Love and Goodness
Sharing God's Gifts with Others
by Michael L. Nelson
NEW BOOK: Love and Goodness COMING SOON!
Since retiring, I've had the opportunity to write three books—Good Choices Good Life, Living by Choice, and Life and Choices. As I thought my way through the development of these books, God’s potential role in our lives, and in our choices, popped up many times. As a result, I devoted some of my previous writings to this thinking and to my beliefs about God’s role and influence in our lives.
Recently, I decided to “round up" my thinking about God’s presence in our lives and devote a new book to my explanation of “where God is” and the role I believe our choices play in allowing God to provide guidance and direction in our lives. I’m certainly not trying to establish myself as an authority on what is the most important presence in our lives. Instead, I want to share the understanding I’ve gained from my thinking and writing about how God works in our lives in hopes that it will help you and others as it has helped me.
My basic belief, which is addressed in more detail in the new book, is this…God’s spirit, the Spirit of Goodness if you will, is present in each and every one of us regardless of our past life or current circumstances. It’s not something that we had to ask for or something we had to earn, Instead, through God’s love and goodness, it became a part of us from our life's very beginning. In other words, God is with you and me right now…no matter what.
If you and I are willing to listen to God’s spirit within us and make the choices that allow us to follow the guidance that the Spirit of Goodness provides, we create a partnership with God that allows our life to have greater meaning, not only to us, but to those around us as well.
The chapters in the new book include:
1. INTRODUCTION: I've Been Thinking
2. BELIEVING, AND DOING TOO
3. MY BELIEF IN GOD
4. THE SPIRIT OF GOODNESS
5. AFFIRMING YOUR BELIEFS
6. DOES IT MATTER WHAT YOU BELIEVE?
7. LIFE AND CHOICES
8. ROAD TESTING THE POWER OF PERSONAL CHOICE
9. HATE VS. GOODNESS
10. UNDERSTANDING WHY WE ARE HERE
11. ACTIVATING THE GOODNESS IN YOUR LIFE
12. YOUR THOUGHTS - YOUR WORDS - YOUR DEEDS
13. LITTLE THINGS COUNT
14. LABEL LESS AND LOVE MORE
15. HERE I AM LORD, SEND ME
16. EXAMPLES - Love and Goodness
This new book should be available in approximately 60 days. If you would like for us to let you know when it is released, send me a note at the email address below.
Michael L. Nelson
Founder, The Good Choice Education Center