“On My Way Home” is a religious memoir by Lake Highlands resident Arge Brockles, who founded Northlake Bible Church in Garland in 1972. This is Brockles’ personal story of how he escaped a “religious haze” and transformed his spiritual life. Dallas oldtimers might recognize the Brockles name from Brockles Restaurant, a popular downtown Dallas eatery during the 1940s-70s, or from Brockles Special Dressing. Arge Brockles grew up in the home of mom Ola and dad, restaurateur Andrew Brockles in Lakewood. The family’s immigration from Greece, life through World War II, the writer’s academic dismissal from Texas A&M and subsequent initiation into the restaurant business all shape the memoir, which is peppered with laugh-out-loud tales of struggles with language barriers and a father’s bad driving habits and good fortune with traffic cops. By the end of the story, the author has solidified his Christian faith.
Writer in residence: Arge Brockles
By Christina Hughes Babb|2010-10-28T10:35:08-05:00October 28th, 2010|