Before There Was The River of Winged Dreams
There Was The Bridge of Silver Wings
"Between the hopelessness of despair capable of destroying a life, and the strength that comes with self assurance capable of empowering a life, there sits a great chasm with which many people struggle when attempting to cross from one side to the other.
"For some, the struggle occurs only once in their lifetime and, if they manage to achieve victory, their triumph endows them with a sense of confidence, inspiration, and conviction that serves their needs for the rest of their lives.
"For others, crossing the gulf between desolation and faith can take the form of a battle that they wage on an annual basis. For millions more––possibly your next door neighbor, a favorite grocery store clerk, your pastor, or yourself––the battle explodes into a raging war which they are forced to fight every day." (from the introduction)
"The truth is we do not always know how we go from falling off the edge of one cliff to running with determination beside the ledge of another. The Bridge of Silver Wings is what I’ve come to call the unknowable unquantifiable process of deliverance in action. It is what saves a given soul when that soul no longer has any idea how to save itself."