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Success Is Your Birthright God’s Success takes us on a spiritual, emotional, and inspirational expedition, prodding and challenging us to think, feel, and explore. This expedition forces us to appraise or reappraise our views, values, and traditions as well as misinformation shaped as truth.
The biblical Joseph Story is the basis for this expedition. Never before has this story been told with such passion and conviction. Those familiar and unfamiliar with this story come away with a profound perspective. Joseph becomes more than a biblical personality. The author cleverly brings him to life by paralleling our experiences with Joseph’s personal roller coaster. We, then, associate him with ourselves.
As Joseph’s biography unfolds, his difficult moments become very apparent. His character stands up and out, during those moments, instilling uncompromising hope. Within the storyline, there are several, simultaneous threads weaving this tapestry - success, coping with life’s roller coaster, God, humanity, and religion.
Society focuses on success’ smallest facet, materialism. Tucker broadens our concept of success. Success, here, is an inclusive, selfless attitude that celebrates common everyday feats of courage, love, common kindness, respect, and perseverance. Its linchpin is God.
God’s desire for relationship with us is profound. Relationship is measured by His standard of morality, right, and responsibility. Relationship with God hinges on loving Him, and “love thy neighbor as thyself.” To love yourself is to love and serve others. There lies our humanity.
God’s success is central to relationship, not religion. Tucker offers a compelling revelation on this sensitive topic. This text lays that foundation by distinguishing between the Christian and believer. “The Christian focuses on the religion; the believer focuses on relationship. Simply, the difference is, the former is a concept; the latter is a commitment.”
Success Is Your Birthright God’s Success is a captivating appraisal, making it hard to put down. We discover life’s beauty and the confidence to bounce back from life’s unpredictable moments.
I am a family man, and I love my family dearly. When I am not writing, I spend a good bit of my time with them. Family, for me, is quite extensive. They inspire me in many ways. LaShanda, my wife, is its crown jewel. She unselfishly loves and encourages me. I am truly blessed.
Additionally, I am a man of faith. I do not say that lightly. Faith, for me, has nothing to do with religion rather a relationship with Yahweh [God] and service to others. I am working diligently to be a hearer and doer of our Father’s will and following the pattern of His messenger Yahshua [Jesus], Son and Servant of God.
Like all believers, I am in God’s classroom. None of us are really scholars, rather students at various stages in our relationship with Him. As a student, I am continuing to rehash past materials, digging deeper into the Bible, and allowing God to use daily experiences and encounters as my laboratory to learn of Him and His will. God through time, prayer, and reading and re-reading scriptures has provided me with some spiritual revelation. Studying has helped me to connect the Old and New Testaments, and led to researching historical references. Strabo’s Geography, Book XVI, Chapter 2, for example, sheds some light on Paul’s physical description being associated with an Egyptian revolutionist in Acts 21:38.
I plan to write more. For those aspiring writers, I encourage you not to be intimidated by the writing process and let Yahweh guide you. Publish even if you have to self-publish. Unfortunately, book reviewers, the media, and some bloggers tilt toward celebrity names and large publishing houses. Many good writers’ works consequently do not get the attention warranted. As more Indie authors and self-publishers put out good work, their voices will be heard.
Connect with R. Stanton Tucker at:
Author Website: http://www.christellestantonlillie.com/
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