The three mentioned writers above have one major thing in common. I will share the common denominator shortly. You may know the three listed writers were among, if not the, best writers of the 20th Century. I read the works of all three before my 20th birthday, and I still go back and reread some of their work. (I am not leaving out Jesus as you will see).
Each of the three’s experience in common was the eminent writer, Sherwood Anderson. He, at different times, mentored Hemingway, Faulkner, and Steinbeck. Hemingway wrote The Sun Also Rises while under the tutelage of Mr. Sherwood.
Faulkner wrote Soldier Pay while mentored by Sherwood.
Steinbeck started with Tortilla Flat, and I think that every person who enjoys a great read should read each of his books.
Three “great ones” springing from one mentor! Info on him above from Chip MacGregor
Jesus is many things, and His power is beyond description. He took twelve unlikely men, mentored them for around three years and they, in turn, started an ideological revolution that is at work to this day.
Jesus taught his followers the value of mentoring while they walked the paths of Israel. He then instructed and empowered the disciples to become capable mentors and this role was passed down to each generation of Christians. It has worked for over two thousand years.
In our time there is a backing away from personal mentoring, as it takes too much time away from more important projects. At least this is what they say.
In fairness, I must say that many of the men/women who have the benefit a mentor fails to understand the value such a person can contribute to their success as vibrant servants of Jesus Christ.
At age twenty I was saved. Three mentors helped me, Joyce’s grandmother, Gertrude Walker, Pastor Allen Dickerson and 2nd Pastor Tom Wallace. Pastor Wallace preaches around the world at age 85! I owe much to these three and many more.
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