Life is about relationships, good and bad.
Individualism may feel strong. In reality, it's much weaker than when we stand together.
Much of the joy of life comes from the manner in which others touch our lives. Do you remember the last time someone touched your life with a word of encouragement? Your response may have been a smile or a sense of joy. Not all touches are like that. Some people touch our lives with pain through hurtful comments, insinuation, or even lies.
Solomon declared that life and death are in the power of the tongue. Our conversations are a key contributor to the effects we have on one another. This book is an invitation to explore the impact of others on us and our influence on them. It takes courage to nurture others and accept their nurturing. Communication coupled with action is the key to growth when we've experienced God as the source of our spiritual lives in Christ.
"Glenn Taylor's writing on the subject of healthy relationships is the outcome of] a lifelong commitment to living fully into all aspects of life. As a result, this book has deep roots and a solid foundation. I commend it to you."
--Dr. Rod Wilson, Vancouver, B.C.
"There is no substitute for a firsthand witness. This is as true today as it was for the Resurrection. This book is the direct result of a truly empathetic faithful witness... This is a must read for anyone who is involved in ministry, counseling, or leadership of any kind."
--James Tughan, Canadian Artist, Oakville, Ontario
"I believe the chapter on the importance of the community of faith as a place for receiving love, nurture, and healing meets a critical need in our disconnected society."
--Marvin Brubacher, Director of MentorLink Canada
Glenn C. Taylor began his pastoral ministry in 1956 as a church planter. He served as a correctional chaplain, professor and counsellor in college and seminary, CEO of a large inner city ministry, and counsellor/consultant with over thirty international mission organizations. He has graduate degrees in theology and psychology and training in trauma counselling. Much of his ministry has addressed relationships between leadership and churches, as well as family counselling. With his wife, her has ministered in many countries around the world.