About a year ago, after much encouragement from a fellow blogger (Nan), I gathered up some of my writings and put together a small book (about 100 pages) that I published on Amazon. It is comprised of some of my older blog posts as well as some newer ideas of mine. It is about my dealings with religion and how it affected my life. I detail a lot of the issues I have with religion and how I left it all behind. It’s not a science book, a history book or a religious book. It’s more of a journal and it’s quite personal. I do give my opinions on things such as religion and science, but I by no means an expert in either. Here is the description of my book that I wrote on Amazon:
“After nearly four decades of living the Christian life, I left it all behind. Problems with scripture, lack of evidence and lies from the church forced me to rethink my life. I had to take a hard look at myself and ask, “what is it that I believe and why?” Is God real? If so, which god? Why did I have faith in the first place and is there any reason to continue having it? Maybe you’ve been having the same questions. Maybe you’ve been dealing with doubts and feeling like things just don’t add up when it comes to religion. In this book, I discuss topics ranging from the church manipulating young minds in the name of religion (indoctrination) to fear and doubt, and holiday celebrations. I’ve spent a lifetime accepting that things are the way they are with regards to faith and spirituality. I finally had to say, “No more.” Never one to question those who I trusted, I had to really step out of my comfort zone and out of character to do the unthinkable; find the truth. Letting go of my fear and no longer allowing myself to worry about condemnation from others, I was finally able to answer some questions I had and it changed my life. Ultimately, it cost me my religion, but in return, I gained freedom and truth. Accepting truth, no matter how painful it can be at times, is far greater than living a lie.”
When I first released it, I only offered it in digital form for kindle readers. I am now offering it in paperback form for anyone who would like a physical copy. I know that I personally prefer a physical book over a digital copy, but not all are like that. If anyone is interested in purchasing a copy, you can find the digital kindle copy here for $2.99 or you can get a paperback copy here for $7.99. If you have a kindle unlimited membership, you can read it for free.
For anyone who has been following my blog, thank you for all of your support and encouragement. It has been much appreciated. A while back I had seriously considered shutting down my blog and giving up writing. If not for all of you, I would have. I love to share and I love to learn. I plan to continue for as long as I have an audience to share with.
That’s it for this post. Thanks again.