but now his readers can appreciate the personal story behind those writings, a story that testifies both to divine mercies and to human weaknesses. This 'existential perspective' on the five-decade ministry of a Christian theologian is a fascinating narrative that intertwines the ordinary and the extraordinary, with encouragements and lessons for all of us, whatever our calling in Christ's kingdom."" --James N. Anderson, Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte John Frame is Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He is the author of twenty books, including Systematic Theology (2013), History of Western Philosophy and Theology (2015), and the Theology of Lordship series (four volumes).