Thursday, March 09, 2006
Finally! It’s out there! I’m out there! My book is officially available online as an e-book, and in two weeks, it will be available hard cover. Right now, it is listed on this site. In one week, it will be on Amazon.com. The Amazon.com button will be listed on my sidebar soon. It took some time, but it was well worth it.
Short post, I know—but I’m going out to celebrate. Yes it’s not even noon yet. I’m heading out!
Interested? Just click here to get your copy. Just go to the 'bookstore' and hit "A Prayer Away From Healing", and you'll see my book for sale.
After reading all of your comments on this post, I decided to add on to this. Yes, there is an excerpt of my book on that website, but I wanted to give you an idea of what this book is about.
A reader of my blog said, “Well, I’m not gay, and my life is pretty good, so I don’t need to read it.” It has nothing to do with being gay. My life does. This book is in the ‘gay and lesbian’ section, but it’s also in the Christianity/Self Help/Inspirational sections as well. It focuses on sin; and how we all have sin in our lives. Through faith and having a personal relationship with Jesus is an important step in order to accept yourself; as well as accepting others.
There are many chapters that deal with a hard break up I went through, and how God helped me through it. It speaks about forgiveness, and that you don't have to be 'perfect' in order to be a good person. God knows I'm not perfect. But being good to one another and treating people with respect is important. Our carnal nature constantly battles with our spiritual nature. It’s an ongoing war.
It shows that a sin is a sin. Gossip, white lies, adultery, an impure thought, eating shellfish and marine animals, premarital sex as well as homosexuality are all to be sins. We all fall short. Do you think God’s plan is to put us all in hell? Of course not, that’s why He brought His only son Jesus on this earth to save us. Through believing in Christ; we’re all saved. The worse sin in the bible is to not love God with all your heart. There are other aspects of this book too. It speaks on issues of fear of abandonment, depression & anxiety, low self-esteem and how to discover your inner beauty as well as discover the beauty in others. It shows how each and every person is so unique; much like a flower in a garden. There is a section that speaks about religions and "my beliefs and/or opinions" about them. Example: People who rely on the “Universe”. Well, who made the universe? I even have a scripture that helps to understand this debate. It’s very interesting.
I have even had spiritual experiences where I have spoken to God; seen God. I couldn’t even handle it---it was that strong. This is why my belief in God is so strong. Not only did I have blind faith, but He has shown Himself to me. This is one of the biggest reasons why I wrote this book. I wasn’t supposed to keep this to myself. The main main theme? Judging. People judge. It's normal. But God should be the only judge. If we rely on people alone, we will always be disappointed. If we trust in God more, we will be happier in general, and have more confidence about ourselves. I use biblical scriptures to speak about each trial I went through. I use them because I interpreted for my own issues. I'm not throwing scriptures out on you---not bible thumping here---I just use them for 'my life struggles' and how these certain passages helped me through an awful depression. I was practically suicidal. Becca has read the book. I'm glad you liked it Becca--and I hope it helped you. Anyone who has experienced a painful break up or even the death of a loved one---this book will benefit you. I know it will. It was healing for me to even write it.