Two Publishers. five attempts and many tears later, my new book This is Really Us: What the Hit TV Show Teaches Us about Faith, Hope and Life is available! This book highlights the Christian parallels between the themes and character of the hit TV show This is Us teaches Christians how to view and interact with the bible and pop culture. I have ten copies coming to my home. If you would like to purchase a copy, please let me know and I will reserve a copy for you. I should have them the week of October 22.
This book, among many things recently, have been a lesson in perseverance. No matter what I did to get this book to upload, I was blocked. I can't tell you how many times I wanted to quit! But perhaps I am to share this to encourage someone today to not give up on something the Lord is calling you to do. Through this experience, I learned two important lessons:
1) Anything worth doing will be painful- It's not always easy to see at the time, but looking back I know I will have done the right thing by not giving up when times got tough. And the joy of knowing the lives I may touch through this work-- that makes it all worth it.
2) Where God is, Satan is not far behind- Recently I watched a movie called The Finger of God. In it, a group of Christians set out to demonstrate the Holy Spirit around the world by healing the sick, driving out demons, etc. In one scene, the group felt the impression to go into the streets of California to find a man named Mike. Once they found him, they learned Mike was a recovering drug addict who was having severe back pain and had recently lost a loved one. After praying for healing, another man emerged from the group. Clearly tormented by a demon, they prayed for that demon to leave. However, the man asked them to stop because the physical and emotional pain he experienced was too cumbersome for him. As we do God's work, Satan will be lurking, waiting to steal, kill and destroy. We are called to do God's work, but Satan will do whatever he can to thwart God's plan.
The link to the book is here:
However, if you can buy it directly from me, please do so. Amazon's new deals with third party sellers means much less royalties for the author.
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