? EPISODE 1, THE HOUSE OF JEZEBEL BOOK PODCAST ?
The idea for the book, The House of Jezebel: Fulfilling Destiny in Spite of Your Upbringing, was implanted in my heart in early 2004 but the process began much earlier. In my first book-focused podcast entitled Writing Ain’t Easy…, I shared why The House of Jezebel can no longer be deemed as a Christian themed book. Although I was raised in the Southern Baptist faith – attending Sunday School, singing in the choir, and participating in Vacation Bible School, all of that was more out of obligation. Even in college, I tried to strengthen my faith by engaging in various tasks at church from volunteer work to ministerial training, but none of that made a deep enough impact. I still didn’t feel like I was “getting it” and I wondered if this was all there was to “serving God”.
Over the past 17 years, I have underwent a *MAJOR* spiritual awakening resulting in several “dark night of the soul” processes – one right after another. One of the earliest ones was back in 2000 at the lost of my mother and most recent – around 2012 – another “dark night” experience involving a male Jezebel. This doesn’t even include the paranormal and abusive issues experience in my earliest memories of life. Needless to say, ~ALL~ of this ultimately forced me to a point in my life where I needed to reexamine my own beliefs about everything – myself, my purpose, and even my faith. The writing of The House of Jezebel came to a screeching halt. I had to start from scratch – once again – reassess everything.
A spiritual awakening is almost always precipitated by a severe emotional or spiritual crisis; it oftentimes organically grows out of unresolved childhood – that was certainly true in my case. In a fully-flowered spiritual emergence, you magically discover how to transmute these symptoms and wounds into the blessings that they are. ~Paul Levy
Please tune into my first episode for the #THOJBOOK Book Podcast, where I share a little about my spiritual awakenings, along with signs for knowing if you are undergoing such a process and a sample reading of the back cover. I hope you enjoy this first episode and feel free to share your positive comments or for more private decisions, join our Reader’s PowWow Forum or send us a message through our online form all located at http://www.thehouseofjezebel.com. Namaste!
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