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Dear Garrison, I just got
April 3, 2006 |
I just got your readings of "The Gospel of Jesus." and it is the very best thing I have ever heard. I have been a Baptist Pastor for nearly 40 years and nothing has ever touched me like these recordings. They make the Gospel come alive and with such warmth and credibility. Thank you.
It was a family project, Pastor John. My cousin Dan worked up the manuscript, harmonizing the four gospels into one, and my son Jason did the recording and editing. I hadn't read Scripture to him in his early years so this was a way to fulfil my parental duty. The original idea came from the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, but then they declined to do it because I have the wrong opinions on some issues they feel strongly about, so we went ahead on our own. The next time you feel you are stuck for a sermon, sir, simply listen to one of the stories there and then stand up in the pulpit and tell it in your own words. As the old hymn says, "I love to tell the story of unseen things above, of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love. I love to tell the story for those who know it best are hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest."