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March 27, 2011
I have this book in my personal library. The author is known to me as we
grew up in the same small town. My family were not regular church
attenders and when we did, it was not the same one. The legalism he
speaks of did control this small town for many years and consumed many
people. There is freedom in Christ and Christ alone. This book is
excellent reading and I do recommend it.
January 27, 2008
This book provides great insight into finding a true and loving
relationship with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Randy Meulman
describes in gut wrenching detail his struggles in life including
divorce, potential suicide, walking away from God and numerous other
events in his life. I would highly recommend this book as a read. I would
rank this 7 for 7 on the rating scale.
February 15, 2007
A dry season. probably caused by my cynicism and anger over what I
perceived to be negligence in my son's close brush with death, brought me
to begging God for forgiveness and a cleansing of my heart. This, just
this afternoon. My youngest son emailed me about Lulu publishing after my
wailing out to God. I went to Lulu, saw the Quest for Glory and
downloaded it. I believe the dry season is over as a result of my reading
this book and as I look at my mistakes, sin for sure, with hope God will
help me forgive away the blame and my being so judgmental.
July 7, 2006
I wanted to congratulate you and to thank you for your work, your courage
and your willingness to share it. I am asking your permission to forward
this to select people within [my] Episcopal Diocese.
June 28, 2006
Thank you for the link to your book, and for humbly sharing your
experiences and the things that you have learned. You have a fascinating
and powerful testimony, and I pray that your book will be used to help
open the eyes of those who are ensnared in legalism and those who are
fighting spiritual battles!
June 27, 2006
Thanks for the book.It is very wonderful!!!!!!!!!!
June 26, 2006
I read your book today. A great book that shows that the Holy Spirit
knows God's will for us. When we do something truly for the Glory of God,
we have a total sense of peace and delight.
June 14, 2006
I couldn't stop reading. It's raw, direct, straight to the point, full of
personal true to life examples, felt many times I was the author and you
talk as I think and do most times . . . no fluff and tip toeing
around the tulips of life as a Christian.
June 7, 2006
I love your candid presentation of facts in the book.I have been in
Ministry for over two decades, and I can say I am not sure I have read
anything like your book.
May 26, 2006
Dear Randy, thank you for sending me your wonderful book. It is a
blessing in my life and I am sure that it is a blessing to the body of
Christ. I am built up, edified and encouraged. Truly you are gifted in
the art of writing. May the Lord use you in bringing multitudes to
May 24, 2006
I just finished reading your book you sent to me. W O
W!!! . . . I'm sure that your honesty in writing this
book "in the spirit of Christian love" has been misunderstood and or
mischaracterized by those who needed its truth the most.
May 19, 2006
May 19, 2006
Thank you for the book that I received this week. I took it to the beauty
shop to read while under the dryer. I came home and sat down to finish
it. The guilt of sitting and reading was there but then along came the
rain and thunderstorm promised for the afternoon. Guilt does play TOO
much in our lives even when we know it when it crops up.
Legalism is truly the weapon of satan!!!! . . . People are
becoming tired of the tasteless time in worship services. (See expanded
May 18, 2006
Got your book yesterday and read it thru for the most part. Thanks for
the effort/expense of sending it along. Interesting!
You wrote that you are 60. I'm 77 and identify with you in some
respects, though married for almost 52 years--and passionately in love
(in every way!)
What you wrote about married love struck a responsive chord in this
guy. Increasingly, I'm known by the fact that I love my wife, which I'm
verbally expressive of.
Meanwhile, I'm passionate about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the
freedom that Gospel provides through the powerful ministry of the Holy
Spirit. I could write more but my plate is full. (See expanded
May 2, 2006
I have read already your amazing book.
It really encouraged me to fight the good fight of faith whatever
circumstances I find myself in.
I am willing to give your books to the Pastors and Bible teachers here
in the Philippines.
Thank you so much and may the Holy Spirit always bless your ministry.
I received your book yesterday. I was so blessed by your real and
tremendous experiences [about which you] wrote. This book is one of the
greatest books that I have ever read because I learned a lot of lessons
on how the Holy Spirit delivers you from great trials in your life. It
indeed has wonderful stories that everyone should read. I have shared
your book with my wife.
