Are you like me?
I love a good rescue story.
Help me if you can, I’m feelin’ down
And I do appreciate your bein’ round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won’t you please, please help me.
–John Winston Lennon
Remember this song? Okay, I admit it. I’m hopelessly locked in a musical time warp, an unabashed fan of the Beatles. John Lennon was crying out for personal help during a troubled period in his life. Who of us hasn’t?
I have a passion for reading and watching great rescue stories. Tales of heroes and heroines who march headlong into danger at great personal risk for the sake of someone else. Like Samwise Gamgee, the faithful friend, and Frodo Baggins, the ring-bearer, in Lord of the Rings. Dorothy Gale of Kansas. The band of brothers who save Private Ryan. And Aslan, The Great Lion, from C.S. Lewis’s classic Chronicles of Narnia, to name just a few.
Tales about transformation. Hope. Love. Self-discovery. Sacrifice. And the dilemma as old as time—good versus evil. They draw us in because they’re about the human experience. Our experience. I seek to write stories that do the same.
So join your imagination with mine. Sit back . . . relax . . . and journey with me.
The best news of all? I believe—no matter where you’re at right now—that rescue is coming, because your life is an awe-inspiring story still being told. And in the final chapter you will be rescued, because the best is truly yet to come.
Deliver me from the mire and do not let
Me sink; may I be delivered from my foes
And from the deep waters.
– Psalm 69:14