THE BOOK HAS NOW BEEN COMPLETED! Here is some new information about it, including contents headings. As you can see from one of the attached images below, it now stands at 390 pages and has 142,500 words in a Large-Format (6″ x 9″) paperback size (known as Trade Paperback size in the USA). This started out at the beginning of this year as an article but, over the months, it has turned into a huge project with nearly a million characters. It contains a Prologue, 7 Chapters (with many sections and sub-sections), an Epilogue, a Q & A section, and 8 Appendices. The full title is “Narrow Gate ~ Pathway Strait: The Road I have Chosen”, with the subtitle “A Spiritual Autobiography & Presentation”. (Please do not confuse the word “strait” with the identical-sounding word “straight”. Their only similarity is phonetic. They are VERY different in meaning — especially in the context of this Book! 😉). The front and rear cover pages are another image you see attached here. That is not the final author photo on the rear but a temporary filler. (And, so you know, I take the path on the left in the image on the front cover. I ain’t fooled by pretty flowers and tarmacked roads! 🙂).
I know a number of you want to know when it will be ready for distribution. Having now completed the writing of the text of the book, I will be spending the next 2-3 weeks going through it with a fine toothcomb to tidy it up, correct typos, generate cross-references and create continuity between sections. Then, in late August, I will send it to a number of people, pre-publication, for critical evaluation and suggestions. They will also hopefully write reader reviews. While they are reading through, I will create and generate an index (2 to 3-week job, at least). Then, when they have finished reading through, and I have subsequently made any necessary corrections they recommend, I will have a book to distribute digitally through my output label, “Under the Radar”. This should hopefully be sometime in late September, all being well.
The first 60 pages contain a spiritual autobiography (starting from birth) and the remaining pages are an extended presentation of what I have discovered in my almost seventy years of existence (three-score years and ten 😉) about what lies behind what can be seen with the eyes in this world, and my interpretation of what is happening in it. Of particular note is the section headed “The Last Twenty Years”, in which I open up about my spiritual explorations and conclusions since I vowed to have nothing more to do with churches nearly two decades ago (after having been a partaker since 1986 and a pastor for almost eight years up to the year 2000).
There is much material concentrated in this work. Here are just 35 of its 136 section headings: “The Purpose of the Creation of this Cosmos”, “The Hallmarks of the Spiritual Life”, “Saying Goodbye to Yourself”, “For the Love of Truth”, “The Selling-Out of Spirituality”, “Creating Immunity to Deception”, “The True Meaning of Satanism”, “The Great Apostasy (in the Church & in the World)”, “Spirituality not Shibboleths”, “Compromising Christ: Churchianity and Christianism”, “Travelling Underground, Undercover & Incognito”, “The New Diaspora: Pilgrims Scattered like Seed on the Wind”, “New Age Satanism”, “The False Church Versus the Body of Christ”, “Authority and Paedophilia”, “Resistance to the Light”, “666 & the Mark of the Beast”, “There Can be no Neutrality Now!”, “Sharing the Light & Spreading the Word”, “Widespread Abuse in Churches”, “Disapproving the Word ‘Bullshit’ but not Bullshit Itself”, “Protecting Ourselves from Darkness”, “The Three Crises of the Spiritual Life”, “The Wrath of God Explained”, “The ‘Yeast’ of False Discipleship”, “The Divine Coup d’État Against the Forces of Darkness”, “Being an Effective Aroma in the World”, “Reconciling Curveball Anomalies in the Churches”, “The Revealing of the Antichrist”, “Theological Shenanigans”, “Christ, the Natural Divider”, “Overcoming Lawlessness & Death”, “Who is the Christ & Why did He Come at this Time?”, “The Fear of Truth & Revelation”, “Defeating the Powers of Darkness”, and much, much more.
This is a work which addresses the signs of the times in which we are now living; for we are today faced with a clear choice: Embrace the Light or be swallowed by the encroaching darkness. Here are a few closing words from the Preface of the book: “So here I stand. This is my heart in my words. If you don’t like them, then you can walk on your way and I wish you well. But if you scent the perfume here and wish to walk with me, then our hearts will be eternally joined”.
The book will be in an ultra-high-resolution PDF format (using a professional font for clarity) and will naturally be free of charge. (There is no “Business Spirituality” in operation in these parts! 😉). It will be stored on a dedicated website for download, the domain of which has already been purchased but it is not up-and-running yet. I will put out a notification when it is ready to be viewed. If you want to pre-order a copy of the book right now, please send me a request message at the official publishing address, email@example.com , including your name, email address (and anything else you would like to say! 😊).
So, that’s the story. Love to one and all. 💖
© Alan Morrison, 2018