April 27, 2006
I got the book and it was so thrilling and inspiring to me and to my
entire household. I must confess I did an all night read, because I
didn't know how to let it go.
April 14, 2006
Thank you for sending me your spiritual journey and personal testimony
book The quest for glory. I ... am a medical doctor [with a]
Master of Divinity degree. ...
First of all congratulations [to] you and [the] Holy Spirit. [The book]
touches critical points of Christian life--legalism and denying the work
of Holy Spirit. One of the reasons that I requested your book was how you
handled Christian legalism. You and the Holy Spirit far exceeded my
Your personal stories and spiritual journey are so real and touching. I
will recommend the book to my two daughters (one a Harvard medical school
graduate and the other will enroll in Cornell Law school) and to my
It seems to me that God spoke to you directly in the midst of your
struggles and that ever since you have changed like the disciples who
witnessed the risen Jesus. It seems you indeed broke the bondage of
slavery ... have peace within you, with others and with the Lord.
April 12, 2006
This book is a god send. In some instances, it exactly mirrors where I am
at right now. There is so much crap out there in Christian book land that
I am very jaded about anything that smacks of Christian themes. Not so
with this book. A million thanks!!!!
April 7, 2006
I can only describe your book with one word . . .
.WOW! . . . we both have been on similar
spiritual paths apparently. When I read what God said to you about how
His Son has already done everything for us it was as though it summed up
what He had revealed to me in the past year or two. . . . Keep
spreading the message!
March 20, 2006
Thank you for sending me a copy of your book, "The Quest for Glory." I
received it today and was moved to begin reading it immediately (which is
very unusual for me). I read it all the way through without stopping.
Thank you for sharing your personal story. . . . You have come
to a great understanding of our need to simply accept God's genuine love,
and stop trying to control or earn that love.
March 13, 2006
Thank you for taking the time for this book. God bless you.
March 12, 2006
I read the whole book in one setting and enjoyed it very much. THANK YOU!
. . . I especially enjoyed the last chapter. It is very much on
track with the same insights the Lord has been teaching me the last few
years. (See expanded
March 8, 2006
Just finished reading The Quest for Glory and would like to
order eight copies. My Methodist friends have no idea what it was like
growing up in a Reformed Church in the Fifties, and my Reformed friends
aren't talking. Although I was an outward conformist, I always knew I was
a closet rebel. I, also, have a deep and abiding relationship with the
Lord but remember those awful boring Sundays.
March 2, 2006
Thanks so much for the book. I found it to be excellent and I intend to
recommend it to anyone who writes to Last Days Ministries for counsel on
problems with legalism (and there are many).
February 20, 2006
I am very grateful for your gift of the book which I received just a few
days ago. Glory to God for your kindness! I have read it and will use it
for our Bible studies in our church. Please continue to pray for us as we
will continue to pray for you and that your book will have much broader
February 10, 2006
I cannot wait to finish the book. For a non-reader, I'm doing my best. I
keep re-reading though as I really am trying to grasp all of the concepts
and thoughts to make sure I understand it.
January 27, 2006
Thank you for your email and offer of gift of the book you have recently
written. We would be interested in receiving three copies for reference
and training with our church family. I will use one for my personal
library, one for our senior pastor and one for [another minister] to
reference for training materials with our church family.
Thank you for responding to the prompting of the Holy Spirit to address
this area for believers to understand and allow God to transform them
from inside out.
January 9, 2006
Thanks for sending the copy of your book. It was a pleasant surprise when
it arrived last Wednesday, and I sat down and read it that very night. I
thought the book was well-written and thought provoking. I agree with
your philosophy about not letting the "rules" of religion keep us from
finding God in our lives.
January 2, 2006
December 31, 2005
Thanks for your book. It is beautiful, well done in every way. Praise the
Lord! It is done. And now I pray that many copies will find their way
into the hands of a large number of people who will be blessed by it.
I would like to order more copies. One for each of our four children,
six more for members of our church staff...given with the idea of
reading it, and then giving it to someone, preferably a person who may
be searching spiritually.
God's timing always amazes me. Right now I am temporally confined again.
I fell and broke my right arm as I was recovering from a very nasty virus
called shingles. It is good because I have time now to reflect on my own
spiritual journey. Thank you for sharing your spiritual journey with the
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