I have been a Christian for over twenty years. We, my husband and I, have raised two daughters and a son. I have been with my husband for over thirty years. I grew up in Providence, RI, where we also raised our children.
We attended a small church for many years. We loved our church family so much; it was our example of heaven on earth and we would always be looking for another one! But, as you know time moves on, people move on. Our pastor, his wife, and family moved away and it was never the same again. But what we learned from that small church family would always be with us and in our hearts forever.
We decided to move to the Yucatan. We chose the adventurous route and drove there. My husband, our dog, and me!
It was here where God put it on my heart to write a book! Me! A writer! I never would have believed you if you told me a year ago that I was going to write a book! But I did, and it came out great because it was God who inspired me to do it in the first place! I don’t want to sound crazy, but that’s how it happened! It started with the idea of reading His word in first person and grew from there! I’m so excited!
By praying and reading my Bible in first person over a period of time, I can see and feel myself loving and trusting God more every day. I can see and feel that I am changing into the person God wants me to be. As for the person I used to be, trusting and loving God was hard. I have been through my share of dark times, with doubt, separation from God, and many kinds of fears but, God has had hold on me the whole time. In those times it was me who turned away, not Him, He was there just waiting! This concept of the first person perspective allows me to talk to Him and get to know Him in a much more personal way.
My hope is that you read His word in the first person perspective, and adopt this way of reading and praying to Him. My prayer is that you too can see the light go on in your spiritual life and by using this first person method of reading His word get closer to Him. If I just help one person through this book, then all the work I have put in will have been worth it! I hope that God uses me to be a light for you.
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Scripture in First Person, ALIVE and Off the Page
by Lorie Forrest
Scripture in First Person, ALIVE and Off the page features over 100 Bible verses and passages transformed into first person, present tense interactions with our God. Reading Scripture in this way makes you feel like you're experiencing real conversations with the God of the Bible. You will experience His strong desire to be close to you. That can scare some people! Try it for yourself.
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