My book to be published in September, The Best Possible World: A Search for the Nature of Heaven, explores the possibility that we can see evidence for God here on earth. Love seems to be one of those pieces of evidence, as expressed in this online article by Joseph B. Filko.
“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.” –Thomas Carlyle
The editing stage of the book is complete! I’m now in the middle of design…the cover is on the “About the Book” tab and working on “interior design”. That includes everything from font type and size to paper color (there are more choices than ‘white’!). I had no idea how many decisions go into creating every single book that gets published. It’s like building a house (what light fixture? what faucets?). The scary part – the marketing plan – is next. Once design is done the book goes to the proofreader for final spelling and grammar checks, and then off to the printer! Books should finally be available early September, exactly 3 1/2 years after I started this journey. I’ve often been grateful we don’t have the power to see the future. I suspect if we did, most of our endeavors would never get started if we knew what was ahead of us. But in spite of the work (and the fear), I have learned much from writing this book and my life has been enriched. I have faith that each new step of the journey will provide more of the same.
“Little by little one walks far.” –Peruvian proverb
I have a blog! I just entered the 21st century, a decade late maybe, but I guess better late than never. Know how there are two kinds of people, those who embrace new technology and those who go along kicking and screaming? I’m in that second group. A colleague’s wife who has decided to begin a writing career was my inspiration to start this blog – check out her blog:
I never thought I would have a blog or a Facebook page, but then I never thought I would write a book either. Apparently you can’t publish a book today without having an online presence. Given my day job and busy family life, I didn’t think I had time. But in the end, I didn’t really have a choice. The book is a gift to me, not really mine even though I did technically write it. The idea was handed to me, and I realized it was an idea that needed to be shared with others. Other than that, I have no idea where this journey will end. But faith has brought me this far, now nearly 3½ years after I received the idea-gift. I have gained tremendously from these last three years, with a deepening of my faith and a wonder at the amazing world we live in. I’m looking forward to learning from an online group of people, interested in some of the same questions I am. So hello world, I look forward to this leg of the journey!
“Be who you are, because those who matter don’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter.” –Dr. Seuss