"Normal's Journey" is a fascinating and compelling description of one man's search for satisfaction and fulfillment. Through his search, he discovered that the dissatisfaction that overwhelmed his life found its root cause in his lack of intimacy with our Lord Jesus Christ. This is a story that describes us all at one point or another and will be a strong guide for the reader to enter into the fullness of an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. We are all on a journey seeking satisfaction and contentment. These pages will be an incredible encouragement to every believer and a sound guide for making the journey successfully. Jimmy Draper President Emeritus LifeWay Christian Resources "Jesus is not only our Savior, He is truly a friend who sticks closer than a brother. That wonderful truth is made clear in this book by my friend Mark Ballard." Daniel Akin President Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary "Mark Ballard has written a wonderful allegory about what really matters in the Christian life. The principles are biblical and well applied to our lives today. After reading the book, the reader will not only sense that he or she has read a good book, the reader will be motivated to live more fully for Christ." Thom S. Rainer President and CEO LifeWay Christian Resources Mark H. Ballard, faithful pastor, diligent church planter, passionate evangelist, innovative educator, creative and prolific author, pacesetting Baptist leader, is the husband of Cindy and father of Ben. He is a graduate of Criswell College, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. candidate at Trinity Theological Seminary. Mark, a native of Colorado, is the founding Pastor of Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, and Co-Founder of Northeastern Biblical Studies Center, Londonderry, NH.