An Event in Autumn

By JOHN WILSON

The last volume in Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander series left readers all over the world—readers in the millions—feeling rather desolate, for a time at least. That book, The Troubled Man, not only brought the series to an end—sufficient cause for brooding on the transitory nature of all human things—but pitilessly documented Wallander’s decline into the far depths of dementia. (When I read The Troubled Man, my dear mother—who died in June 2013, at the age of ninety—was herself in that condition.)

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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