"Lordship through Friendship is a conversational tapestry of life's struggles. Readers will gain a clearer understanding that prayer life and devotional time is not where we do all the talking and God does all the listening. As a helpful spiritual discipline in the art of learning how to converse with God, this book also includes end of chapter questions that encourage the young to mature Christian to use the book as a personal devotion or in a small group setting. Pastor Bryan & Cindy Mann Mt. Victory United Methodist Church, Gardners, Pennsylvania "Lordship through Friendship looks at the question: what is my relationship with God? Rita shares her conversations with God and His responses, through unusual parables that led to a fuller understanding of His love and direction. Readers feel a kinship with her questions, misunderstandings, growth in the Lord, and will better understand His plan of friendship for their lives." Terry Griffin, On-Line News Editor "I'm not sure all people grasp that our salvation is based upon having a relationship with God. I often need tangible examples to help me spiritually mature. WOW-an entire book of examples-fantastic " Rick McCauslin, Radio Station Manger "While Rita's targeted audience is Christian, her themes have wide appeal; her metaphors are fresh and clear, and her provocative prose is inspiring." Joan W., Professor Emerita Rita Sullivan has an M.S. in Organizational Development and Leadership, and a B.A. in Communication-Journalism. Lordship through Friendship is Rita's first book, although her written works have been published many times since 1986. She instructs adult continuing education courses on creative writing and writing for publication at her local community college. She conducts drama seminars, having written and directed more than 80 plays and skits in His church. Rita and her husband live in rural Pennsylvania.