read a young adult book by a
secular author. I was awed by the poetic phrases.
Amid the beauty of words so simply written, the author painted
a picture of an innocent girl abused by her alcoholic father. A girl looking
for the love that was sadly lacking in Sunday morning meetings. As a reader
I emphasized with the protagonist as she tried to fill the emptiness inside. With.
Beer. Parties. Boys. A life which resulted in banishment for the summer months to a
remote relative’s home. A home that claim God could be found in carnal pleasure.
A life where giving your virginity to a college boy was acceptable, understood,
and even praised. A first love, though sweet and true, had no power to fight the
authority of consequence. A parallel to reality, happily-ever-after was stolen
by sin and death. In her grief, she contemplates revenge. A desire for
vengeance is justified. Hatred lingers in the foggy end.
The reader dangles on a precipice,
The author portrayed a realistic sin-cursed world. Yet she is ignorant of one thing…
This world is full
of people claiming
to be something
they are not;
Yet, everyone wants to be loved and accepted. Bad
things happen to good people. Sin introduces death. Death
steals joy. But that isn’t the end of the story.There is a God
in heaven who
can’t be found
in carnal love.
sin and death
that we might
have life and
If we choose
to live in Him,
covered by His
On August 1, 2013, the first book of The Whatever Series will be relaunched. The second and third books will be released during the months of October and December. My desire is to show the reader that if we forsake carnal pleasures and do Whatever He Wants, hold on to His promises, Whatever It Takes,then He’ll forgive Whatever Is Done and we’ll obtain an eternal happily-ever-after.