Searching For Their True Place
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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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Inspiration From a Masterpiece
Posted by Literary Titan
Inspiration from a Masterpiece: A Work of Art is a thought-provoking book that asks many of the questions a lot of Christians would like answers to but are either too afraid to even think of them or ask them. Questions bordering on the ultimate purpose of ma, and questions on why the righteous suffer or meet with unfortunate circumstances.
Mankind has always grappled with the thought of what their purpose on earth is. For Christians, these questions come in layers wrapped around the question – how does my purpose align with God’s will? If God is all-knowing, why does he let the faithful like Job experience great trials?
This inspirational book written by D.C. Schorno opens a window into the vortex of this reality with this introductory question, “What would be your first reaction to the notion that from the point of conception, you knew exactly what you were created for?” This is then backed by stories and scripture as well as anecdotes from his life experiences. Schorno draws the reader in and and allows them to reflect on how they can live a life free of worries about how they fit into the bigger picture and also why the faithful experience mishaps.
“We cannot and we should not challenge God when we don’t fully understand what comes to pass around us, when circumstances don’t align with our hopes, and dreams, and visions.”
One of the recurring admonishments in the Christian faith is ‘to not question God’. However, there is a clear distinction between questioning God and asking God questions. This book thoughtfully demonstrates how apt it can be to have these questions on existence and purpose and to also seek answers to them.
While expressing the futility of his search for answers, Schorno, in almost a journalistic style details where his search for this grand purpose led him. The anecdotes contained herein are insightful and instructional. Schorno ends with a particularly powerful story and offers hope and comfort to the reader on what to make of one’s purpose.
Pages: 234 | ASIN: B09M84WDPQ
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