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Number of Pages: 172
Vendor: WestBow Press
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.51 X 0.40 (inches)|
Seed of My Heart began as a short story with the sole purpose to maintain communication with my eldest granddaughter, Madeline. I would write a few paragraphs every week, and, as I did, something happened. What began as a carefree story about the summer adventures of an old man and his grandniece sprouted into a deeper revelation about the richness of a life lived in ordinary obscurity.
The life of the main character, a single man of many years, and his borrowed, beloved family became an opportunity to reveal the power working through us when God's planted seeds become watered by the Holy Spirit.
It is a story that I hope sheds light on the human misadventure, with all its folly and heartbreak, but with a spirit that is renewed in the dark of night by a whisper in the heart. The story provides an example of the rich blessings produced by a walk with the Lord-just a ministry of one seemingly missing in the dust of days gone by, a single old man treading faithfully into the inevitable sunset.
In the end, the old, weathered soul, winnowed through years of harsh wind and hard living, now finds himself on a majestic mountain for a final time. He is there with a small band of sheep, three dogs, a horse, and an aging eagle. The adventure of his final summer and of his last days on the mountain finds completion in a place of amazing grace.
Author: Robert K Stevenson
Located in: Great Falls, Montana
Submitted: January 24, 2015
Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a young 71, and have always enjoyed writing - in 2006 I met the Lord in a very real and meaningful way. The revelations we receive need to be shared. My second novel is almost completed and should be out in a few months.
What was your motivation behind this project? I originally started this project as an e-mail story to my grand daughter; who I see infrequently. As the tale proceeded, it seemed to gain a life of its' own; which resulted in the first edition in 2012. The second edition was expanded and was finished in Jan. 2014.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? The story reveals the power hidden in obscurity - off the beaten path; and yet what can be produced by a walk of faith. Rise above the broken ground of years gone by and press on to the prize.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? It motivated me to continue to write - and in fact, I took one of the characters in the first book and developed a larger story in the second novel (as yet unpublished).
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? While, I have never had a mentor, I was blessed with some close believers in an intercessory prayer team. I read a fair number of other books in the spiritual arena.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I believe the 2014 book is better edited over the initial book in 2012; And its' message is more fully developed - actually adding some 16 pages.