by Matthew Cramer
Abandoned Christian values about life.
About the Book
Many important Christian values have been abandoned over time, by a large part of our culture since the early 1960s. This book is presented in the belief that numerous problems in society today are the direct result of losing the benefit of those values, and the hope that a renewed focus on them will inspire efforts to reverse the trend.
A wide-range of these values is presented straightforwardly: The existence of God, religion, evil, redemption, love, dating, sex, emotions, marriage and others. The material was originally developed by the author to mentor his teenage grandchildren as they grew up. He labeled the idea Grandpa School and met with his grandkids during their teen years as the occasion was presented. The sessions became popular and requests from other families followed, seeking attendance for their teenagers as well.
Impressed by the sessions' presentations, and equally concerned about the erosion of Christian values, many adults asked the author to publish the Grandpa School for their own use in pushing back against the continuing assaults on Christian values. Until recently, professional and family demands prevented the author's attempt.
Now at last, he presents this book, written from his Grandpa School notes—salted with wisdom gained from his later successes and failures.
Matthew Cramer has been a featured speaker about management and spiritual life across the United States and in Europe. Married sixty-four years, he and his wife Ruth Ann have conducted over 50 retreats and conferences about spiritual life and healing.
Matthew is a Program Manager in the Aerospace industry, retired after fifty years in the early Ballistic Missiles, Apollo, Space Shuttle, and the Apache Helicopter programs. He holds a Master’s Degree in Management, and is the Owner and Publisher of The Cramer Institute of Minnesota.
His wife, Ruth Ann, was a published author, writer and producer of musical comedies. They have two children, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren so far.