by Dr. Stephen R. Pickard
Forgiven gives us the missing story about one man whose life had been wrapped in violence, torture, and death only to meet a man by the name of Jesus whose last hours on this earth came together in one final monumental encounter that gave Longinus a new vision to where love, hope, and a purpose took him to new heights which changed not only his life but those he encountered on his journey.
About the Author
Dr. Pickard currently serves as an adjunct professor at Gardner-Webb University in the School of Education. He has served over thirty years in service to the public schools of North Carolina as a teacher's assistant, classroom teacher, and administrator. In addition, he has served as a trainer for the North Carolina Teacher Academy, A North Carolina Consultant in the areas of curriculum and leadership, and has served as a National Examiner for the National Council Accreditation for Teacher Education now referred to as CAEP or the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. His first professional publication was in EDUCATION Vol. 30, No.2 Winter 2009.