About the Book
Coo’ee - you are being signalled from afar and being called! The world is in crises today. Mankind is desperate - whom to turn to, who to trust? It is transparently clear that the world leaders are at loggerheads and seem more interested in disagreeing than in agreeing with each other! Local, county and national agreements are also rare sights. The flock is shepherdless and groping in the dark and are in danger of falling into a deep, smooth-walled well. We have looked to man for guidance and leadership. We thought that if our organizations became bigger, the pool of wisdom would be enlarged and that fair, sane and healthy solutions would ensue. They didn’t. Bigger organizations resulted in stalemate games where vetos were used to obstruct and to protect interests. These blocs seem to creep forward at a glacial pace whilst the world’s problems are sprinting ahead and out of control. It’s about time we gave God a chance! He is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. I am not talking about a regional or national god/s based on divisive religion - but the One God that is encounted within by the individual! He is the Answer. He is coo’eeing us to tune-in and listen to what He has to say - our survival and our planet depends on it! 2 CHRONICLES 7:14 (Old Testament - the Holy Bible) “IF my people, who are called by my name, will HUMBLE themselves and PRAY and SEEK my face and TURN FROM from their wicked ways, THEN will I HEAR from heaven and will FORGIVE their sin and HEAL their land.”
About the Author
I was born in Kimberley, South Africa - the city of diamonds and a pale blue sky that stretches beyond heaven and gets so hot that it is capable or melting the earth's core! It was an especially magical place in the 1970's.
My mother was a non-practising Roman Catholic. My dad turned to the Anglican Church when he was diagnosed with cancer. He died aged 38. Fr. Barnes became his friend and they discussed God whilst drinking beer! I clearly remember liking Fr. Barnes. We weren't a religious family but pictures of Jesus as a young boy hung on the walls in the various bedrooms. At the age of about ten, I remember having a spectacular dream of Jesus and His sacred, exposed heart! I think it may have been triggered by the catechism classes I was attending.
I attended a Christian Youth Camp and the late age of 20! It was something to do and I was determined to be sent home in disgrace as quickly as possible. That didn't happen - much to my chagrin, but, didn't I go and have a wonderful, spiritual experience instead..... Without warning, I suddenly felt a heavy weight being lifted from my shoulders and then a wave of delicious peace descending on and within me. I felt purer than snow and cleaner and sparking clean. I was dumbstruck! (Out of character for me..) I didn't understand what had happened, but, I liked it. It was the start of my journey Home.
I have stumbled, wandered off the path, returned to the path but I have never forgotten that day at Harrisdale on the banks of the Vaal river outside Kimberley. Something definitely happened to me that day! Despite everything (and, God knows how far and how often I have fallen) I know God is with me and will never leave nor forsake me. I don't have the courage or strength to cope with life without Him. Ond day I will hear His voice calling; "Coo'ee Eileen - it's time to go Home!"