About Rev. Dr. Douglas E. Busby:
Douglas E. Busby, M.D., M.Sc., D.Min., Ph.D., is a physician and theologian with a lifelong interest in spiritual healing. Rev. Dr. Busby believes that God provides a universal vital life force energy with the power to heal us. He also believes that we can channel this divine energy to help God heal us.
What inspires you to write?
My inspiration to write comes from a my interest in spiritual healing, particularly by Jesus Christ, the spiritual healing that I have observed in my healing ministry and experienced myself, and my desire to promote a wider awareness of our being able to help God heal us.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
I have a moderate-sized library with a large variety of large library of books pertinent to my healing ministry, as well as other aspects of my ministry. Some of my favorite authors are Morton Kelsey, Francis MacNutt, Ron Roth, Larry Dossey, the Evangelists who wrote the Gospels, Bart Ehrman, Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, and Eckhart Tolle.
Tell us about your writing process.
The material in my book has "evolved" from the thesis which I wrote for my Doctor of Ministry degree in 2005, and much reading, thought, and discussion on the subject since. Particularly as I read, I summarized and often made notes on what I think will be relevant information to include in the book. This process has also been used in the other books that I have written.
What advice would you give other writers?
Over the years I have learned to be flexible in my theology, or at least to give respect and consideration to alternative viewpoints. I have also learned in both my medical and theological writing, that I must constantly be aware that readers may be unfamiliar with terminology I may use, and therefore should it with alternative or explanatory terminology.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Unfortunately, my experience with publishers and self-publishers has been somewhat challenging due to high costs, typesetting difficulties (footnotes and endnotes), inappropriate cover design, and unanticipated delays. For my last two books, I have been quite pleased with Kindle Direct Publishing, which has reproduced the manuscripts exactly and made cover design easy for both Kindle and paperback versions – at no cost, and with reasonable royalties.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
In the last few years self-publishing has achieved widespread acceptance, and I believe will continue to grow.
What genres do you write?: nonfiction, religion, spirituality, spiritual healing
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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