From the author himself
How It All Started
For many years, I stayed away from church because I didn’t feel like I fit in with the “church crowd.” I always believed in Jesus Christ, but I never studied the Bible. Well, that all changed one day back in early 2004, when I was forty-three years old. What prompted this change? All it took was a simple invitation over dinner from a customer and friend named Tom Douridas to come visit his church. We accepted the invitation, and soon visited Tom’s church near our home in northeast Georgia. There, we met a wonderful man named Pastor Jeff Rogers.
After only a few months, and for the first time in my life, I found myself comfortable enough with a church to join it. As I look back on it now, that day actually started my journey away from the world’s ways, and towards God’s ways. Yep, that’s all it took for me at that point—a friend inviting me to a church where there was absolutely no pressure at all–-only love and concern from the pastor and his staff. Soon thereafter, my wife Elissa and I rededicated our lives to the Lord and got baptized.
For years, I had been kicking around the idea of writing a short story centered on taking a walk through Pike Place Market (my favorite place on Earth) with God. While we were enjoying a family vacation in our favorite destination city—Seattle—that old, lurking idea of a short story began to evolve into a novel.
Garden of Life
A working man investigates the Christian faith with his new next door neighbor who teaches him the basics of following Jesus Christ. True faith is examined.
A Walk through the Market
A widower encounters an unorthodox angel named Mick in Pike Place Market in Seattle. They discuss life, death, and spiritual warfare as they wander through the ancient emporium.
May 5, 2019
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Located at Riverhills Church in Winder, Ga.
September 21, 2019
Statham Wildflower Festival Book Signing
I will be having a book signing event at the Statham Wildflower Festival from 8:00 to 5:00. I look forward to seeing you there!