Mike Bennett

Within the past year, my best friend, Daniel, and I have truly discovered the writings of your father and it has changed our lives. Daniel is a pastor in the Virginia Conference, and I am a pastor in the Baltimore-Washington Conference. We meet each week with a small group of pastors for accountability, spiritual growth, and church leadership. For years, our mentor, Dennis Dorsch, has spoken about E. Stanley Jones and urged us to read his books. Fourteen years ago, Dennis took my confirmation class to Mount Olivet Cemetery. And now I join him as we take our confirmation classes there. However, it was not until this year that I really got into reading his works. Each week, Daniel and I end up sharing with our group what we have been reading from your father or which of his books we have been able to find for sale online. They are extremely difficult to obtain otherwise. I don’t know what to say other than to thank you since I cannot thank him. All of his work continues to bear much fruit as there are those of us of the next generation who have discovered the truth in his writings and have changed our lives and ministries because of that discovery. I have shunned almost all other things, especially anything written in the past 10 years in exchange for the opportunity to read his works. I wish we could have met your father. He is a great man.