I owe a deep debt of gratitude to many influences in my life and in particular, authors, theologians, and leaders who by their books, audio teaching, preaching and teaching have significantly impacted me. At critical junctures in my life’s journey, I have chosen to alter course as far as my beliefs and personal values are concerned. Encountering the Holy Spirit and being filled with His presence made for a momentous change in my outlook, my life and practice. Embracing grace and realizing the significant freedom that faith and grace bring cannot be underestimated as a transforming point in my life. Recognizing that I am saved (justified and sanctified) by faith in Jesus without the need for Law brought new life and enlivening understanding of the New Testament.
Two authors, in particular, helped bring me to this place. Dr. Gordon Fee and Dr. Michael Eaton. Both are theological scholars of renown and repute, both have a high value of the role of the Holy Spirit and a high value of the doctrine of Grace. Both have been prolific in their writing and their books hold pre-eminence in my theological library.