I've been asked what it's like to write a book, especially a book about the Creator and sustainer of the universe. I usually respond with my belief that most of us spend our lives sitting in the grandstands watching the game of life being played. A writer steps out on the playing field and has to call and execute the plays, knowing that the people in the grandstands may boo or cheer or totally ignore what he has written.
For me it was an emotional experience. The initial idea for the book was that it would be a communication that I would have with future generations of my family. It would be about concepts that I wanted them to know. It was emotional because I love my family and the information I am communicating in the book gives them the tools for success in this life and the road map for spending a dynamic eternity with the Creator.
The story behind the book is the story of my life. As you will notice from reading the "About the Author" tab on this web site, I've felt comfortable getting out on the playing field and playing the game. What was not brought out in that tab is that reading the Bible has been a consistent part of my life. When I was 7 years old I accepted the Creator's plan for my eternal life and asked His Spirit to dwell in me. At that time, my primary motivation for doing this was to avoid spending eternity in hell.
What I didn't know then was that I had signed on to a dynamic relationship with the Creator. It took quite a while for me to understand the parameters of that relationship. However, a lifetime of studying, meditating, and applying the truths contained in the Bible has given me the tools that I need to experience that relationship.
In my quest to be an effective leader I was drawn to research how people's minds work. I needed to know myself as well as the people that I was leading. From as far back as my teenage years I've been fascinated by the dynamics of how my subconscious mind worked. I was particularly interested in how I could leverage its capabilities. Over time, I came to realize that I didn't directly control my subconscious mind. Additionally, none of the people I was leading directly controlled theirs either!
This insight into how our minds work caused me to look at my relationship with the Creator in a new way. Of particular interest is the concept that the Creator's relationship with me is principally with my subconscious mind, beyond my awareness. Also when the Bible talks about renewing our mind, it is talking about the subconscious part of our mind that we don't directly control.
If this is something that you want to know more about, I invite you to read my book, "Is There a Creator? Why it matters what you believe."