M. W. Wolf
Wolf was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1958. He practices as a physical therapist helping people in chronic pain, as well as an attorney in private practice assisting clients with workers' compensation claims. He is married with two adult children. "Ambrose: A Modern Rendition," is his first novel.
Persons: My wife, Roberta, and my children; David and Susan
Dessert: Buttered cake mix baked over canned cherries
Vacation: Caribbean Cruise
Color: Burgundy red
Topic: Science: biology/physiology/kinesiology
Beer: Schell's Deer Brand in Summer, and its Firebrick in Winter
Wine: Old Vine Zin from Sonoma, California.
Smell: Freshly Mowed Grass
Movies: Captain Ron; Dave; and A Fish Called Wanda
Sports: Football -- Vikings "Please, God; earn them a championship within my lifetime!"
Books: Around the World in 80 Days, and To Kill A Mockingbird
Pet: Romeo; my most humble of Golden Retrievers
Favorite Lines from the Book:
"If a soul can't come clean being dragged through the mud of God's cosmic cleansing machine, he'd
best be prepared to pay dearly."
"Do you honestly believe that energetic lad couldn't have escaped his hundred-year-old dad if he
"It's not necessary to super-size your faith and become obnoxious to your neighbors. You just
need a mustard seed's belief to complete the Father's commission."
Why Did You Write the Book?
Someone gave me a book of saints many years ago for my birthday. One day, as I sat on my deck sipping a
glass of wine (okay, maybe two glasses), I started paging through it. Naturally, a good lawyer always starts
at the beginning. Thus, I came across Saint Ambrose relatively quickly.
His story fascinated me--it almost reached out to me. Here was a guy who had everything going for him.
He had his secular life right where he wanted it. Then, whaamm! His life turned upside down--it went in
a different direction. But what truly inspired me was how well Ambrose accepted God's calling for his life.
He poured his heart into his new profession and became very successful.
That got me thinking about my own faith and how it had wavered over the years. I think God called me to
write this book to strengthen my belief--Ambrose was the perfect character for it. Ambrose had grown up
learning the Christian stories, but he came away unconvinced. Finally, after God literally thrust the church
upon him--forcing him to dig deep into its mysteries and understand its Christian message--he came away
a believer. I feel as though God thrust this book upon me so that I too would become a believer.
Life holds meaning for me now--now that I understand what Jesus's life and death really mean. This work
has inspired me to keep writing, and I hope to bring other saints to life so they can touch the lives of people
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