17 September, 2019
Written by Bobby Valentine
I did not realize what an intensely personal journey down memory lane it would be, as I opened Searching for the Pattern. Reading Searching was like watching a movie of my own quest somehow unfolding before my eyes.
Searching for the Pattern is divided up by John Mark Hicks into four parts and concludes with three appendices.
Searching is clearly a labor of love from beginning to end. John Mark revels in his godly heritage from his parents to his biblical training at Freed Hardeman University. There is not…
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