If you read but one book this year, see that to it that this is it. For 2000 years the Christian Church has debated the relationship between predestination and a freed will. It is quite possible that this small book will end the debate. You will be humbled and overwhelmed by the greatness of God's sovereignty as well as energized and motivated by our freedom. It is in understanding what God has done and is doing, as well as our part in His-Story, that we find our greatest peace and our greatest success. Read this book. Hi. I'm Phil Mathis. I'm 48, and I live in Colorado Springs with my wife, Dana. We've been quite happily married since 1985 and have four kids and two dogs. Actually they are no longer kids: our oldest is 20 and the others range in age to 13. After graduating from ORU and Fuller Seminary I "planted" 3 new churches and served as a pastor for 24 years. I also learned how to sell and placed in the top 1% of the worldwide insurance industry for 5 years in a row. There's no way to write this without sounding like I'm bragging, but since I want you to open the book and learn all about success in life they told me I had to say some of why you should listen to me. This goes on for a bit in the preface but you can skip it if you like. I hope you will take a few minutes and see what the Word of God has to say about what God does and what we do in life. You might be surprised.