Gloria Jahoda dedicated her book River of the Golden Ibis to Nigel Coxe, in token of a gift of music; to Ella Grainger, in token of a gift of memory; and to Steward Manville and Ralph Stant, in token of a gift of faith. Every one of us owes a debt to the person who gave us the gift of faith. Of course, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God, but there is always someone who was the bearing of the Word and gave us the gift of faith.

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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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