Journey of Grace
Author, Herbert W. Chilstrom
The book begins with a reflective account of his family roots, childhood, and education, pastoral and teaching career. Subsequent chapters include his life as a synod bishop, his role in the formation of the ELCA and his ministry as the first presiding bishop of that church. 614 pages
Although central to the narrative is his focus on leadership, it is done in the context of the larger scene, bringing into focus the major historical events that were happening at the time. Embedded in his story are deeply personal accounts of his family experience, including the role of his wife Corinne, the trauma of the death of their son Andrew, and the impact of his handicapped brother David.
Forward by Martin Marty.