To introduce you to my book, Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, I am pleased to present excerpts from all nineteen chapters.
But first, a bonus excerpt. In the book, I’ve included a personal story at the end of every chapter that offers an example of how to apply the wisdom contained in that particular chapter. So let’s begin with one of those stories.
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: SEE EVERY MOMENT AS A GIFT
“LIVING THE LESSON” STORY
At thirty-four, I was unemployed with a wife and twelve-year-old daughter to support. I didn’t have highly marketable skills and was feeling more desperate by the day. Two months after I lost my job, my tax guy told me I needed to make a $2,500 payment to the IRS in thirty days. I was already heavily in debt and had no idea how I was going to pay that month’s rent, much less the looming IRS bill. I had to repeatedly remind myself to keep breathing.
A few weeks later, my dad asked me to meet him for lunch. We lived seventy miles apart so we met at a Wendy’s in Monticello, a town halfway in between. We sat down and, without question, without judgment, he handed me a check for $2,500. I was stunned. I knew he couldn’t afford to give me so much. As I sat there, blinking back tears, he told me he believed in me and that he loved me. It was the most unexpected, generous, and loving gift I had ever received, and it deepened the already strong bond between us.
Fast-forward nearly six years. I asked my dad to meet me at the Wendy’s in Monticello at three o’clock. He hadn’t a clue why. We sat down, and I thanked him again for that day and told him how much his loving gesture had meant to me. Then I handed him a check for $2,500. It was his turn to be stunned. He tried to thank me but was too overcome with emotion, so much so that he lowered his head to the table and began sobbing. Tenderly, I leaned over and kissed the top of his head. The gift of that moment remains one of the highlights of my life.
I am now grateful for those dark days of no job and no money. Enduring such a stressful period, with fear gnawing at the pit of my stomach for days on end, was a small price to pay for such beautiful moments of love, grace, and redemption. My dad is gone now, but the memories of those lunches at Wendy’s continue to nourish me and feed my soul. Even if I were in debt the rest of my life, I’d still consider myself the richest man on earth.
And now, on to the chapter excerpts!
(Please note that the size of the type is much larger in the book!)
CHAPTER ONE: RETHINK YOUR WORLDVIEW
CHAPTER TWO: YOU ARE NOT SEPARATE FROM GOD
CHAPTER THREE: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND YOU ARE LOVED
CHAPTER FOUR: YOUR CHOICE IS LOVE OR FEAR
CHAPTER FIVE: FOLLOW YOUR GUIDANCE
CHAPTER SIX: FOCUS ON BEING, NOT DOING
CHAPTER SEVEN: EXTERNAL SECURITY IS AN ILLUSION
CHAPTER EIGHT: LIVE WITH INTEGRITY
CHAPTER NINE: PURSUE YOUR RIGHT LIVELIHOOD
CHAPTER TEN: FULFILL YOUR DESTINY
CHAPTER ELEVEN: YOUR MIND IS A MAGNET
CHAPTER TWELVE: ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: SEE EVERY MOMENT AS A GIFT
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: DETACH FROM OUTCOMES
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: WELCOME ADVERSITY
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: TRANSCEND YOUR SUFFERING
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: FIND FREEDOM THROUGH FORGIVENESS
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: BEHOLD YOUR BELOVED
CHAPTER NINETEEN: PRACTICE AFFIRMATIONS
• an overview of the book
• the complete table of contents
• the Foreword by Caroline Myss
• my Introduction
• chapter excerpts
• a sample end-of-chapter story
• endorsements from authors and thought leaders
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ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?
Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier
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Through God’s Eyes won first place in the “Spirituality and Inspirational” category at the San Diego Book Awards on June 22, 2013.
Here is a two-minute video introduction to Through God’s Eyes.
Phil’s eBook, The Logic of Living a Spiritual Life: Supporting a Life of Faith Through Logic and Reason, is now available for 99 cents on Amazon.
Order it at GodIsLogical.com.
In this eBook, you’ll find answers to questions like:
• What is the cornerstone of a spiritual life, and why?
• What is the secret to liberating yourself from other people’s judgments and expectations?
• Why is there an exception to “Everything happens for a reason”?
Those who worship logic instead of God are only half right. Not only is it logical to believe in God and to live a faith-based life, the existence of a loving, benevolent God that governs all creation is perhaps the only systematic worldview that explains every aspect of life.
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Phil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.