This delightful book shares a collection of stories and brief thoughtful essays that help us understand how Wink developed his passion for scholarship, theology, and nonviolent social justice. It also gives insights into the later development of Wink’s Lewy Body Dementia.
In the forward June Keener Wink, his wife, writes,
[T]hroughout his illness Walter retained the core of himself, the man who loved and laughed. Oftentimes we wept together. His book was not finished. He could not die yet. Several times it seemed like he was ready to give up, but then, with new enthusiasm, the old scholar would rise up in him. Or perhaps the Holy Spirit moved him to renew his ever-present passion for giving his ‘last full measure of devotion’; in other words, to be an evangelist, as he liked to call himself.” (p. 9)
This little book is a treasure.