Cathleen Townsend decided to blog her review of my book. As a published author, she had some very nice things to say about my book.
this volume has superb writing in a line-edit sense—I didn’t have a single wince as I read,
That’s high praise coming from someone who edits professionally.
She also had this to say.
Pacing-wise, the story moves right along, and that is also a rarer thing than I could wish. If you’re looking for a faith-based narrative without a saccharine aftertaste, Prayers Were No Help is a worthy read.
I found the latter sentence especially pleasing, since the goal of my writing is to do that. Rather than smack people in the face with religious doctrine, I try to introduce them to godly living through all-too-common human trials and tribulations that find their resolution in spiritual healing.
Author Kara Liane has posted a review of my book on Amazon. I was stunned to read “I will begin by saying that Paul is a phenomenal writer.” I was not expecting that.
I was pleased to read ” What I liked about this book is it did not beat me over the head with religious references, it was more spiritual; which I suppose those go hand-in-hand anyway, but he wrote it in such a meaningful way.”
My goal, in writing my books, is to portray people in real life situations, dealing with emotional issues that many may relate to. Then, someone enters their life providing a new perspective, which causes them to reconsider the direction their life is taking or brings healing to their heart and life.
Christians are like everyone else. They endure tragedies, they experience loss, they encounter conflict. The difference between them and the rest of the world is the source of their strength. Portraying that in stories is my way of communicating what it’s been like to walk with God for decades.
Prayers Were No Help is available on Smashwords, your favorite ebook retailer, and on Amazon.
I was starting to understand what he was saying. “I thought about that, yesterday. Did I miss a miracle because I did not really believe it when I asked for it?”
“Yes! Exactly. God’s still in the miracle business. Always has been. So few people really believe in him now that he’s been put on the back burner. He’s been turned into a fire extinguisher when he should be the reason the house never catches fire to begin with.”
Puzzled, I probed him further. “How do you turn him into the reason the house never catches on fire?”