And praise the Lord, in at least one case, that's exactly what has happened! Check out the message I received the other day through the Contact page of this website:
"I loved your book The Song of Sadie Sparrow. It has inspired me to spend time in the nursing home in our area to visit with elderly people who have been the neglected by their families. My girlfriend and I, who also read the book, are trying to start a Bible study in one of the local nursing homes also. Thank you so much for writing that book. May God bless you."
I've been in touch with this gracious woman, and am delighted that she has launched her own nursing-home ministry. It's my prayer that other fans of Sadie Sparrow will follow suit, and will stop by to let me know about it.