Erma Bombeck was a hugely popular humor writer with 15 best-selling book to her credit. She also wrote a newspaper column that was enjoyed by millions. Her wise, humorous and spot-on observations about life delighted and amused her readers. She didn’t always have it easy. From her 20s, she knew she had a serious incurable genetic kidney disease. She survived breast cancer. Near the end of her life, she was on daily dialysis and eventually died from complications of a kidney transplant. Through it all, she managed to keep her sense of humor and faith. She once said, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, ‘I used everything You gave me.'”

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A third generation preacher, Mike Shannon is Professor of Preaching at Cincinnati Bible Seminary of Cincinnati Christian University. He has served as a preaching minister, church planter, and college professor. His most recent preaching ministry was at the historic First Christian Church of Johnson City, Tennessee. In his nearly two decades at Cincinnati Christian University, Mike has served as both professor and Dean of the Seminary. He has also been an adjunct professor at Milligan College and Northern Kentucky University. Mike is the author or co-author of several books.

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