I apologize for the tardiness of this post, but I’ve been finishing my next book and visiting Santa Barbara to form a new friendship. Jack Canfield needs no introduction! His Chicken Soup for the Soul series has sold many millions of books, and Jack in person is engaging and delightful. Here is a video of our interview.
The Fun of Growing Forever is about to go to its first test-readers. It is scheduled for release in the fall. I have known about this book for six years, but it was only in recent months that I first realized what it was meant to be about. My original title for The Fun of Dying was actually Dying for Idiots, since my first choice – Dying for Dummies – would have been a copyright infringement. But I woke up one morning in the spring of 2010 with three titles in my mind: The Fun of Dying, The Fun of Staying in Touch, and The Fun of Growing Forever. I also woke up knowing that the third book was not supposed to come out until 2017, although I didn’t know why it would be so long delayed. I assumed it was going to be just an update of The Fun of Dying with more afterlife details, since my guides had never shared with me the fact that Liberating Jesus was on the way!
This is what can happen when you give your life to God, as I did a year before I got these titles. Our guides are God’s minions. When we invite God to use our lives, sometimes our guides will do just that! We spend time with them while our bodies sleep, but usually we don’t recall what transpires; my remembering those book-titles was an exception, since The Fun of Dying was about to go to press and they wanted its title to be right.
I understand now that none of what I have done in the past seven years has been my own doing. My guides have co-written all my books, with Thomas leading on the nonfiction side and an intense and highly imaginative guide named Marvina primarily doing my fiction. When people ask me how I can write so many books so fast, I remind them I am just the scribe!
The Fun of Growing Forever lays out the simplest ways to apply the Gospel teachings of Jesus to our daily lives so we can achieve rapid spiritual growth. Christians believe that the death of Jesus has redeemed them from God’s punishment for their sins, so they consider the Gospels to be just aspirational. I have never met a Christian who takes them as seriously as Jesus means them to be taken. And of course, our study of afterlife communications has revealed that God never judges us, that all punishment is by ourselves alone, and that the death of Jesus on the cross has never redeemed anyone from anything. So now we realize that the life of Jesus must have had a different purpose.
It turns out that Jesus tells us in the Gospels exactly why He came to earth. Jesus was, quite literally, God embodied, come to tell us what really is going on and how to turn what was then a civilization built on fear and pain into a heaven on earth. Part of His lesson was that we don’t die, which was why He went through a public death and resurrection; but then, of course, the fear-filled age that He was attempting to enlighten soon packaged the Gospel teachings in their own ideas. As a result, there are now more than forty thousand Christian denominations, and the civilization that two thousand years ago was a small morass of fear and pain has become a worldwide swamp of suffering. Humankind has made not one iota of progress in Christianity’s entire history. So apparently another attempt is being made now, before it really is too late. Unless we can manage to get a clue this time, they tell us that the earth and its inhabitants are on a path to disaster.
But fortunately, the Gospel teachings that Jesus brought two thousand years ago really work! What a pity it is that so few people in all that time have actually read the Gospels. It turns out that the Gospel teachings that are the true meaning and message of Jesus are an integrated system. When properly applied, they work so well that they seem to be able to help almost anyone to make this his last earth-incarnation. And they work so quickly that we can have success with them at any age!
The Fun of Growing Forever is a course in transformation using only the events of our daily lives. These teachings are easy! They are liberating and empowering. And they make you so happy! What more can I say? Only this: if enough of us will at last apply the teachings of Jesus to our lives, within two hundred years our descendants will be born into a literal heaven on earth.
We were given the truth two thousand years ago. Jesus has patiently waited while we have ignored His teachings and tried everything else. Now it’s His turn. This time we will get it right.