I am a former pastor, an insider who was privy to many of the escapades and shenanigans employed to build congregations calling it church; to build hope and call it faith. I quit. However, instead of tossing the whole package, I committed to an objective read of the Scriptures.
One day when I was demanding answers of God, the tables turned; God became the inquisitor and I the examined one. As I answered His questions I came to a startling conclusion, “The Bible is ruining my religion.”
What inspires you to write?
The first book I read as a child was the Bible. Although I don’t hold a reckless view of infallibility of inerrancy of the Bible – I feel that it is a valuable record of the exemplars of faith. My appreciation of the Bible is not demonstrated by the liturgical adjectives that I use to describe it, but by the fact that I live by it.
Jesus said about His words what can be said by no other, “My words are Spirit and they are Life.” I believe Him. Mostly what inspires me to write is when I receive unique revelation from God, not necessarily, to record publish or sell – but to allow that revelation to inspire others to seek the revelation for themselves.
Tell us about your writing process.
My objective when speaking and in writing is to utilize gestalt. The mysteries of God are not to be learned academically, therefore, it is my goal to allow facts to become the connect-the-dot tapestry of God’s truth.
What advice would you give other writers?
This is borrowed advice . . . “If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of ‘The Elements of Style’. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.”
How did you decide how to publish your books?
There are many closed doors on the path to success.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think books will continue to be published electronically and in print.
What do you use?
Dictated and got transcribed, Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
Non-Fiction, Religion: Christian, Faith, Self-help: Inspirational
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print