David Bush

Biography

I, David Bush, would like to take the time to thank you for your interest in my books. I have not been an author for long, but I do have a desire to help people and to share my experience and interests with people.

I know some of you are wondering who I am, so I will write a little something about myself.
I was raised in a small town in Pennsylvania by fine Christian parents. I accepted Jesus as my savior at a young age and was raised in a Methodist Church. I have stayed true to Jesus to this day.

In 1977, a good friend invited me to a Christian convention in New Wilmington, PA where I had a powerful, life-changing experience that has helped me immensely! An experience some people call the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. That was wonderful and this experience still has an effect on my life all these years later.

The Holy Spirit helped me work through many issues in my my life including an inability to feel secure in my faith and with the difficult time I had being comfortable in Jesus as a gay Christian.

As for my sexual orientation I knew I was gay from a very young age, although I didn't know exactly what it was back then. I knew, however, I liked other men.

I did date girls at one time and I loved them as good friends and I enjoyed their company, but I did not love them as a man is expected to love a woman. I did end up marrying a woman who I loved as a friend, but who I could not love as a wife. How or why that happened, I don't fully understand. But I do know it happens to a lot of gay people. Needless to say, this marriage didn't last. It couldn't because I couldn't fulfill my marital duties to her.

Even so, I stayed "in the closet" for years for many reasons. I did not even want to admit my sexual orientation, even to myself, although a few people knew I was gay. A lot of other people thought they knew I was gay', but they didn't know it officially. Their intrusive presumptions bothered me and made me angry!

I didn't know how people would react to my "coming out" in spite of many rumors to that effect. I wasn't sure I wanted to "come out" because emotionally I wasn't ready, because I didn't know how this would hurt my witness for Jesus and because I didn't want to hurt my family.

I believe my parents always knew I was gay, but they didn't want to know it. I guess I respected that, and we all were more comfortable with this arrangement. Never the less, both of my parents did welcome Doug into the family before they died. This was a beautiful thing to have happen.

I met my wonderful, loving partner, Doug, who worked in a restaurant I used to frequent. We became good friends and on March, 21, 2005, we gave our hearts to each other and he has been my one and only spouse ever since. We've been very happy ever since. Wow! What a first day of spring!

In addition to being a gay man who loves Jesus and who has a wonderful spouse, I have a few interests which have captivated me on and off throughout my entire life. But as all of these things cycled in and out of my head and my heart, a few prominent interests seem to keep me captivated very consistently.

The top of the list has to be trains. I have loved trains my whole life. I love watching them, riding them, listening to them and I loved the beauty, nostalgia and the prestige that surrounded them. I love the exhaustive history, technology and engineering which goes into trains, track and the mechanical and electrical systems found on the rails. I guess it was always in my blood and everybody knew it! I was widely known as an avid rail fan and there were just no two ways about it!

I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to work for three different railroads, and on two of them, I was a locomotive engineer, a freight and passenger conductor and a signal maintainer.

I also want to share with you that I was a long-haul truck driver for a few years. I loved the job most of the time, although the road got pretty long sometimes, but for me, anyway, the big trucks did not have the same glory and splendor a train has.
I am also interested in electricity and alternative energy. Even as a kid, I used to design wind mills and low-voltage lighting systems in my head, which were suitable for a tree house or a camp. I still enjoy doing this, but now the systems I design could be used in a house or a small business.

In fact, the last few power outages we have had, we still had a few lights when our neighbors had none. These systems won't power the whole city, but it does give us some help when we need it. Help in the form of electricity. That is pretty cool!
Thank you once again for taking the time to look at my books (Just one now, but I do have plans to write more). I also want to thank you for taking the time to read my bio.

I hope you are enjoying your reading experience and find these words interesting and inspiring. Best regards to you always.
David Bush

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I have wanted to write since elementary school. I have had a few things published in a magazine for a non-profit organization probably 20 years ago, but I am only now beginning to write books.

My first book, and of the time of this interview, my only book is in response to gay people being bullied and thrown out of their own churches by Christian people claiming to love Jesus. They claim the Bible forbids homosexuality, gay people are an abomination onto God and they are all going to hell!

Well! The Bible doesn't say these things at all! Instead, the Bible says quite the opposite!

It's time gay believers know what the Bible really says to them and to their accusers. It's time they finally hear the truth about where they stand with Jesus instead of being told they are going to hell. It's time gay men and women can find true peace with God and not have to worry about the things their accusers have to say to them.

This book, THE MAGLEV BIBILE STUDY, gives the gay Christian tools they have had for 2000 years and perhaps longer, but never seem to use. Do the gay brothers and sisters even know about them? They will now!
What's the story behind your latest book?
I see gay people being bullied by their families, churches, places of employment and society. These dear, often very gifted, brothers and sisters in Jesus have been invalidated. argued with, belittled, intimidated, made powerless, put down, thrown out of their own homes and churches! They are told God is against them, the Bible is against them and they are on the loosing team and on their way to hell!

These things simply are not true! All of the ammunition used against the gay believer is taken out of context!

These dear brothers and sisters families and churches are so ashamed of are highly spiritual, highly talented, creative and gifted people who everyone should be proud of! Not everybody is called to a higher calling, yet most gay people are called to a higher calling!

Too many precious loved ones have jumped off of bridges and tall buildings and it is past time somebody did something about it.

I may be just a nobody, but I am a gay Christian who has wrestled in my own heart with many of these same questions, have prayed about them and have been given answers. Answers that might help some of these dear brothers and sisters in Jesus who need the same answers I have been given.

So, here I am. If I can write a book that will help someone or to even save someone's life; if I can help someone who has been bullied, who thinks he or she is hated and worthless and encourage them to shake the world with his or her gifts, then I want to do just that! If this is all I accomplish by writing this book, then I have met my goal!

There is no greater experience than having saved someone's life or having taken someone who has been bullied and beat down, pick them up and show them who they are! If their accusers have to take a few licks along the way, then I guess that is how the cookie crumbles.

Jesus promised the gay believer an end to the bullying, a prominent place in the church, and He promised the gay brothers and sisters their accusers would be brought to their feet and acknowledge Jesus loved them. Jesus loves the gay believer or He never would have made this wonderful promise to them! Jesus loves the accusers too, but He doesn't even claim them as His own (because they accuse others; they don't forgive; they judge others and demand others are punished)!

Is this really in the Bible? You bet it is and it is referred to many times in this book! This book discusses the evidence this promise is for the gay believer.
Read more of this interview.

Books

Jesus Doesn't Condemn The Gay Believer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,000. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Biography / New Testament
This is a shorter and simpler gay friendly Bible discussion about homosexuality for the LGBT Christian. Gay marriage is also discussed in a favorable light. Everything this book talks about is gay friendly and it is from the Bible or supported by the Bible.
The Maglev Bible Study
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,570. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General
The Maglev Bible Study is a gay friendly discussion style Bible study for the gay believer about homosexuality. Who say’s the Bible teaches against homosexuality? Where? What about Jesus’ promise to the gay believer? So let’s take a good look at what the Bible really says to and about the gay believer. What you learn in this book is much different than what you were told.
Why I Believe Jesus Is Coming Very Soon
Price: Free! Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
It has been 2000 years since Jesus has walked the earth. People have expected Him to return again and gather His people together ever since. Is it time? Could there be events happening right now which might suggest He could return within days or hours?

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