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D.C. Schorno Author Interview

Inspiration From a Masterpiece inspires and motivates readers to take the steps needed to draw close to God in order to become his masterpiece. Why was this an important book for you to write?

As Christians, the line between what we decide our future will be and what actually is our true destiny can be intertwined. In more ways than we know and see. Beginning to untangle all the possibilities begins with knowing our creator on a deeper level. Authenticity and transparency are the keys. For myself, frustration was the real enemy. Gnawing at me for long seasons. I wanted to know who my unique person really is. During my research, I discovered many people just like me, searching for their true place, destiny and person. 

What research did you undertake to write this book?

First off, I just finished a 2-year course in biblical theology. This helped me tremendously. I also have an extensive library with books from my favorite Christian theologians which I have read over and over many times. I also have numerous study Bibles and concordances. Lastly, I interviewed former pastors from my church and many other churches. Lost of computer searches and knowledge I’ve gained from my experience in church leadership and teaching over the years.

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

First, never lose the desire to want a closer relationship with your God. Second, always have a willing Heart to except the person you may not be presently. Third, don’t be surprised if he doesn’t let you do what you want, don’t be surprised if he does permit you to do what you want. Lastly, don’t be afraid to discover the real you, and don’t be angry if you turn out to be someone you didn’t want to be. Most of all, find that person God designed you to be and embrace it.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

When people read my book the one thing that I hope they get from it is this; that they discover just one new thing about themselves which will motivate them to begin the process of searching. This wanting or yearning I believe is exactly part of God’s plan for each one, to discover this process that can bring them closer to God and enable them to find his plan and look for it as they move through life. 

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Are you created or invented? Do you know? Have you ever had this question cross your mind? Unfortunately, mainstream America has never posed this question to people. We’ve left out the designer, the potter, the sculptor, the painter, and the great poet.

In this book, I hope to open the door that has been closed for many years. Our education system in this nation is deeply secular and humanistic. We are encouraged from the day we enter grade school to find what we love and have an interest in, and then pursue those dreams and we will find happiness and fulfillment. Sadly, this has turned out to be bad advice for many students upon reaching adulthood. Disillusioned and following their dreams, they work many years in occupations, soon realizing again and again and job after job, they have lost the passion they once knew. Now determined more than ever to locate a new career these people move on to their next dream.

In these pages, I hope to bring some clarity to this dilemma in which a majority of us encounter at some point in our life walk. I will also feature real-life stories of people who shared moments in my life, some with significant and positive outcomes and some unfortunately with tragic endings, not easy to understand or for some folks to accept. I hope this book will encourage and inspire everyone who picks it up to read and find the hidden lessons in each story. God has crafted each and every one of his children with intimate brush strokes, which are yours and yours only, which no other painting receives. Instead of inventing yourself over and over again in a lifetime of nurturing frustration and disappointment, find out what God created you to be.

In this book, I will share real stories with different perspectives regarding uniqueness, purpose, destiny, vocation, as well as how to know when to be patient waiting on the Lord, and knowing when to be content in your vocation. Learning to hone a keen eye, how to look for God and his plan, and accepting the mysteries and unknowns, which God will never reveal to us here on this earth. You may ask, well, what or where did you acquire this wisdom and insight? I’ve gathered these experiences over a lifetime of doubts and unknowns and frustration. Therefore, it’s my desire to share them with everyone who is brave enough to take the journey in discovering their true identity, their true value, and the work of art God hoped you would become in order to complete his goal for you to give him the greatest possible glory. I pray each person who picks up this book will find inspiration and motivation to take the necessary steps needed to draw close to the grand designer in order to become his masterpiece; a divine product, his workmanship, his poetry, a work of art.
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