Muchas felicidades a mi hermano. Su libro es publicado. Muy bien hecho!
A great mate of mine, Kate, told me of her friend who had ‘backed herself” – invested in writer’s courses and no doubt put in plenty of hard work, time and effort to achieve the completion and publication of her first novel. I loved that phrase – back yourself!
My brother, Alexander Johnston or Al as we all call him – also backed himself and with dedication and much support created his work – Pearls of Prophecy (2019) Clark and Mackay, Brisbane. My memory of his journey with God’s word was not in the sporadic Christmas, Easter and must do sacraments of the Catholic church we encountered growing up – but rather the early days of the Spanish Church meetings held in a tiny wooden church in Fairfield, a southern suburb of Brisbane.
My father fractured from Catholicism according to my mother when a priest in Glasgow thundered at the congregation of poverty stricken Glasweigiens that their pennies were not enough. As Gerry told it – my father stood up and walked out. Al’s connection with religion and his independent selection of pathway to God was a choice made in adulthood – his own way.
Al’s dedication, rigorous study and his courage to believe in his vision for Pearls of Prophecy is now an achievement to be acknowledged and celebrated. This book is a study of great biblical prophesies from the books of Micah, Amos, Joel and others. His goal was to search for the deeper meanings, the hidden pearls, in God’s precious Word. “I pray this book will bless and encourage every reader and fuel a desire to seek the deeper meanings in God’s precious Word,” Johnston (2019).
Congratulations my brother – you did it! I applaud and admire your commitment to your goals and vision.
Que dios te acompañé bendiciones y amor – tu hermana!