Susan Stover is taking a leave of absence from serving as Director of Lay Ministries in her mainline Christian denomination. Most recently she served with her husband in two rural congregations in Nebraska, their home state. They have three adult children who are beginning their families in various parts of the U.S. The desire to spend more time with family led the Stovers to move east, with a temporary location in North Carolina. Ms Stover earned her Master of Arts in Lay Ministry in 1996 from Trinity Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. She has continued her interest in theology and Bible by extensive reading and by teaching adult studies. Susan is a strong proponent for lifelong learning, theological thinking, and open-minded discussion for interested laypersons. This is the first book written by Susan Stover. She welcomes your feedback and conversation. Please visit her website, www.susanstover.us.