Erich Wildgrube was born in Newark, NJ in 1958. While he was raised in a Catholic home, by the time of his Confirmation had rejected his family’s faith. After having served in the US Air Force, training as an equipment operator with the Army Corps of Engineers, Erich found himself driving over the road for an armored car company.
On November 14, 1982, Jesus appeared to Erich in a static vision of Himself. This experience catapulted Erich into an exhaustive quest for the keys to a real relationship with His Savior.
Through churches, books, and pastoral counseling, Erich gleaned small bits of truth everywhere he landed. Sustained peace and Joy, however, were always just beyond his reach.
Early in the year 2013, 31 years after his conversion, during his personal time with the Lord, Erich came to understand that Jesus was calling him to lay aside every voice other than His own.
This simple understanding lead Erich to abandon not only all the voices of the pastors, writers, and evangelist from his past, but also his own personal concepts of earning God’s favor. This personal message from God provided the key which unlocked the door to the sustained peace and joy which had eluded him for so many years.
Within the chapters of this book, you will find individual scripture verses which declare our true relationship with Christ. Peace, Joy, all the promises of God, and life itself are our inheritance from our Loving Savior. It is not our chore to obtain right standing before God. Rather, it was Jesus, who, he being God, made himself of no reputation, and took upon himself the form of a servant, becoming obedient to death on the cross, who earned righteousness for all who would have the audacity to believe.