This week, as we approach Fathers Day, Written Voices Blog will feature several of the contributors to the recently released anthology, The Soul of a Man.
Brian Ganges, describe yourself for our visitors.
Well, I am a fun and silly guy. I’m a big kid, at times. I enjoy being a loner and hanging out with friends. I am a single father to my teenaged daughter and we enjoy spending time together.
On the fun side, I like: amusement parks; attending sporting events; comedy shows or movies; playing video games; watching old shows like Sanford and Son; and watching cartoons.
On the more serious side, I like: reading the Bible, history books, political books, health related information, finance/investment, and a host of other topics. I enjoy writing and teaching on various subjects. I also enjoy having intellectually challenging conversations, nice restaurants, and just laying around doing nothing. I am generally very laid back and relaxed. I am very passionate about sound doctrine (the Word of God) and politics.
How do you find time to connect with God?
I find time to connect with God by just being quiet. I might be relaxing on my bed, driving in the car or walking around the track, but when I am quiet and meditating on Him, He always shows up and ministers to me. I may not get that great revelation while I am reading the Bible. I might not get anything while I am reading. But later during my quiet time He gives me insight and understanding.
Do you have a favorite bible verse and or quote you wish to share?
There are a lot of Scriptures and quotes that I like, but I would like to share one of the first Scriptures that I ever used for a sermon more than a decade ago: 2 Peter 1:10 says “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.”
Who are your favorite authors? Favorite books?
Favorite book: The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin
What influenced you to contribute to The Soul of a Man?
A friend knew that I loved to write. She was a contributor to the Triumph of My Soul and she encouraged me to contribute a story. When I read the requirements for submission I knew that this opportunity was for me.
Tell us about your contribution to the anthology, The Soul of a Man
My story was inspired by the sexual struggles that many Christians have; and many Churches sweep these issues under the rug. When you are lost or struggling with a habit/addiction/sin and you have no one around in which to confide or relate; it can be overwhelming and leave a sense of helplessness. God wanted me to address this issue (sexual sin) and show people that they are not alone, they can be delivered, and that God has not forgotten them.
What do you hope readers will retain from reading The Soul of a Man?
I want people to know that God’s arms are not too short to save, nor his ears heavied that He can not hear you; but our sins separate us from God (Isaiah 59:1). However, whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be delivered (Romans 10:13). There is no sin/struggle/habit that is too big that God’s anointing can’t destroy.
What’s next for you?
I am in the process of writing a couple of books, and launch out into more activism and public speaking.
Where can visitors find you online?
http://insightfortoday.blogspot.com for articles and contact information
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