This is a book about the importance of mentors in the lives of the young. But rather than developing the theme of mentoring theoretically, Douglas John Hall demonstrates its significance quite personally, autobiographically. In his twentieth year and hoping to study music professionally, Hall met a young minister whose different Christianity both surprised and intrigued him. In the end, this friendship altered the course of his life.
The book traces the story of this friendship of more than half a century, and the impact of the times upon the lives of its two principal figures.