Edsel A. Ammons, Ernest S. Lyght, and Jonathan D. Keaton, through personal story, sermons, articles, prayers, and meditations, ground leadership in humility and self-denial. Giving practical advice for church pastors and leaders, the book will inspire many spiritual journeys.
"Bishops Lyght, Ammons and Keaton have rich and intriguing lives to share...Their storytelling is an invitation to those of us in the church to rehearse our own answers about the quality of our soul...As a white women in this "too white" denomination, I salute them all for calling us again to a new faithfulness that seems rooted in their ebony beings!
--Maxine Clarke Beach, Vice President and Dean, Drew Theological School
"These three bishops are giants--men of integrity, vision, and vast experience. They share their unique perspectives with us, and do it as if we were drinking coffee together. What a privilege to step inside their history, their thoughts and their feelings and compare them with our own.
--Richard B. Wilke, retired Bishop of The United Methodist Church
“...This book is a joyful and poignant glimpse into the calling and commitment of three spiritual giants.”
--Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III, Senior Pastor, Hope United Methodist Church, Southfield, Michigan
--Melvin Talbert, retired Bishop of The United Methodist Church
"My three Episcopal colleagues share their hearts and their hopes in this book. Inspired Wesleyan preaching and insightful reflections on leadership will challenge the reader. I was especially touched by their stories about the shaping and undergirding presence of family in their spiritual journeys. I recommend it enthusiastically!"
--Joel N. Martínez, Resident Bishop, San Antonio Area, The United Methodist Church