Dr. Jane Donovan has been a book review editor in Methodist history and lecturer in religious studies at West Virginia University. She is the recipient of the 2011 Eberly College Outstanding Teaching Award and author of Henry Foxall: Methodist, Industrialist, American (GBHEM Publishing and New Room Books, 2017) available on Cokesbury and Amazon.

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They can be skittish, untrusting, and resistant to offers of help, as well as sometimes stubborn and skeptical. They are the veterans of American wars…