Last week’s extremely troublesome shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, where police said James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, opened fire at the GOP baseball practice the morning of June 15th, resulted in five people being shot. Two Capital police were wounded along with Congressman Steve Scalise who is still critically injured. Police returned fire, later reporting that Hodkinson was fatally shot.
“This horrific event,” states Pamela Christian, author of the award-winning Faith to Live By series, “is evidence of many years of widespread pent-up anger raging in our society.” Christian continued, “James Hodgkinson is just one example of the hundreds of thousand people who are angry to the point of violent action. The increased civil unrest has been building for decades and now has reached the tipping point as seen in angry and militant protests, and lawless behaviors.”
Recognizing this trend in society and the increasing deception that’s being perpetrated on Americans, Christian was driven to help people find the solution — to find truth. “After reading an article by ABC News entitled American’s Surprisingly Flexible about Religion [Dan Harris, Dec. 10, 2009], I was outraged! I expected the article to read that Americans are accepting of people of different religious beliefs. Instead I learned influential men and women are exchanging the truth for lies, basing their life upon the lies, and encouraging others to do likewise. A society that is based on lies is doomed.”
As a conference speaker for over twenty years, Christian often asks her audiences, “Who in this room wants to live your life on the basis of a lie?” She reports no one ever raises their hand to that question, then stated “No one wants to be lied to, not even a habitual liar! It’s understandable that Americans would be livid learning of the extreme deception and corruption in leadership, and not just governmental leadership. But the solution is not violence, it is truth.”
In response to the article, Christian set out to write what she thought would be one book, but which has turned out to be three so far, under the series title Faith to Live By. The first book (2013; rev. 2015) is Examine Your Faith! Finding Truth in World of Lies. The second (2014; rev 2015) is Renew Your Hope! Remedy for Personal Breakthroughs. Both books from Protocol Ltd. publisher have won multiple awards.
Quoting from the newest title in the series Revive Your Life! Rest for Your Anxious Heart (Protocol, Ltd. released May 15, 2015): “People everywhere are searching for meaning and purpose in life and to become part of a movement that will bring much-needed reform. But where do we start? History reveals when God is the focus of a people, their nation flourishes. We must start with a reconsideration of God. The restlessness in our hearts is evidence that God, whom we’ve pushed out of society and deemed irrelevant, is the Reformer we need.”
Endorsers for Christians three books series is impressive and include, Josh McDowell, Dr. Craig Hazen, Dr. Charles H. Kraft, Bill Johnson, Dr. Richard Land and Dr. James W. Goll. Judging by the excellent reviews posted for the first two books, it seems this third is destined to be very well received.
“I am taking action to help overcome the lies and corruption we’ve been subject to in the spirit of Edward Bulwer-Lytton who said, “’The pen is mightier than the sword.’ Guns and explosives have been replaced the sword, while print and the Internet have replaced the pen, but the truth still remains. Violence is not defeated with more violence, rather defeat comes by rational thought and civilized response based on truth. I’m inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who said, ‘And when we truly believe in the sacredness of human personality, we won’t exploit people, we won’t trample over people with the iron feet of oppression, we won’t kill anybody.’”
Pamela Christian is an author, speaker and media personality, hosting both radio and television. Pamela Christian Ministries was founded in 1997. More can be learned about her and the full scope of her ministry work at www.pamelachristianministries.