This book has several purposes. First, I intend to illustrate that Christianity can be a good foundation for a career in music. Second, I would like to mention and thank as many people as possible who have made positive contributions to my career. Third, I would like to provide a collection of stories (perhaps proverbs or parables) that could be useful to teachers. Fourth, I recognize now that my lifetime has seen historical revolution in the arts, fi nance, sex, marriage, military, politics, transportation, entertainment: practically every value we took for granted when I was a child has either been discarded or modifi ed to the point where it is hardly recognizable. However, humanity still exists and with all its faults it is lovable and worth preserving.
Oh, yes: I would also like this book to be enjoyable reading! ~ Vernal E. Richardson