Bruce Baker, a Ph.D. student at Baptist Bible Seminary, has recently won the 2010 Book of the Year Award in the category of Christian Living for the Christian Small Publishers Association.  His work is Spiritual Maturity: The Road to Wonderland published by Grace Acres Press.  Bruce’s book came out of course work in the Ph.D. program at BBS.  However, he writes for the Church and not just for academics.  Bruce creatively and powerfully uses the images of Alice in Wonderland from Lewis Caroll’s classic nineteenth-century works to illustrate a clear exposition of mostly Pauline texts concerning how Christians are to grow in their walk with Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit.  I predict that this work will become a standard tool for study in our churches.  I would like to think that Bruce’s work shows that one can work in the doctoral program at BBS without losing his zeal for the local church and the spiritual growth of individuals in our churches.