Friday, June 18, 2010
Featured Author: Brian Ganges
Author and motivational speaker Brian Ganges is a native of New Jersey who now resides in Texas . He has been graced with a fresh and relevant word for many of today’s real life issues and concerns. His unique style and perspective, coupled with his light-hearted candor brings the message of hope and overcoming adversity to light, as only he can. His ideas are enlightening and thought provoking, which allows his growing audience to gain timely insights and encouragement from every article, book, radio show and seminar. Mr. Ganges deals with topics, such as, but not limited to, principles for daily living, politics, health related topics, economics, and relationships, which are always from a Christian viewpoint.
PIECING THE PUZZLE TOGETHER
We’ve heard the phrase, “You’re so heavenly-minded that you’re of no earthly good.” Conversely, you can also be so secularly minded that you’re of no spiritual good. To empower and enrich our lives, we need to find a balance between the two extremes.
Life is the enigma of making responsible decisions and choices to everyday situations. We rely on our own understanding to guide us, but without a manual, we risk the probability of going through life with a one-dimensional view of our existence. But there is truth in the Word, and the Bible says, “Lead not to your own understanding” and as such we need to implement the balancing mechanisms that give us the ability to stay grounded and centered. Only when we properly discern our circumstances and ourselves can we come to the right conclusions to map out our lives, according to God’s master plan for our lives.
Many people seek the truth of life, and others have fragmented and compartmentalized pieces of the truth. Piecing the Puzzle Together shows you how to bring it all together: from raising children, to relating to your co-workers, to getting involved politically. This how-to book will start you with the firm foundation on which you can build a principled life. You will gain victory after victory once error is replaced with truth, conjecture is replaced with discernment, true knowledge is joined with wisdom, defeat is replaced with victory and hope, and religion is replaced with a right relationship with God.
In this blueprint of life situations, Brian Ganges skillfully, brilliantly and clearly gives us a human manual to tackle the elements that affect us as human beings, so that we may walk the walk in the manner in which God intends.
How did you start out your writing career?
My writing career started out in 2007 when I started my blog. I didn’t see and/or hear many people articulating my beliefs and thoughts, so I decided to write my own political, religious and other views online.
What did you learn while writing this book?
I learned that writing is an outlet, but it is a lot of work to go from conceptualization of the book, to the bookstore. People see the end result, but never realize the behind the scenes toil to get to the finish line.
What did you hope to accomplish with this book?
I want people to digest my book and see that God is not a hard taskmaster. We don’t have to act religious to try and impress people or God. We can just live life, have fun, and still be a true Christian that loves God and His Word. Balance is the key!
What is the toughest test you've faced as a writer?
I am still overcoming this obstacle, and that is encouraging men to read substantive material.
If you had the opportunity to talk with three writers, who would you choose and why?
I would love to talk with: the Apostle Paul because the inspiration that he received (approximately ¾ of the New Testament) is still changing the world nearly 2,000 years later; G. Edward Griffin is a great historian writer with a tremendous grasp on world events. I love history and current events; and Alex Haley...I’m sure I could glean something from a man that wrote a classic.
Can you give us one do and one don’t for those aspiring to be a writer?
Do pursue what is in your heart to write and don’t procrastinate. Doors will open for you when you are ready, so get ready and watch those doors open.
I borrowed this question from Author Carleene Brice, What is your author fantasy?
My author fantasy would be to collaborate with a respected name in the industry and turn a book into a movie. I don’t exactly know with whom I would like to collaborate and under which genre, but joining forces in the big screen is a goal.
What one thing about writing do you wish other non-writers would understand?
I would like for people to understand that a book doesn’t just appear on a shelf. It takes planning, timing, writing, editing, printing, publishing, marketing, etc.
What was the best advice you’d ever gotten about the publishing industry? The worst?
The best advice was to watch other authors and their publishers, because actions speak louder than words. The other best advice was to take responsibility for your own work. I haven’t received any bad advice; I would like for that trend to continue.
If you could visit any place in the world where would you travel to?
I would travel to Israel and see where the Savior lived and where the New Testament started.
What is something readers would be surprised you do?
I love watching the Three Stooges and playing Play Station.
Our theme for this month is Reaching Your Goals. How did it feel to reach your publishing goal?
It is a dream from many years ago, and to see it finally manifest was very rewarding and humbling.
Oprah always asks, What do you know for sure?
I know for sure that I am called to write and to speak about what I write.
Can you give us a sneak peek of your next book?
My next book is called, “Lord, Please Deliver Me From Church Folks.” It is an expose that takes a look at and corrects many of the most popular false doctrines, phony and religious attitudes of today’s Christians churches.
How can readers get in contact with you? (mail, email, website)
Readers can contact me for book sales, to schedule a speaking engagement or general inquiries via my website: www.brianganges.com and my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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