Believing that the church's inward focus is robbing Jesus of the body of believers he left behind to carry on the work he began, David is an adamant advocate for an active church - one active in the affairs of the neighborhood, the nation, and the world.
Raised in Memphis, Tennessee. USMC Captain with time in Viet Nam. One degree from the University of Mississippi, another from Florida State. Twenty-five years in Florida working for the Department of Children and Families, including a stint as Child Welfare Administrator for the state. Fourteen years in St. Paul, Minnesota as Social Services Director. Retired from both jobs, writing and lecturing and taking care of grandchildren. We moved to Port au Prince, Haiti, in January 2013 to host a guest house for medical mission groups and others.
I have four books out. All of them are aimed at stirring the church on to good works, getting it out of its pews and into the streets. Book number four is "Does the Church Really Have Good News? 5 Promises" released October 2014.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness.
What are you working on at the minute? What is it about?
If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?
Where is your favorite place to write?
Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad? Do you have any advice on how to deal with the bad?
Yes, and yes. It is important. You want to build a rapport with your audience. Respond to a bad review with kindness and respect. Present your alternative view, but don't ever stoop to putting the reviewer down. Allow the reviewer room to disagree. And thank them for taking the time to read and review the book. In doing so, they have done you an honor.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Where can we buy your work?
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