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An Ever-Present Faith

An Ever-Present Faith

Navigating the Challenges of Our Time

by J. Douglas Childers

About The Book

I contend that any society's peace is measured by its people's capacity to maintain an eternal level of spirituality to promote morality. The biblical words from the Bible's introductory story of Genesis seem to make this point through these words: “Then the Lord said to Cain, 'why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it (Genesis 4:6). 

While this comment isn't intended to imply a mandatory presence of common religion. I believe it suggests a place for spirituality within the purview of humans to assist in shaping the action and growth of humanity to the degree that we live in a condition of peace and practical and placatory development as we interact with others. The dawn of the twenty-first century presented more than exciting innovations in America. It also brought aggressive attacks on the lives of innocent people. But we are created Imago Dei in God's image, and our purpose should be to live out our faith as people of love in harmony with one another. This book seeks to inspire hope and renew a sense of inspiration in people who have been victims of the ugly side of humanity caused by mass shootings and political division.

Publication date October 17,2022
Language English
ISBN (Paperback)
979-8-88622-653-9 (E-BOOK)
Genre Nonfiction, Religion/Spirituality/New Age
Pages 138
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)

About The Author

The Reverend James Douglas Childers is a retired ordained United Methodist Minister. He served Churches of the North Georgia Conference and was retired in 2016. Reverend Childers served on a variety of Boards and Commissions for both the church and secular community during his career. Reverend Childers was born and raised in Gainesville, Georgia and received his early education at Fair Street Elementary School and E. E. Butler High School. He received an Associate of Arts Degree from Gainesville College, Bachelor of Science from Brenau College, Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, was bestowed an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from the American Bible University and is a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry Degree at Columbia Theological Seminary.

Reverend Childers is a veteran of the United States Army and served with the 2/12 Infantry, 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam. For military valor, he was awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Service Medal W/2 Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign

Medal W/Device (1960), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross W/Palm Unit Citation Badge, Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal, and First-Class Unit Citation Badge.

He is the author of Rivers of Living Water: Sermons That Strengthen the Soul, Black Star in The Dead Zone: A Bass Reeves Adventure and Enigma: Strange Short Stories. He lives in Smyrna, Georgia.


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