|Water for the Soul|
|Thursday, 18 October 2012 09:14|
I am delighted to tell you that my second book, Water for the Soul, has been published and will be available in November, both in print and e-book format...
It has been an amazing journey which began four years ago while I was taking notes during one of the late Pastor Tony Warby’s sermons. He was preaching on bitter water vs. sweet water. It seemed as though ‘water’ was suddenly on my radar screen. Using a concordance I looked up every water verse that I could find in the Bible. By the end of an exciting afternoon I had selected a list of eight key verses – which became the framework for the eight chapters of my book. The idea for Water for the Soul was born. The sub-title is: An 8 day Life-Changing Journey through the Waters of Life.
Now the real work began of filling in the framework. My goal was to produce a book that would present the gospel message of Jesus Christ in a modern, attractive, easy-to-read-and-understand format. The Bible may be a compilation of 66 ancient manuscripts written by 40 different writers, but there is nothing old-fashioned about the content. It is inspired by God and it is more up-to-date and relevant than today’s ‘bad news’ newspapers. Every person needs to know and understand the Gospel ‘good news’ message. Your eternal destiny depends on it. Like God, I would never force anyone to become a Christian. It is a personal choice each human being is privileged to make. The purpose of my book is to help you make an informed choice.
For over 30 years I have been purchasing Christian literature. It has come to my attention that the majority of Christian books are geared towards people who are already Christians. In my early days as a Christian, gospel tracts were readily available from bookstores. Today they are nowhere to be seen! The popular Four Spiritual Laws tract can still be purchased from Campus Crusade for Christ via the internet. However, I have never found a book that clearly shares the gospel message of Jesus Christ to unbelievers – until Water for the Soul.
Jesus taught people using timeless, everyday objects like trees, money, bread, sheep – including water. In my book I have used eight different forms of water to explain this glorious message of Jesus Christ. I invite the reader to take an eight day life-changing journey through the waters of life. Each day is a wonderful spiritual revelation that will enable unbelievers and believers to clearly understand who God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are and the life-changing impact they can have on their present and future life. The book is 160 pages with a laminated cover. The layout is attractive with eight full colour photographs and one hundred top quality black-and-white photographs. The book is suitable for all age groups. I felt a strong leading from the Holy Spirit to ‘knock the dust of Christianity’. As much as I enjoy the traditional Bible pictures of Jesus that we all know, I believe that they can give people the wrong impression. The Word of God is 100% relevant to your life today and I believe that those who read my book will be both surprised and delighted to discover that God is alive and wanting a relationship with them personally.
At the back of the book is a Pass-it-On Record. May I encourage you to purchase a book that can be circulated amongst your friends and family. I have equipped YOU to share the gospel and fulfil the Great Commission. People are entitled to reject or accept the gospel message. Our responsibility is to simply share the message and leave the results to God. Water for the Soul will be the most meaningful Christmas gift you have ever given.
The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will himself be watered. (Proverbs 11:25)