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Building With Discarded Stones shares spiritual life lessons to help readers improve their lives and their faith. What inspired you to write this book?
Building With Discarded Stones was inspired by the extensive experience and interaction I have been privileged to have with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
What is one piece of advice you would give to someone who struggles with maintaining their faith?
Keep your focus on God’s gracious gifts which are all around us, especially in good people.
What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?
Each chapter explores a different theme: what it means to be human, the elements of reconciliation, our human need for community…. But they all point to the fact that each and every human being is precious and needed for the building up of humanity, and for the possibility of creating together a future of peace and wellbeing for all. How we welcome and care for those considered to be “incompetent”, “defective”, or “useless” (the least, the littlest, the weakest, the different) is central to this process.
What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?
I hope that readers will find a sense of Hope and a broader appreciation of humanity – their own and others’.
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Timothy Buckley writes extensively about God, spirituality, the bible and Christianity in his illuminating book, Building With Discarded Stones. Readers get to be enlightened about an array of topics that range from being a believer to how religion has impacted the masses. I loved it when the author included history references when expounding on a subject. The history lessons were remarkable and gave one the urge to read more. Stories about himself, family and associate were also fascinating and contained numerous lessons. One thing I learned from the tales that Timothy Buckley gave was that patience is one of the virtues that many people do not have, but need. Life is a journey and not everything can happen in an instance. As a Christian, there are many examples in the bible that teach patience. The author encourages the reader to love the scripture as the bible is like a life manual for Christians.
The tone in the book is modest. Timothy Buckley understands his readers and thus uses a friendly language even when talking about hard-hitting subjects. One thing you will love about the author is the honesty he displays. He freely talks about his missteps and even points out vices in society that have been normalized. Reading this book will show you how phony people can be, and how one can help them change their behavior. The author also helps you as a reader to see yourself through a different lens. Timothy Buckley will help you improve your character and get you to lead a righteous life like Jesus wants.
This book is full of love and positivity. Some of the topics that had a heavy impact on me include chapters that touched on human love, being prayerful, your connection to God almighty and how to relate with believers and non believers, the role of the bible, forgiveness and reconciliation. I appreciate the author for the diversity in topics. This book is mostly about religion and spirituality, but the reader gets enlightened about much more than just religion. You get to learn how to live better and how to appreciate what life offers.
Building With Discarded Stones is an encouraging and poignant spiritual guide that shares life changing lessons that have the potential to improve your life.
Pages: 166 | ISBN: 1664158316
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