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The Promise, or The Pros and Cons of Talking With God Paperback – July 5, 2014
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Sean Paul Murphy shares an interesting story of his life from hearing God s messages, apparent promises, and directions to facing his own human death. In his memoir, The Promise, or The Pros and Cons of Talking With God: A story of first faith and first love and how the two became almost fatally intertwined, Murphy explores his personal experiences. He writes of having a strong Christian faith and being a believer and a sinner, but he also shares that just because he can hear God s voice doesn t make him more religious or more highly valued by God. Murphy does share some strong opinions surrounding his religious beliefs however. Mind you, as he says himself about a third of the way through the book there is a gray area we create for ourselves between His sovereignty and our own free will. The Promise, or The Pros and Cons of Talking With God was penned because, according to Sean Paul Murphy, God told him to write about his personal experiences of living in that gray area. It is a well-written book that shares exactly that. You, the reader, are given the premise of this memoir from early on and are not likely to be disappointed as you page through Murphy s spiritual journey. At times you might think he is a little bit crazy or needs psychological help, but he is very clear that he is not concerned about that. Instead, his point was to be open and honest in his sharing. Within this memoir amongst Murphy s journey, amidst his struggles and realizations and conversations with his sovereign deity, you can discover powerful inspiration for your own life no matter your spiritual beliefs or lack there of. --Red City Review
About the Author
Sean Paul Murphy is an award-winning screenwriter with fourteen produced feature film credits including the faith-based favorites Hidden Secrets, Sarah's Choice, and The Encounter. Sean lives in Baltimore, Maryland. He is happily married with three step-daughters, and he can be found every Sunday morning playing guitar at his church.
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Top Customer Reviews
While the author is straightforward about his Christian beliefs, he is not preachy. Instead, his charming, quirky storytelling encourages the reader to consider his or her own belief system and personal relationship with God. Also unique to the genre is that Murphy doesn't claim to have all the answers. He examines his own actions, the consequences, and his inner spiritual journey from many angles, demonstrating a thoughtful consideration of the role of God and His will in his life.
Woven throughout the book are the ongoing stories of growing up in Baltimore as part of a large family, establishing a career in advertising and screenwriting, and navigating the choppy waters of first love. And just as you would when finishing a good fiction novel, you will feel like you're saying goodbye to a friend as you read the final pages.
In the spirit of advertising--one of Murphy's careers--I'd say "Try it! You'll like it!"
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