OUT OF THE DARKNESS - my personal testimony of my life before coming to Jesus Christ. Michael D'Aigle a.k.a./fool4christ
My journey from the darkness - from the depths of sin to the marvelous light of Jesus Christ. This is my testimony of a broken young man tossed out of his home. Hitch-hiking across America, panhandling,stealing doing whatever to survive. Then later touring the U.S. with Dick Wagner and The Frost, where I was exposed to the dark side of the secular music world. Drugs, sex, rock and roll were all I lived for - then disillusioned and desperate for answers to the emptiness inside; I became involved with Scientology as a staff member working in Detroit, Michigan.
Realizing later that I was trapped in a religious cult that had me under their control - I began to cry out to God to help me escape from Scientology. God heard my prayers, and not only rescued me out of Scientology, but delivered me completely out of the world of lawlessness and rebellion that was all I had known. God didn't change the world around me - He changed me.
*Note - This is my 2nd book, and actually took me longer to write than my first book because I was so emotionally affected by the memories as I was writing ... I'm not sure what God will inspire me to write about next? I'm in the process of seeking God for direction on that. Writing is for me pure joy; but the editing and formatting that is required before it can be published is not so fun, and admittedly not my strong suit. That being said, it is always great to know that you have "finished" something you began. My goal is always to cross the finish line whatever project or endeavor I happen to be working on. My three favorite words in the Bible are: It is finished.
My favorite Author spoke those words as He hung on the cross! This is a book that will not shock you, but it will allow you to see into the dark world of the culture we all live in; though it is clearly much "darker" now than when I was living out in the world without Jesus as my Savior and Lord. My prayer in sharing my testimony is simple: God I pray that all who read this book, my personal testimony will be drawn closer to you Father - and to Your son - Jesus Christ. amen.
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PEARLS of WISDOM, a collection of short stories/poetry/modern day parables, and more - represents over 10 years of study, reflection, and persistent effort; all with one goal in mind: FINISH THE HEAVENLY ASSIGNMENT GIVEN TO ME BY JESUS CHRIST. I knew God wanted me to release these stories and other things, but as a songwriter used to writing songs I had no idea how arduous a task this was going to be. Writing the stories and creating works that are interesting and captivating is one thing, but understanding how to get it published and into the public square - now that was for me the most difficult and cumbersome part of the journey from my head to my hand, and finally to the printed page... hmm, and of course now to the ever popular ebook/Kindle format as well. If I can do it, I'm absolutely certain that you, and others who love to write can do it. That is why we are here for you, to help you get your words, your ideas, and your creative works into peoples hands...
LIGHT IN THE DARK publishing - was borne out of my personal investment of time and my own experience as an aspiring author who knew little about the business side of being a "published author". Although I have been a songwriter since my early teens, and have written well over 500 songs to date, and was signed by SESAC in 1986; I knew very little about the world of writing as an author of poetry, short stories, novels and other more serious works of literature. After researching the business side of being a published author for more than 3 years; I finally realized with God's help and intervention - that I could realize my dream of being a published author with almost no "upfront money", and without the backing of a mainstream publishing company...
God opened my eyes and understanding to see that it is possible for anyone to publish a book if they simply know how to go about doing that. That may sound simple enough, but many individuals have amazing ideas for a novel or other written work that never sees the light of day. Only God knows how many great unpublished works have died in a folder or in desk drawer; only because the authors of these works gave up on their dream of being published. Why? Because until recently, you had to know someone on the inside of a major publishing house, or have a considerable amount of money to let someone "help" you get published; and this can be thousands of dollars for just a few books that often sit in one's garage or basement... that has all changed with the birth of the internet, and now you and me, and millions of other aspiring writers can reach millions of readers worldwide; and for next to nothing in terms of upfront money. This is by far the best time in the history of man, to be a writer - don't believe me. I'm proof of that. With almost no money, and without knowing anyone on the inside of the publishing industry, I've managed to publish my first book(I'm now working on two more as I write this); and was able to release it in both print and in the popular Kindle format - and again, all for next to nothing. If I can do it, you and others can to.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR CHRISTIAN AUTHORS: If you are a Christian who loves to write, and have a book or unpublished works that you do not want to die in a folder or on a shelf - we may be able to help. We can't give you a contract, that's not what we're about - and we aren't going to buy the "rights" to your book or unpublished work; but we can help you finish what you've started, and assist you in editing your final manuscript for print/Kindle/ebooks. And, in additiion we may be able to advise you on how to publish and market your' works with little money at all! Don't contact us if you are looking for us to promise you anything other than our commitment to excellence, and our desire to partner with you in prayer as a partner in creating something that will bring glory and honor to God... We may not make a penny assisting you, and/or advising you on how to go forward with your ideas for a book or other literature; but we didn't begin this ministry with the goal of making money or becoming rich - at least not in terms of money. If you're not sure of how to get your book/idea into reality - you may want to contact us about making your' dream of being a published author come true. I know, because if I can do it - anyone can.
To purchase my book/Pearls of Wisdom simply hit the link and it will take you to my book page on Amazon. It's available in print and Kindle. Let me know if you enjoyed it, and send me your ideas for a story or poem for Volume 2, which should be out sometime before the end of this year.
Blessings to all who pass this way/michael/fool4CHRIST