By Joe LaGuardia
Books are labors of love. It doesn’t matter if a book is a novel, memoir, fiction or non-fiction, or–in this case–a collection of essays, books take years to put together, edit, tweak, rewrite, love, and hate. It was well over four years ago I began this one, my forthcoming book containing essays on the Bible and the Old (First) Testament. I am happy to announce that, in less than a month, I will be releasing, A Whispering Call: Essays on Sacred Scripture and the First Testament.
Here is the caption on the back:
A Whispering Call, Joseph V. LaGuardia’s second anthology of essays on Sacred Scripture, is sure to encourage, challenge, and inspire readers along the journey of faith.
A Whispering Call explores the treasure of God’s unfolding drama of redemption from the earliest pages of Genesis to the Advent of Jesus the Christ.
It places readers in the shoes of biblical heroes and villains. It brings biblical principles to life. It affirms God’s mission in the world and calls us to participate in that mission as a holy people.
LaGuardia crafts each essay with careful attention to biblical research and cultural insights both ancient and contemporary. Read them for personal or group discipleship, incorporate them in the classroom, or mine them for devotional use. By way of scripture and study, you might hear God’s whisper in your life too!
There you have it. I hope that the book will be released in the first week of August, just in time for the school year and a revival we are planning at First Baptist Church. It will be available to order in paperback or Kindle, and details will follow. Keep me in your prayers, the editing process is about as fun as going to the dentist. No offense to my dentist.
Blessings, Rev. Dr. Joe LaGuardia