I’m going to take a break from the political for a bit, just to do a little self-promotion (Forgive me, Erick).
Some of you already know that I have had a book out since 2017 called “But God: Seeking Our Father, Unafraid.” Some of you have even bought it (Thank you).
That particular book was a journey. It took five years to complete, because I stopped and started so many times. I only wrote when I felt I was being urged to write by the Holy Spirit. If I was feeling spiritually dry, I stayed away from it. I wanted it to be a Spirit-led project because the goal was so important.
It was written with honest seekers in mind, those who feel drawn to a Christian life, but doubt their own ability to “get it right,” so they hold back.
Also, for those “quaking Christians,” on the verge of leaving the faith because of what they feel is their own failure to “get it right.” They’re so sure God is hovering over them with a big hammer of judgment, prepared to smack them down at any moment, that there’s no joy in their walk. There’s no confidence in the blood of Jesus to make them whole.
The book says two things: “Come” and “Stay.” I walk through a lot of pitfalls or missteps seen in the Christian life, as well as give encouragements and direction. I do it all with no judgment on my part because I’ve been the seeker, and I’ve been the quaking Christian. I’ve been everybody in those pages, so I understand the journey.
I’m currently working on a second full-length book, tentatively called “This Life: God in the Details.” My goal is to have this one finished by Christmas, at the latest.
The purpose of this particular book is rooted in watching the world fall apart every day across social media and the nightly news. For a Christian, we’re called to come out of the world, but not to shut out the world. Until that final day, we’re to be appealing to the lost, gathering souls for the coming Kingdom. We have been given a mission, and our time is short.
How do we address the world and its myriad problems, without being drawn in? In the new book, I approach topical issues like abortion, gay marriage, Black Lives Matter, etc… and give the Christian response to each.
I’m approaching those tough, sensitive social issues from both a practical and a spiritual perspective, with the hopes of changing some minds about how people view their neighbors.
I’ll keep you guys in the loop about the progress with that one.
Now, in the meantime, I’ve had some things in the background that I’ve long wanted to put out to the world, but never did. These are personal experiences of spiritual warfare. I’ve shared with a handful of people through the years, but I’ve never put them out on a wider platform.
What I have did not fit with the first book and wouldn’t fit with the upcoming book.
What I decided to do was release this material in ebook format only, to serve as a bridge between the first and second book.
So, as of last week, “A Look Beyond the Now” is available for download at Amazon.
It’s a quick read of three separate incidents I’ve experienced, presented with minimal commentary from me, since I have no discernible gift of interpretation. I leave it open to those who feel gifted in that area to read and prayerfully consider.
What I do know is that there is a message behind each encounter. Of that, I am immensely certain. By putting these out there, I’m inviting interpretation.
My hope is that people will read and leave their impressions in the comments section of the Amazon page, or reach out to me some other way and tell me what they think.
Acts 2:17 NIV – “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.”
I’ve experienced these things personally and powerfully. I believe there’s a message in there for the world, as well.
So check it out, and holler back at me.