The Book of Letters
About the Book
The Book of Letters: American Correspondence
is about the letter writing that occurred between two men growing up in different parts of the United States. Lutheran Pastor Les Seto and correctional worker, D H Fortin, developed a lasting friendship that began when they met in church. The two men’s lifelong interest in letter writing soon became apparent.
The ten-year span of letter writing between the two men began with sharing the news of Vacaville, CA (pop 96,000) and the smaller city of Waikoloa, HI. You’ll read an account of what was happening to both men during this time period.
Americans have certainly struggled with unsettling events from natural disasters to mass shootings. Pastor Seto is comforting and informative as he teaches you how to achieve balance in this life, through scripture and prayer. He shares his own personal account of his struggles and accomplishments of ministering, through a fundamentally sound, understanding of God
In his chapters, Fortin shows how letter writing affected him and impacted the inmates he encouraged, while working as a senior counselor in the apex of his prison career.
Throughout time, writing letters has been an honorable method of sharing. This book’s how- to application teaches how you can be a blessing to others, by writing about your own experiences with prayer, and the joy of overcoming defeat.
Through reading poetry, songs, letters, and books, you’ll learn how authors Fortin and Seto, developed a desire to teach others their skills. You will read about President Thomas Jefferson, songwriter Fanny J. Crosby, author Amy Carmichael, Reverend Billy Graham, a poet, and others. Through their eyes, you will see the methods of reaching out to others with ideas and kind, heartfelt writing. You could be one of ‘The Thousand Points of Light.’
About the Author
Rev. Les Seto is a retired Lutheran Missouri Synod minister, a graduate of Concordia Seminary.
D H Fortin is a career prison employee: officer, counselor, and watch commander over a 33-year span.