Today we talk about Go and tell your own, a book by The Writer, published with our publishing house Europe Books.
Europe Books had the pleasure of interviewing the author The Writer, to get to know him better, what prompted him to write his book Go and tell your own, as well as what are the decisive themes of his story.
Below you can find our interview. Take a seat and enjoy your reading!!!
- What was the moment that prompted you to the writing of your book?
The moment that prompted the writing of this book is strange. It began with a dream, a subconscious muse upon the bed. Accustomed to reason and not one given to superstition or whimsical fantasies, I thought little of the dream; and besides sundry tales in my local Church and a word here and there within my domestic circles, I regarded it as nothing of worth but miscellaneous tales suited for private benefit. How I was mistaken! Forgetful of the narrative and ready to busy myself with fashion business, a fearless seer (a stout-spoken female of no trifling moment) blasted my hopes and threatened me with summons of GOD – saying this and that – but summarising all by assuring me that GOD commands that I should avoid fashion business and take up pen and ink: not to dally amiss or flip and freak, but to warn His people (all the living) of the danger of neglecting their souls and rejecting “so great salvation”. Well… I believed her; I believed every word of her report and went my way convinced that truly the great GOD of heaven and earth sent her to rebuke my stupidity. This is what prompted the writing of this book.
- What are the decisive themes of your story?
The decisive themes of my story are: (1) A brief but pungent account of GOD; (2) An interesting and fascinating overview of “Man”; (3) A brave tale of sin and sinfulness; (4) A pathetic and pretended history of Satan; (5) A gloomy representation of death and its consequences; (6) A daring voyage into scenes beyond the graves; and (7) Such expositions as our “politically correct” friends will frown upon. In essence, if I may say, the decisive themes of my story centre around man’s bravery and his tendency to defy GOD and join with Satan to increase sin and stupidity upon the earth. Forgetful that he must die but “living it up” and making noise as if his bones are made of steel, this book’s decisive themes look man straight in the face and rebuke him of sin and his foolishness too. Yes, pretending a courage which risks both public disdain and ostracised applause, this book’s decisive themes are such as bark at wickedness and offer every penitent believer GOD’s salvation – we Christians sing of it as John 3:16.
- What is the message you wanted to send out with your book?
The message I wanted, I want, and will forever wish to send out with my book is one of salvation and “repentance unto life”. I wish to inform every reader, and if possible, all the living, that is: one by one, man and woman, young and old, rich and poor, high and low, esteemed and despised, ruler and subject, master and servant, believer and trifler, learned and simple, soul by soul, black and white, all colours together, one with another, all in all, humanity as a one, the whole human race… I wish to inform my kind, I mean mankind: I wish to inform them all that it is appointed unto us once to die, but after death, the judgement! As such, therefore, it is my deep desire that rather than playing the fools and adding sin upon sin, we ought to prepare for death and fit our souls for eternity. For what shall it profit a man – asked JESUS; what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and lose his only soul? This is where this book comes in; she preaches John 3:16, the means by which miserable lost sinners may repent unto life.
- How was your publishing experience?
My publishing experience has been very interesting. From selection to the current phase, women have spearheaded it. Now this is something I am not used to. Historically, all my tutors and instructors have been men (with one or two occasional females). As such, I foolishly regarded women as darlings of frivolous moment, at least in matters of art and the science of literature. But ah, how my thoughtless egotism has been wonderfully corrected! In truth, Providence has rebuked me! And again I say, I am a man well rebuked! Who selected my work for consideration? Marialaura, a woman! Who edited my book? Stella, a woman! Who designed my book’s cover? Simone, a woman! Who supervised and overlooked my work’s production? Elisa, a woman! Who is in charge of promoting my work? Ginevra, a woman! Who has arranged my first interview? Valentina, a woman! So why then am I still talking? I am forever indebted to women; and if this publishing experience has taught me anything, it is this, namely: women are competent marvels not to be underrated or despised! Are they not gifted in the arts and competent in parts? Let all men respect our women; they are worth it!
- Are you planning to write more books?
Yes, I am not only planning to write more books, but to write until death steals me away. I write enormously; writing is the muse of my heart. I have many finished books which are not published yet, and hoping that GOD’s Providence will favour me with another break, I intend to publish as many works as may profit the public mind. But you will say, what sort of books do you write? And as for the ones you pretend to have, what fashion of print are they in? Answer: I write in two main modes, namely, (1) Extended writing (the fashion of non-fiction novels); and (2) didactic instructions (the fashion of Solomon’s proverbs). By this medium, I wish to add evangelical value to the public mind. In any case, I wish to elevate humankind from a point of beastly thoughtlessness to a level of rational souls destined for either heaven or hell. So, am I planning to write more books? Yes, writing is my life.
Europe Books thanks the author The Writer once again for taking the time and answering our questions. We are really pleased to have walked alongside him on the editorial path that led to the publication of his book Go and tell your own. We wish him the best of luck for his book and for his future works.
To you, my dear reader, I wish that that this reading will provide you with new food for thought and life perspective that will enable you to live a better life every day!
So, my dear reader, all I have to say is to enjoy this very reflective reading!