Spirituality

Is there a God?


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Throughout our shared history, people have pondered the possibility of an omnipresent Being  present in our lives.  Faith in something that cannot be proved, only through an individual’s heart, is an intimate affair.  Whether you follow a religion or are simply spiritual in nature, many have questioned “Is there a God?”  It is no small question, and it is one that rattles a lot of cages. 

Can anyone, in their heart of hearts, truly answer and honestly know for sure without hard scientific proof that God exists?  Even without the proof if God is ultimately in control – mankind has sparked revolutions, created horrific wars, burned people at the stake and encouraged and unfathomable infinite hatred amongst different cultures, families and friends.  People have sacrificed their very lives for something that cannot be proved by science.

This is no small accomplishment.  If certain individuals can galvanise a nation or a family or an individual to fight against another, in the name of God, there must be something in it.

A crazy, if at times justified, notion of fear has crept into the hearts of men and women.  Fear of a God who would beat them to a pulp for their deeds (good or bad, depending on who is judging) against another human being, or even Himself.  To help this angle home rather more firmly, I recently watched Ridley Scott’s 2014 film “Exodus: Gods and Kings”.  You would think the God portrayed there was Lucifer, or a rather spoilt brat of a child, not the all-loving and wise Father of humanity.  So, can it be true?

For stories, such as the ones put together in the Christian Bible, to persist to such an extent through eons of time and, given that there are multitudes of religious organisations that people have followed, there must be an element of truth in some kind of all-knowing Being, out there, or in here, somewhere, somehow.

However, teasing its way through the words written about the abject horrors and divine delights of what many people seemed to have created God to be portrayed as, there is always this inescapable element of goodness.  In a word: hope.  This hope has been encouraged through faith, that the divine plan and all its secrets will ‘out’ in the end.  In essence, it is this benevolence that has offered a tantalising view of a love that knows no boundaries.

Bearing all this (and more) in mind, when a book landed on my laptop screen that went a long way to answering some of those questions about God and our part in His plan, I was certainly intrigued.

Bill Geringswald, the author of the book in question, asked me to publish his work through BewleyBooks.com.  It was obvious to me that the work he had produced had been crafted with a lifelong passion and tenacious dedication to get an important message to all who could resonate with it.  When a work takes over fifteen years to complete you know it’s serious stuff.

When I first received his writing, I admit I felt a little daunted by the task in-hand.  It was a long tome, in fact, it could be placed on par with the Bible’s weightiness.  It tackled many of the heavy subjects that plague man today.  Politics, philosophy, history, education, health care and finance.  Bill’s idea of how humanity can manage these ‘irritants’ we find ourselves having to deal with in life, is to change it with God’s guidance.  As a result, we could potentially create a better world.

It’s kind of awe-inspiring.

Mr. Geringswald appears to be one of those gentle American souls who has travelled the world over, by doing everything that is expected of a man with honour in his heart:

  • fighting for his country
  • loving a woman and getting married to her
  • raising a family and, eventually,
  • changing military fatigues for a snazzy business suit.

In doing so, life has shown him a lot of ups and downs and merry-go-rounds.

From our brief communications, I can see this one man’s experience, and intimate knowledge of a life well-lived, has blessed him with an ability put to rest the questions of validity many of us have of God’s place on the rostrum.

Bill’s book appears to uphold the core message of BewleyBooks.com – to inspire people to change the world for the better.  His work, ‘Infinite Possibilities’ is comprehensive, to say the least, but he can be forgiven for this.  The reason he can be forgiven, is that he has written it from a deeper love and understanding hewn from a life lived learning.

His work is not yet complete. Bill’s work is available for you to read, to ponder and, yes, ultimately to question.  And that’s ok.  It is through the exploration of the possibilities that seem to be infinitely possible, that you too could begin to create an infinitely better world.  Following Bill’s guidance in putting this world to rights, with the help of God, could be a step in the right direction.

To be kept up-to-date about Bill’s forthcoming work, view Bill’s author page here:

http://bewleybooks.com/authors/bill-geringswald

 

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