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Vendor: WestBow Press
Publication Date: 2014
The greatest fear of the Christian parent is that his or her children are not walking in the truth and, consequently, will unwillingly self-inflict much pain and sorrow on themselves becoming trapped by the pitfalls of life.
Your journey in life will be determined by the choices in your youth. Basing those choices on truth, rather than on perception, determines the quality of that journey, as well as choosing the final destination.
There is no reset button in life. Avoiding the pitfalls of life takes wisdomwisdom not of this world. The key to avoiding, and worse yet, causing a disaster in your life is to develop a keen eye for any signs of trouble.
Watch Your Step! Barefoot in a Broken-Glass World helps the reader identify and avoid the pitfalls as identified by Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived. He had profound insights into the fallen nature of man. Solomons intent for the book of Proverbs was teaching young people the tactical skill of biblical wisdom.
The purpose for Proverbs is to equip us with divine wisdom. Possessing this wisdom will bring the most success in this life, and minimize the negative effects of living in a fallen world. Watch your stepyou never know from one moment to the next what challenges in your life await you. After all, we are all born barefoot in a broken-glass world.
Author: John Albert Keller
Located in: New Port Richey, FL
Submitted: November 08, 2014
Tell us a little about yourself. John A. Keller was born in Auburn NY spending his early years on the family farm in Weedsport NY. John served in the US Navy (84 to 89), worked part time as a popular wedding DJ, and as a realtor. He also spent four years as a Bible teacher/counselor for Bay Area Teen Challenge. John is an accomplished guitarist serving in the worship service at his local church. John graduated from Trinity College of Florida with a BS in Counseling and has recently released his new book, "Watch Your Step! Barefoot in a Broken-Glass World. His passion is teaching how the Bible applies to this current generation.
What was your motivation behind this project? This book is written to share with my audience some of the traps I have identified through my own life experiences and to teach techniques for identifying and combating the pitfalls of life.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? First; that those who read it will recognize the areas in their lives they need to bring into alignment with the will of God. Secondly; by gaining biblical wisdom, they will avoid much self-inflicted pain and have greater success in their lives. Thirdly, they will learn to value their life and make the most of the time God has given them on this side of eternity.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? I began this project in 2010 when my oldest son was being deployed as an infantryman in the U.S. Army to Afghanistan. This was a difficult time for me, I knew my son was strong and capable, however, the question that kept coming back to me was, "is he really ready for this?"With my son in the middle of combat, I kept asking myself was he ready? Was his training sufficient to meet the threats he would certainly face? The greatest danger to soldiers is I.E.D.s (improvised explosive devices), thus the name, Watch Your Step! With this on my mind, I was studying the book of Proverbs with an expert on the original languages when I discovered that the word for wisdom in the original Hebrew hockmah meant skill of technical work, craftsmanship, execution of battle tactics. The last part of the definition caught me by surprise. Although my sons deployment was the inspiration, the book is not about that, it is about our own battle tactics against the lure of an evil and fallen world.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? The book is written to follow the Proverbs written by Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived. He wrote it as a warning from a father to his now grown children as they journeyed out on their own into the world. We are born with two powerful enemiesour own sinful natures and Satanand it is our task to shun these enemies by learning how to identify and avoid the traps of life.
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