God's Little Finger
God's Little Finger  -     By: E.R. Bridgman
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 476
Vendor: Xulon Press
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 9 X 8 X 1 (inches)
ISBN: 1498450008
ISBN-13: 9781498450003

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Author: E. R. Bridgman
Located in: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Submitted: November 06, 2018

    Tell us a little about yourself.  I grew up reading sci-fi books. One author stood out: Robert A. Heinlein. In the late 1970's, I read his recent book that threw the Bible out of the window, so to speak: "Grok." I never read another of his books. -- Ever since I looked at other books; none were to my liking. I began to think about writing, and write a christianized sci-fi book or three.

I also grew up in church, got saved at 8, and felt the call of God upon my life at 14, just a month before my 15th birthday, at a conference-wide, camp-meeting in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and went into the Bible college of my church 4 years later.

I didn't like school too much, except for music, math and science - then math and science began to get too difficult to follow and to make the grades I wanted, and needed to make. I was down, to say the least, so I tried writing a little bit - nothing too fancy or extravagant, mind you -- it was just a bit of a hobby, along with my other hobbies that were, or seemed to be, mor important - at the time.

    What was your motivation behind this project?  "God's Little Finger," is the result of many years of writing, editing, and rewriting into a newer computer, when I couldn't locate all the printouts and floppy disks which I had made and packed, for a consolidation move by my employer, to another city: Tulsa, Oklahoma. I have now written one other book which is published: The Ice Trader - Similar to "Chronicles of Narnia," by C. S. Lewis, yet very, very different. I have written many other short stories of differing genres, yet sane and still within the christian vein of life. I also have a few other sci-fi books, and two non-fiction Christian books in the works, that any Christian, like me, or otherwise, would love to read. I eventually had found a short, short story, entitled, "The Ice Trader," a science fiction story I had written about 10 years, or more, before my move to Tulsa. I started working it into a book-length manuscript. It was in a box in my computer room which I had practically emptied many times -- a true miracle. The manuscript of God's Little Finger," was really a miracle. It was in the same box, as "The Ice Trader!" in which I had looked many times, before, and believe me, it was not there all those other times! God knew it was important. About 2 years later, I found, yes, in that same little box, another short story, and have now expanded a little, and added to my list of short stories and other books - most of which were all written in 2016. I have now written one other book which is published: The Ice Trader - Similar to "Chronicles of Narnia," by C. S. Lewis, yet very, very different. I have written many other short stories of differing genres, yet sane and still within the christian vein of life. I also have a few other sci-fi books, and two non-fiction Christian books in the works, that any Christian, like me, or otherwise, would love to read.

    What do you hope folks will gain from this project?  Any and all people, especially christians, who like - or don't like - Reality TV, or science fiction, would love this book, I hope that a good read would be had by all, whether they like science fact, science fiction, Bible/christian facts/fiction, and prophetical settings, and how the future could happen. "God's Little Finger - The Trilogy" is approximately 95% content of conversational speaking, along with Bible and christian fact, with some biblical prophecies added into it, along with a sci-fi setting, and a few actual science facts thrown in for good measure and taste. It does have a little preachiness to it, a setting of science fiction all throughout, anger, forgiveness, salvation, the beginning of a future full of promise, and of spiritual rewards that will become evident in the end, by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

    How were you personally impacted by working on this project?  I felt myself growing more and more as a writer, and most importantly of all - as a Christian within God's hands to put out more stories, books - large and small, thought-provoking scenarios that really come our way in this flow of life in this world. Several times I even felt myself being prodded and rebuked for the way I had lived, and had been, though I was born-again when I was nearing the end of my eighth year in this life. I've never been perfect, but I always strived to be more like Jesus, despite several times of back-sliding. Does anyone know what that is anymore - or has it been so watered down lately, that no one, Christian or otherwise know what it is or what it can do to you, or for you, for all of eternity?

    Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists?  That's a hard one to say. Other than Robert A. Heinlein, whose less than christian-writing career which got me to thinking about the future, my future, and what I would be, or become, and others: Isaac Asimov, Einstein, Robert Goddard, Neil Armstrong, etc. It was always my Godly parents, who were pastors and musical worship leaders within the arena of being evangelists first, and as pastors, secondly, and my concert-pianist, wanna-be sister who was moved into a musical teaching career at Oral Roberts University, by God and His Spirit, Himself. Other christian people: pastors, evangelists, musicians, prophetic writers and speakers were always in my spirit and influencing me, even when I didn't realize it. A few names, if you want names, are: Jack Van Impe, Oral Roberts, Billy Graham, Hal Lindsey, Perry Stone, just to name a few preachers. A few musicians would be: My sister, a very influential music teacher, and my pianist, when I sing solos outside of the church choir, Don Moen, George Beverly Shae, and many other powerful music composers and singers.

    Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know:  And no, I haven't found all my other writings that I did, before I came to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Maybe I need to look into that small-medium, empty box another time or two?

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