You already know the people I write about, people like John who lives down the road or Linda who lives across the street. But John and Linda have special, unnerving gifts–skills that confound the neighbors, scare the unwary, and, generally, alarm the religious. John and Linda don’t think they’re odd, though. In fact, they aren’t really even aware that maybe they have any special gifts. And they really don’t–no more than anyone has. It’s just that John and Linda employ their gifts, while others blithely live their lives without discovering the gifts they could and sometimes do employ every day.