Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring two-pence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. C. S. Lewis This is the true story of Raymond D. Martin, an authentic original. It is an account of a life lived with single-minded purpose; a testimony to the wonderful grace of Jesus. From his childhood in Queens, to his dramatic conversion, and throughout his 60 years of ministry, Ray invites you to know him. As you become acquainted, you will discover a man of unfaltering earnestness and disarming tenderness. If you begin to sense that, if it were possible, he would love to get to know you too, you wouldn't be mistaken. His heart for people is matchless. Yet, one wonders, what makes it beat? The answer to that question is the theme of this book - the theme of Raymond D. Martin's life. It is, perhaps, exceedingly rare that a person can say with absolute honesty, for me, to live is Christ This is the story of such a person and the amazing grace of God.