Howard Raid, Man of Faith and Vision, by Elizabeth Raid
In this biography of Howard D. Raid, a remarkable leader in college, church and community, his daughter Elizabeth draws on her late father’s extensive memoirs and, with filial glow, binds the parts together into an absorbing narrative. Howard was a teacher with a pastoral touch. He brought to the classroom, not only academic credentials, but the authenticity of a business-tested entrepreneur. Howard Raid: Man of Faith and Vision is not only the biography of a man of distinction but it is also a series of reflections on a turbulent transitional period in American and Mennonite history.
"Before the days of online seminars and pop leadership books by the corporate glitterati, the teaching of business fell to more humble folk like Howard Raid, a longtime professor at Bluffton (Ohio) College. His remarkable story, told here by his daughter, Elizabeth, is more than a fond portrait of a parent; it is also an engaging account of an important gift to both the church and the postwar Mennonite business community."
- Wally Kroeker, MEDA, in the Mennonite Quarterly Review