Steve is seeker of truth. He is always looking at the bigger picture and delving deep into the core of what life means. If engaged in a conversation with Steve, you will always be challenged and perhaps enlightened by his unique and creative view of life and spirituality. His keen intuitive sense may direct you to a new understanding that you were not aware of.
A person who is constantly probing the most difficult questions, Steve’s personal life has spanned a broad spectrum of experience and adventure. Steve has worked in corporate America as a systems analyst and driven a taxi, written a novel, produced his father's play, written a number of short stories, including three with Sherlock Holmes solving a unique mystery.
But it is deeds that put him in his own category—for example, taking responsibility for his parents care for almost ten years so they could remain in their apartment. Steve goes out of his way to help others when he sees they are a victim of injustice. He is not afraid to get involved.
Hisbooks are designed to comfort those who may be suffering or directionless—to find solace, gain wisdom, and receive a new awareness through the wisdom of Scripture, as well as to inspire each of us to have more compassion and integrity.
Steve is a kind and caring person. He is a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He has a strong sense of honesty. He will not tell you what you want to hear, but will tell you what is in his heart. His soul abhors deceit, so he often gets depressed observing the lack of integrity in our culture.
God and Man: Love on the Rocks
“On the Rocks,” was originally a phrase used for ships which ran aground and broke apart. But nothing could be a better metaphor to describe God’s relationship with man — For God created us with love and gave us His heart and soul:
"And God created Man in His Own Likeness;"
"In God’s image created He him; both male and female".
Alas, ever since Cain slew Abel, our relationship with God has been on the rocks. Throughout the Millennia, we have totally failed to act in accordance with His relatively few requirements. At best, we have ignored Him, but mostly mocked, disparaged, and treated Him with disdain. We have abrogated our responsibility, whether as an individual or nation, have engaged non-stop in the worst evil imaginable, causing Him untold suffering.
Is it any wonder then, why God is estranged from us; why there is unrelenting havoc in our lives; why the world is falling apart; why suffering is prevalent at every level? Indeed, with regimes such as North Korea having nuclear capability, there is a very real danger of a nuclear holocaust. No individual, no nation is immune! Isn’t it time we re-evaluated our behavior and altered it—to repair our relationship with God and gain His many blessings?
But to understand how, we need to know something about God, something about ourselves, something about religion, and something about history.
This book provides that understanding: It covers Scripture and science, God and His attributes, and Man—including his Free Will, Soul, Body and Mind. It addresses Good and Evil, the nature of each, and the role Satan plays in our lives. It reviews six major religions, and shows that at their core they are virtually identical. We will learn that God desires very little of us—regardless of our culture, religion, or ethnicity. In simple terms, He wants us to be righteous, do justice, and love compassion. He also longs for a relationship with man, and we will document not only multiple examples of Divine Providence, but how to engage God real-time! For while God may be ineffable, He is not unreachable!
Rather, He wants to do our Will, and only wishes to shower us with blessings—provided we deserve them. Finally, you will discover that one person—you—can save the world!
A Guide to the Psalms of David
Although typically thought of as hymns of praise, the Psalms of David are so much more. They are invoked to comfort and instruct; to lament and inspire; to bless, and petition for help. They praise, plead, instruct, reflect, recount, and chastise. In tone, they span the gamut of human emotions from ecstasy to despair, indignation to remorse, grief to relief, fear to awe, and rage to love. In metaphors and poetry unsurpassed, they talk about the rewards of righteousness, the pitfalls of evil,and the grandeur of the universe They will comfort, encourage, and guide you— help you appeal to a Higher Power regardless of your situation in life.
In short, the psalms address universal themes in wonderful poetic fashion; compositions that we all need at one time or another; when overwhelmed or remorseful, when grief-stricken or enraged, in times of despair or times of joy; whether in a formal prayer service, or individually, as part of our own special relationship with God. Yet, for lack of a road map, they are tragically under-utilized; a fabulously rich gold mine, their ore has not been extracted for lack of tools.
"A Guide to the Psalms of David" rectifies that major shortcoming and makes the psalms accessible to the English-speaking public—of all races, religions, and creeds—who can benefit from their wisdom and guidance. Its unique index, classifying all 150 psalms within four major categories, will enable you to easily find the right psalm at the time you need it most. Additionally, a special chapter is devoted to specific psalms to recite for twenty common life situations, such as seeking employment, seeking a mate, for a barren couple, during a divorce breakup, and before surgery or a serious illness.
Finally, the modern English translation makes them accessible to anyone who may be suffering or directionless—to find solace, gain wisdom, and receive a new awareness.
God is Good
Billions of people all over the world believe in a Being known in the English world as God. It seems fair to say the overwhelming majority do so on faith. What is understandably more difficult to prove is that God is righteous; that God is good; that God is not an evil being in the sky who loves to watch mankind suffer. This relates to the age-old question: why does it appear the righteous suffer while the wicked thrive.
The major purpose of this book, therefore, is to provide tangible evidence that God is, in fact, righteous; that God is, in fact,: gracious; that God is, in fact, good. It is hoped that, you, the reader, by the overwhelming weight of the evidence, will agree with our thesis and as a result gain a measure of comfort, direction and peace of mind in these extremely troubled times.
Through an analysis of the Old Testament, compiling each and every time an individual or a group of people prayed to God, we will discover that God said “yes” 90 percent of the time—under all circumstances, all conditions, over centuries of being ignored, abused, disparaged, and forsaken! Can we conclude, therefore, anything other than God is gracious, benevolent, kind, or, as the title states, “God is Good!”
In the pages that follow, we will take you though a 3000 year mini-tour of the world, from creation as recorded in the Old Testament until about 450 B.C,. We will describe the background and context of each prayer, request, entreaty or plea, and indicate whether God’s response was “yes” or “no.” Please join me on this incredible journey—a biography, if you will, of God. I believe you will get to know Him a lot better than you could ever have imagined! And, at the end of the journey, you will feel a bit closer to Him; have a bit more empathy for Him; and an understanding of what He must be going through!