Hello Smashwords...my name is Bob Palumbo. I was born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 12, 1954 and have lived in Northeast Ohio all my life. I currently reside in the lovely community of Avon Lake, Ohio. I have been married to my lovely wife for 40 years (as of June 2018), we have four awesome children and eight amazing grandchildren.
For almost fifty years, I have been a musician, singer and a songwriter and have played and recorded both as a member of numerous bands and as a solo artist for many years. But, I have always loved books and it has been a dream of mine to become an author, as well.
In November of 1979, my wife and I gave our hearts to Christ and we have been serving Him ever since. Although I have never been a full-time pastor, I have always been involved as a worship musician and a home group leader. Also, since I never earned a degree from a Bible college or seminary, my theological perspectives were formed by my reading of many of the most beloved Christian writers and thinkers such as C.S. Lewis, Frederic Buechner, Oswald Chambers, John Piper, Charles Spurgeon, Charles Swindoll, Billy Graham and many, many others.
I actually think of the fact that I was not seminary-trained as a plus. I push myself to ask a lot of questions and thusly talk about some things that many of the more properly trained pastors and writers might be hesitant to address.
My view of God and the Bible is pretty simple, if it is in the Bible, I believe it. If it is not, I do not. I truly believe the Bible from Genesis through Revelation to be the inspired Word of God....plus or minus nothing. And so, when I write, you will get a lot of Scripture to back up my conclusions....and very little opinions of men.
Those who have read my books like to talk about how conversational and easy to understand they are. My writing is not overly deep or preachy, but uniquely logical and easy to grasp....not only for those who are well-versed in the Scriptures, but for those who are just beginning to discover God's truth, as well.
I am just a normal guy with a normal vocabulary who loves the Lord and loves to talk and write about it.
Hope you enjoy it!!!