Lloyd Allen was born in Canada in Toronto, in 1926. There he received his schooling and became a photo-engraver. At the age of 45, at the urging of his wife, he followed his earlier wish for higher education and after 8 years of evening studies at the University of Toronto he graduated with a BA in Geography and Sociology from the University of Toronto. He now lives in retirement in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.
This book is written from personal experience of pain, suffering and death. He and his wife had a handicapped child who died young and, at present, his wife has had Alzheimer‟s for the past eight years and is now in a nursing home where he visits her every day. Just before the onset of that illness, they had completed the text of the book they wrote together, The Church! When did it begin?