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When I was maybe ten, my parents took me to see a musical at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City. It was called, It’s A Miracle, and I LOVED it (I can still sing almost any song from the play, incidentally). I took the playbill home and memorized it. Because I memorized it, I learned about a wonderful couple: Gary and Joy Lundberg. Joy wrote the lyrics to the play, and Gary had directed and starred in it.
This play was powerfully influential on my wanting to do theatre (and in determining what kind of theatre I wanted to do), and it was powerfully influential in helping me make choices about the kind of person I wanted to be, what kind of home I wanted to eventually have, and so on.
A few more years later, my wife and I were young marrieds in a ward at BYU. Gary and Joy came and did a fireside. It was refreshing both in its content as well as its candor. I was so impressed with them.
Since then, I’ve read a lot that they’ve written and have always been impressed. They are special people who have had a large impact on my life, even though they don’t know me.
So, you can possibly imagine how I felt when a friend offered to ask them to read my book and provide an endorsement. They are very busy, but graciously agreed to read the manuscript.
I sent it to them last Friday afternoon and waited.
I was, quite frankly, terrified. What if they hated it?
You can imagine my almost delirious joy when I opened my email on Monday morning and read the sweetest email from Joy. She couldn’t have been nicer. I was walking on air.
They sent the following endorsement, which I am deeply honored, and frankly thrilled, to receive.
Thank you, Gary and Joy!
“What a wonderful book! Our hearts have been touched. No one could read this story without feeling the depth of the Savior's love for all His children. Thank you for such an insightful, compelling, spiritual journey.”
-Gary and Joy Lundberg, authors of I Don't Have to Make Everything All Better, Love That Lasts, and Meeting Amazing Grace
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