First of all I am a born again christian. Called
into evangelism by God. My name is Richard
Foster and I am a retired businessman and
evangelist. I have pastored over the course
of my life and I feel that God has given me a
mission. My questioning mind has inspired
many original programs and teachings as
well as the inspiration for this book. As a
retired businessman I have had to make many
decisions and choices over the years in my
business. I can now look back with hindsight
and ask myself all those, "what ifs" as they
would pertain to my life today. That is really
the core of our story.
It's about the choices we make and how those choices affect us immediately
and all along our life journey.
The Loneliest Shepherd deal with choices and how making bad choices
can effect just about every aspect of your life. At the birth of Jesus I
wondered who it was among the shepherd's that had to stay behind and
watch the sheep. I wondered how that might effect that persons life, what
his life might turn out to be like and where he might end up.
While the story is purely fi ctional, I have taken true accounts from the Bible
and created a "what if" story around them to help put into perspective just
how criticle making the right choices really are.
My prayer is that this encounter with David will cause you think more
deeply about life than you ever have before.