Danny Bernardo Bajit
- ON, Canada
- member since April 19, 2011
Danny Bernardo Bajit’s last login was Friday, February 10, 2012.
Sorry my reply to your last two messages are so late, but I have been busy with going to and fro from the hospital and spending time there with my wife. She will be in for about another two weeks. This is her 2nd week. My wife suffers from Systemic Lupus Erythamatosus (abbreviated to SLE, where the immune system is tricked into thinking its own flesh/body is foreign and produces antibodies to fight itself) but this hospitalisation is due to a complication of SLE called Vasculitis where blood vessels become inflammed and thickened and block off the blood supply to the area of the body they are supplying. In her case, it happened in her brain causing paralysis and unable to speak. She has regained the ability to speak but has weakness to her right arm and leg and is learning to regain this, but will now have to use a walking stick permanently.
I added Digital Disciple due to its content and importance to today's Christian culture and it was being offered free on Amazon for the Kindle e-reader which I have and love. I now just have to find time to read it amoungst all the other e-books I have on the Kindle!!
Let me know when the e-book edition of your book is ready and I will add a few bucks to your coffers!!
You are so correct in what you have said about the church's reaction to and treatment of your book. Yes, the truth hurts and is like the Sword of the Spirit where it divides soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. The sad thing is that even when people know this, they can still choose the incorrect path and compromise themselves so badly. And unfortunately, even the Church can do this as well as you have found out.
Danny, I will not discuss any more of your situation here on your profile page for the world to see and I will let you initiate any further discussion via email. I fully understand and respect how you feel about this. I understand how you feel about myself being a complete stranger but I have developed many internet friendships amoungst Christians over the internet (including here) and they are not superficial or insincere.
I will also pray for you and your family. Thanks for praying for mine!!
Hi Danny, Sorry this reply is 2 days late. I have not had much time to reply as my wife has been in hospital since Saturday. She is doing well and should be home tomorrow or Friday. I can imagine the response from your church and I am not surprised. There are a few genres on my shelf that are not compatible with what my denomination or mainstream Christianity teaches that would also consider me a heretic and I believe would want me to either leave or not be in any form of ministry.
Yes, Danny, the truth shall prevail as you have stated and can and will provide freedom but only if the individual lets it.
Are you going to look for a new church? Troubling time for you but if this is all due to following in His will, then He will have a path for you that is the best for you and you will be protected, safe and honouring to Him despite the persecution. I know that sounds cliche-ish or Christianese, but still very true.
What troubles me is that the Church (and in this case, your previous church) seem so certain they know the mind of Christ and the Bible that when someone comes out with something that is not compatible with this, they go into persecution mode. If they were really in tune with God, they would be able to discern where this is coming from and deal with it appropriately, even accept and endorse if that is what is appropriate and in line with God, His Word or His will for the church or that individual.
Now you are being treated as a heretic and an enemy to the Church. A loose canon!! This is where the Church can be seen as just an orgainisation and not the visible manisfestation of God on earth.
Give me time to write out some specific directions in adding a cover to a book; I could fix this for you if I had access to your log in to Shelfari but that is out of the question.
I fully support you Danny, even though I have not read your book. You are a good, sincere man and one with a heart after God's. That is enough for me!!
Keep me posted.
Danny, I think Shelfari has been a bit slow lately; I had problems with a few things the other day and it sorted itself out in time. I added a book cover (from Amazon) to Babylon Mystery Religion, Ancient and Modern. Go to this book page, click on Choose Your Cover and then choose the cover that is now there. This will then be displayed on your shelf.
Pleased you are staying here!! I have been to Goodreads, but find it a very cluttered and complicated system so closed my account there and stayed here; One book site is enough for me to handle; like you, I don't have the time for more than this.
You have some interesting books on your shelf! Some I would venture to read; others not so, but that is the same with everyone's shelf!
I envy you living in Canada, I would love to visit there. That is one of my destinations on my overseas travel wishlist. Love seeing anything to do with Canada.
Danny, Please do not regard my post as you receiving a bad reception from the Shelfari community. I do not represent the entire community just myself. I am pleased it was not you who initiated this promotion but you publisher. I can see his point of view that this community would be a good avenue to increase the profile of the book. But there are plenty of other authors here who have added their books here and developed friendships and also promoted their books in the process just by having it on their shelf . I have discovered their books and bought them in this way and also just by looking at their shelves. That is why when I saw only your book on your shelf it was obvious how this looked.
God will sell your book, there is no doubt about that. I will wait until the e-book is available and then will decide whether to buy it. The only constraint I would have that would prevent me from buying straight away is I have such a large wishlist!! I do prioritize this list when I am about to buy the next book.
Now you have explained that it was not you who initiated this book promotion and you are willing to add your books to your shelf, I will gladly accept your friendship request. I feel it will do you good as an author to be here. It is good for authors to get to know their readers and this community is one way to do that and it works the other way round as well. I have some author friends here and I do email one outside this community also.
If you need any help navigating around this site or with your shelf or books, please let me know and I will assist you, even with connecting your profile page to your author page.
Danny, Please don't take this as me being rude but I noticed you only have your book on your shelf. That to me looks like you are promoting your book only, and it shows you are only here for that promotion. Would just like to see other books on your shelf that show more about you and your reading preferences and that you are not here just for a book promotion. How did you find me to request friendship? To me it sounds as if you want friendship to promote your book. I have been to your website and went to see if the e-book format is compatible with Kindle (mobi or pdf) but it is only available in hardcover or paperback yet it is advertised as e-book available.
I would prefer to be added as a friend for the books we share in common and the passion we both share for books and those shared genres, and not because I am a Christian and could be a target for an author wanting to promote a Christian book. I have been burned once before and I don't want to be like this again. Yes, I totally agree with you that your mission is to get the message out, but please don't single people out because they are Christian and would therefore jump at your book just because of the genre/topic. I do agree with your book by the way. Not saying I won't buy it, just not happy you appearing here for this only; to me this is spam. I am not in this community for that.
Sorry mate, I do not mean to come across as rude, aggressive, arrogant or negative spirit.
I may be wrong, hope I am. Only you can convince me.
Sorry this is in your public profile but I don't have your email address and as I have not accepted the friendship request, Shelfari does not give me access to send you a private note.
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