Linda Balcom Fellers’s Newly Released “Because it Takes a Lifetime” is an Impactful Book about Jerry Balcom’s Journey from Working for the Country to his Retirement

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“Because it Takes a Lifetime” from Christian Faith Publishing author Linda Balcom Fellers is a riveting work that presents Gerald O. “Jerry” Balcom’s personal story, narrating his memories of being a member of the U.S. Air Force, being assigned during the Korean War, working in the civil service, marrying Elaine, and accepting Christ as his savior.

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“Because it Takes a Lifetime”: a heartwarming true account of Jerry Balcom’s vivid experiences in the past and how The Brotherhood of St. Andrews has shaped his life. “Because it Takes a Lifetime” is the creation of published author, Linda Balcom Fellers, a niece who has written this book about her uncle who has served his country and the Lord well.

Jerry shares,“I had the chance to attend a Bishops’ School of Theology while living in Oklahoma. This was a two-year course. My experiences with the Brotherhood began in 1964 as the parish had a chapter where I lived. I learned of a home study course offered by the Brotherhood and completed it. This led to being an Associate Field Secretary. I was elected as Oklahoma Assembly President and helped get seven chapters started around the state.
I attended my first National Council meeting in 1970 in New Orleans. It was here that I discovered a personal relationship with our Lord. Witnessing the joyful singing and the love of Jesus displayed by others made me realize something was missing from my own relationship with Jesus. Kneeling by our bed in our hotel room, Jane (Jerry’s first wife) and I gave our lives to Christ.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Linda Balcom Fellers’s new book is an inspiring work that features Jerry Balcom’s memories as an active member of The Brotherhood of St. Andrew, a worldwide ministry to men and boys in the Episcopal Anglican Communion, including the ministries and the Holy Land tour he has participated in.

The words written in script are Fellers’s notations or memories. Jerry Balcom is her uncle, and even if they are a generation apart, she has written his journey to be read by all.

View a synopsis of “Because it Takes a Lifetime” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase“Because it Takes a Lifetime” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Because it Takes a Lifetime”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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