When we asked Walter Wangerin Jr. to speak at Hutchmoot 2010, we scarcely imagined that he’d accept our invitation, much less that in a few short years Rabbit Room Press would publish his newest book. Yet here we are, lovely new books in hand, and it’s release day for Everlasting Is the Past.
In this new memoir, Walter Wangerin Jr. takes us on a journey into the past to experience his loss of faith as a young seminarian, his struggle to find a place for his chosen vocation amid a storm of doubts, and his eventual renewal in the arms of an inner-city church called Grace. With his inimitable style and keen eye for detail, he remembers his own story and gives it to us as an everlasting testament to the faithfulness of God.
It’s been a pleasure and an honor to help bring this story to the world, and with it’s tales of denominational struggle, doubt, racial conflict, and grace, it’s a book that we are proud to be a part of, and a story we think people need to hear.