Rawls Howard is a provincial American Southerner. Since the close of his small consulting business in 2001, he has devoted himself to the cultivation of his spiritual growth. He has ongoing relationships with the church, Alcoholics Anonymous, and the Haden Institute. This book is his fourth. He holds a BS degree in business and accounting from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (1971) and a certificate in Spiritual Formation from the Haden Institute (2019).