A BEGINNERS BIBLE: “Jesus for the Non-Religious”




Just got the title for a brand new book A BEGINNERS BIBLE: “Jesus for the Non-Religious” a minute ago.out of the blue (“prompted/inspired”after a  discussion yesterday with “an atheist”. Better start writing then eh, c

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Hopefully to find “some common  ground with non-believers and making Jesus more understandable and his teachings more relevant to people in today’s uncertain world” based on my own journey of faith.

“Get crackn/weave’n, then craig”…as my dear mom (who was very anti-religion saying it was “mind-control” (and was into Eastern religion, especially Krishnamurthi) often used to say to me



Incidentally mom and I often had very interesting “spiritual conversations” and we found much common ground.

And my dad always had faith in God (a Higher Power, “Something out there”), but only attended  church a few times in his later years, but watched “TV church” on Sundays just before he died. Dad was a bit different to most “churchy types/people” and loved those programmes, which gave him great comfort “finding Jesus outside the walls of a church building”




“You don’t hear many atheists in the life-boats, as my dear dad often said to me


“Pray, but keep rowing”




So not being religiously brought up, that’s a bit of where I’ve come from: my varied background and upbringing… before my deeper spiritual journey  began





Having studied the human mind for much of my life, I truly believe that the teachings of Jesus Christ are perfectly in line with pschological principles.




A dramatic and perhaps controversial (slightly) opening line . That’s a few thoughts to start off and my BIG project this year…

Happy New Year and very best wishes from the First City to see the light each new day

“not so straight and perhaps a bit crooked”c (Jan 1 2016)

Don’t worry about the world ending today.
It’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand
dawn best

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”

Author: craig lock

About the Author Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his life’s savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for "many moons". However, through a rather strange (and unique) set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (now 300 + on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has run a run a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!) at the local Polytechnic. He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet. He has many varied interests and passions and is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season.". True! from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html For Craig’s books see AMAZON at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 ... but rather GO to www.creativekiwis.com ?? When the writer is no more, the value of your purchase will soar." www.johnsphotopics.wordpress.com www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com All proceeds go to the needy and underprivileged… and a charity (most worthy-Bill and I) “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “ “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.” PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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