Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The Moses Conspiracy

The Genesis of a Book
By Susan J. Reinhardt

Every book begins with inspiration, and The Moses Conspiracy was no exception. I still marvel at how I went from writing non-fiction to fiction. It all started on a trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania...
The town square with its old buildings, the Christmas tree lit with thousands of colorful bulbs, and traffic buzzing around the circle captivated me. In the midst of the frenetic activity, an echo reached my ears. I strained to hear the fading words, but could not distinguish them from the noise. The voices of the forefathers were disappearing from our land and from our national psyche.

I wanted to weep as I shared what I'd heard with my husband. The experience stayed with me but defied all efforts to put it in written form. We prayed, and asked God to show me what He desired me to do with this knowledge sown into my heart.

Eight months later, we were discussing the Gettysburg experience when my husband declared, "That's it! That's your book, and you'll write it in 4 months and call it Ghosts of the Past." I thought he was crazy but soon caught the vision.

After 4 months, I had a 55,000-word manuscript. The name changed a couple of times, but the heart of the message never wavered. The journey to publication took 8 years with a 2-year hiatus during my husband's losing battle with leukemia.

Whenever I look at the book, memories flood my soul. It's dedicated to my beloved husband. Without his prayers and insight, The Moses Conspiracy would be a mere flicker of an idea.

Don't allow discouragement, problems, or the opinions of others derail your publishing dreams. Hold onto the vision God gave you and move forward.

To God be the glory, forever and ever, Amen.

Other books by Susan Reinhardt:

Both of these books feature the characters from The Moses Conspiracy

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Melanie Backus said...

Our government wants to remove God from everything but why don't they see, that is the trouble. To remove prayer from the public schools when we should be thanking our Heavenly Father for all he has blessed us with and please continue to watch over our children, I just don't get it. Every good and perfect gift comes from God.

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Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Melanie -

Thanks for your thoughtful comment. I totally agree that removing God from public life is a disaster.

We, the people, are the government. That is why it's so important to be active as citizens: voting, writing to our elected officials, and standing up for what is right.

Our current situation is a reflection of the spiritual condition of our people.


Unknown said...

My biggest concern also is that the importance God and prayer are downplayed to try to make them meaningless in our country.
We are losing our rights as people of God and as citizens.
what is taught in our schools not only leaves God and prayer out but teaches a world view so are children are misled.
I strongly believe in keeping aware of our politicians and voting . I am greatly distressed with the power plays in Washington to destroy our ways of life and take away honoring God. We have less Christian rights every day.Thank you

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jackie -

I agree. We're seeing the fruit of taking the Word of God out of the public square, and it's not pretty.

We're still able to have a voice through organizations protecting our rights as citizens, as well as the things I mentioned in my previous comment. Our most important responsibility is to pray.