Gayle Erwin travels around the globe playing, as he puts it, "the one string on my guitar." That "one string" is the Nature of Jesus, a message developed over a lifetime of study and experience -- a simple message of servant lifestyle for this complex age. Gayle's varied background fuels a wealth of parables and anecdotes and gives handles to the experiences of the Bible. He states that the richness of his life is like living one lifetime every ten years.
He is a father and grandfather, a writer and editor, a talker and listener. He has created five magazines, served six years as a college teacher and twenty years as a pastor. Now, as the director of a ministry called "Servant Quarters," he spends his time speaking at conferences and retreats (as he works on his third million miles of flying) and writing. His humorous style delights audiences of all ages wherever he goes.
Gayle's first book, The Jesus Style, has sold more than 500,000 copies and has been translated into 35 languages. Many churches and missions groups require their leaders to study this book. His second book, The Father Style, examines the nature of God the Father through the eyes of Jesus. The third book, The Spirit Style, proposes a unique and healing view of the Holy Spirit as revealed in the teaching of Jesus. The Body Style completes the "Style" series and views The Church as described by Jesus. He wrote Handbook for Servants to assist the servant-hearted with the struggles they face. That Reminds Me of a Story is a wildly popular compilation of 40 true stories from his life. He followed that storybook with another entitled That Reminds Me of Another Story with 50 more true stories from his life and observation. His newest book, Not Many Mighty, proves that God rarely uses the elite, preferring those Gayle identifies with and calls "Jerks." The book is highly encouraging.
Other resources such as CDs, DVDs, radio programs, and podcasts combine to give the "one string" significant distribution.
Get free posters, bookmarks and a bumper sticker at the Servant Quarters website. These posters are 8x10 inches, excellent stock, and suitable for framing. Their bumper sticker states, "OTHERS". It is 3 inches by 9 inches and very visible from a distance. It is made of vinyl and easy to put on and remove.
A century or so ago, General William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, wished to send a telegram of encouragement to his missionaries around the world, only to find that he could afford to send only one word to each. He chose the word OTHERS. That so speaks of their understanding of the Nature of Jesus and the purpose of Servant Quarters that they felt urged to make that word available as a bumper sticker.