From the early days of Christianity there have been those who have warned of heresies and of wolves in sheep’s clothing, and have sought to turn back the faithful to a direct relationship with God. ‘God as dad plus nothing’. These reformers have often been shunned and spoken against from the pulpits.
Such a one was George Anderson, with his brave and faithful wife Eileen.
When George was 40 he began the radical Small Cords, a hand-printed magazine which put a bomb under organized religion, and encouraged many to trust in their direct relationship with God rather than psychological hype and churchy ‘Magic.’ And to meet as directed by Him in homes or wherever they happened to be.
Small Cords was the beginning of a fruitful ministry in print which spanned over thirty years and saw over 20,000 copies of the six Beyond books printed on their small offset machine in the spare bedroom, collated on the kitchen table, hand-bound and sent to places ‘too numerous to mention’ throughout New Zealand and beyond – mostly sold by word of mouth, apart from a few brave bookshops!
In the nineties, after George had discovered (to his great joy!) that he had Jewish ancestry, George and Eileen had several exciting stays in Israel as volunteer workers under the Sar-El programme, sharing their experience of Jesus as Messiah whenever they could. (For an interview where Eileen tells of their experiences there and also their miraculous roof experience, see http://tvnorth.co.nz/channelnorth/otcwa.php, 37 minutes into the program)
Around 2003 the Andersons went on the first of several trips to Fiji, where they proclaimed, in their unique, direct and powerful way, the message you can read in the six books of this volume.
When George found that he had cancer, he carried on a full life with his beloved Eileen, including the ‘doing up’ of two houses and a motor home.
The Beyond series is George’s last message to a world on the brink. A world which he peacefully departed on the 6th of January, 2007.
In George's words:
'It’s all a lead-in to the return of the King. And that’s good news. Like a bride doesn’t mind all the hassle of planning and ceremony that leads up to the great moment when she and her husband are alone at last on their honeymoon, so all the turmoil that’s going to rock the world over the next few years is just the prelude to the greatest event on this planet’s calendar.'
Everything in the Andersons’ life seemed to fit together in wonderful ways, and even in death George’s faith had results. HE had wanted a plain wooden coffin, a box with rope handles. I was commissioned to make it, and was running late. Just before the funeral, one exactly fitting his wishes turned up at the funeral home. It had been made ‘on spec.’ by a young man calling himself 'the Carpenter's son', who was completely unaware of George’s request.
George Anderson, a man who did not ‘follow a multitude to do evil’ and was not afraid to stand as a lone witness to Truth, is now truly ‘Beyond Murphy’ forever! Read on, and you will find his words will grab and challenge (and bless!) you in ways you may not have imagined…
George is survived by Eileen and his four children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Eileen continues to support his work, making his detailed research into end-time events available, printing a combined edition of the Beyond series, and now putting all six books out as ebooks.
Beyond Murphy's Law
You can live beyond Murphy's Law! George and Eileen guarantee it - they've done it. This is their story of personal discovery of God and liberation from 'Murphy'. Five years on a Maori settlement, in jail with a ghost, how to be a no-hoper... the anecdotes come thick and fast, told with the tongue-in-cheek humour that has made their magazine articles and broadcasts so popular - and controversial.
Beyond Small Cords
Here's a fresh attempt to nudge religious thinking out of its comfortable rut. An attempt to ignore orthodoxy and take what the Bible says literally. An attempt to put the teachings of Jesus first and foremost, rather than in second place.
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