Arise, Fly High and Float Free
For as long as I can remember I've been fascinated with airplanes and the realm of flight. The thought that through them I could achieve the age-old desire of mankind to "break free of the pull of the earth's gravitational force and soar freely through the sky" inspired me to achieve my private pilot license while still a teenager and my commercial license at the age of twenty.
For years now I had enjoyed an occasional escape from the earth's gravitational boundaries. However, it wasn't until the spring of 1991 that I discovered the true freedom I sought in "lighter-than-air" flight in a hot air balloon. Now, having spent thousands of hours aloft in both powered and lighter-than-air aircraft, I have come to see several interesting similarities between lighter-than-air flight and another age-old quest of man: the desire to be free from the controlling force which sin has on us and the desire to float freely in the grace of God. This book explores those similarities while attempting to illustrate the concepts of... "Arising" above our sinful nature,