Author Biography: For almost 40 years, Robert Hereth served as a pastor in urban Lutheran congregations in the Chicago area. His ministry was distinguished both by his close walk with his people in their faith journey and also by his constant search for contemporary, relevant ways to open for them the eternal truths of Scripture. After being graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, he served aboard an amphibious destroyer escort in the Far East at the end of the Korean War, then was a writer for the communications departments of health organizations and profit sharing industries until he entered the seminary in Chicago. He grew up in Milwaukee and has always nurtured his childhood love for the forests and lakes of the upper Midwest.. He has retired near Chicago with Barbara, his wife of 47 years, near theirfour children and eight grandchildren.