Mary is an MD that was finishing her residency in Paediatrics and Internal Medicine in Los Angeles when I took this photo. She is an Egyptian Copt. Mary cooks the best red lentil soup and Indian chicken curry. She loves working with babies, and wants a man who will just “appreciate” her. A bit finicky and whiny, but a good friend of mine. I like and respect her. One of the wives of Mohammed, the prophet of Islam, was a slave girl named Mary. She was a Copt as well. Many women’s entire life’s focus is on finding a man who will “complete” them. It is the wrong quest and it creates a burden on men because men are truly seekers of God, and that is the only true quest in life. The woman demands man’s entire attention, but after the hormones calm down, man returns to his quest for God and woman becomes angry… that is when she should also turn to the only true quest in life, then the relationship will find peace again… Of course, some men’s hormones never calm down, and you get those sad cases of older men who cheat on their wives or who unfortunately become dirty old peeping Toms.
Today we talk about For love of the sacred awe, a book by Rami Elias Kremesti published with our publishing house Europe Books.
Europe Books had the pleasure of interviewing the author Rami Elias Kremesti to get to know him better and where he found the inspiration to write his book For love of the sacred awe, as well the message he wants to send out to his readers.
Below you can find our interview. Take a seat and enjoy your reading!!!
- Where did you find the inspiration to write this book?
I have been taking photos for over 25 years. However, I decided to compile the photos into a book during the COVID-19 Pandemic to help people think about beautiful things, to lift them up. Mohammad Iqbal, the Pakistani national poet says, until you start to see beauty around you, you are still a slave… A person who sees the world through the lens of materialism has a very limited world view… I know from experience… I used to be a suffering slave, now I am free…
- What message did you want to send out to your audience?
The message is simple: there is a Loving Creator out there, and everything He has created is Beautiful, we just need to learn how to lift our souls to see that.
- How did you choose the title of your book?
I was inspired by the book Zorba The Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis. Zorba is a character who represents a “Homo Natura” as Nietzsche puts it. Zorba sees everything like a child, with pure, unadulterated eyes. If we see the world with the eyes of an innocent child, then we experience the Sacred Awe…
- How was your publishing experience?
Great. I love Europe Books. They have taken a gamble on me and I deeply appreciate that. I am very proud of my second book which looks great and feels great.
- Are you already working on a new writing project, you can tell us about?
Yes. I am completing my third book titled “MegaloPsychia: The Other Cheek of Judaism” which is about the accomplishments of the Jewish people throughout history. It is a sequel to my first book The Other Cheek of Islam. With this book I come full circle. I am also trying to fight anti-semitism which is something I grew up with in war torn Lebanon.
Europe Books thanks the author Rami Elias Kremesti 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 For love of the sacred awe. We wish him the best of luck for his book and for his future works.
To you, my dear reader, I wish you that you could get the best out of reading this book, while admiring the photographs which describe and accompany the author’s writing, and to find useful food for thoughts to apply into your everyday life!
So, my dear reader, all I have to say is to enjoy this “photographic” reading!