Much of the misery and heartache that afflicts humanity can be traced back to our nearly universal misunderstanding of the value that Heaven places on kindness. Jesus said it is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets (Matthew 7:12). The operative word in Scripture and life is kindness. Without it everything suffers. As you read through this book, you’ll be blessed with how David B. Smith weaves the kindness motif into his thoughts and stories—all for the purpose of helping us incorporate civility and grace into our lives and church communities.