I first became acquainted with pastor, author & theologian Brad Jersak several years ago through his writings. Someone recommended his book Her Gates Will Never Be Shut to me. I got the book and read it and was positively impressed. Although I did not agree with all his conclusions, he opened areas of theological study which I had never delved deeply into. Brad has an interesting history. He is a Canadian who grew up in a fundamental Baptist environment. He married a Mennonite girl and spent more than 15 years ministering in that tradition. He ministered in the Toronto area for several years and then founded a church in British Colombia. More recently he has developed close relationship with the Orthodox Church. He earned a Ph.D. in New Testament from Bangor University in Wales. His accomplishments are broad and varied. As scholar he has a pastor’s heart desiring that believers experience God’s reality as opposed to simply having a cognitive knowledge of Him and is deeply rooted in the historic faith of the Church.