Patti M. Hummel is passionate about youth, having served in inner-city New York, in the South Pacific with YWAM for seven years, and at Christian Children's Homes in three different cities. She is the author/compiler/contributing author of thirteen books, has written numerous articles for Christian magazines, and speaks to Christian women's and church groups. The president of the Benchmark Group Consulting Firm, Patti has also earned numerous awards for outstanding accomplishments in sales and leadership. She and the late Rev. Donald R. Hummel Sr. raised three children, who are now adults. She also has one very precious granddaughter to whom this book is dedicated with hope against hope that her teen years will be lived as an imitator of Christ Jesus.