The author Grady W. Troute has been a member of the Centerville Church of Christ in Centerville, Ohio for nearly 40 years. He was blessed to serve as an elder for approximately three decades of that time. He has recently put down the staff, but retains the love for the fellow members and the great work of the church there. Grady's professional background was predominately technical. Early years were devoted to contract work with several projects involving airborne computing and other computer controlled automation applications. The cross country moves involved with such a career allowed Grady to experience multiple congregations of the Lord's church in differing cultural settings. He has often pondered God's providence in those moves. The latter portion of Grady's technical career was spent in management with General Motors and Electronic Data Systems, a General Motors acquisition. After retirement from EDS, he completed his professional working career as a real estate agent in his community. Grady's first wife, Charlotte Adele Legate Troute, died unexpectedly at age 40, leaving a daughter, Rebecca, age 16, and a son, Michael, age 13. The years were painful for everyone for a while. Both children graduated from Abilene Christian University. Six years after the death of his first wife, Grady was blessed with marriage to Sharon Lee Shipley. Sharon has written several articles for Christian Woman Magazine since her retirement from a counseling career. The title of this book, More Glimpses of Communion, implies that there was a predecessor, and indeed there was. Its title, Glimpses of Communion, is not difficult to guess. Each book provides 52 brief communion themes for use by communion speakers. Grady also published a book in between the two, Return to Sender, having the subtitle Shepherds, Sheep, Service, and Stress.
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