Two people read an early version of the manuscript. Thelma Precé, a convert to the Church of only a few months, was in the midst of crossing the bridge from Biblical Christianity to the Restored Gospel. As she read the manuscript, she shared her feelings about the book. John Butler, a missionary in the Massachusetts Boston Mission, shared his perspective as a teacher of the Gospel and made many suggestions for improvement of the manuscript. I am grateful to both of them for their encouragement that I complete the book. After Elder Butler was transferred to a new area, a friend of mine, Dave Hansen, acted as a courier between us, allowing Elder Butler to finish reading the manuscript. Thanks Dave!
My family allowed me to spend many hours preparing the manuscript, and I appreciate their willingness to be “author-widows” while I finished the book.