Cleveland resident Darren Schalk
released his debut nonfiction book, "Dear God, We Need To Talk," through Florida's Orlando-based publisher Charisma House
on March 4.
Tackling everything from family issues to God's sovereignty, Schalk
considers what he's
been taught, applies it to everyday events readers can relate to, and filters it all through a modern but biblical world view in a delightfully witty and honest way - leaving readers, in the end, with more confidence in God's power, His
wisdom and His
direction for their lives.
"I was raised in a pastor's home, got a pastoral degree and a master's in Bible, but realized I still had a lot of questions about God," Schalk
"So I wrote a book exploring the many ways God works in daily life."
began journaling years ago, and as a common theme became apparent, he
had a potential book in the making.
A local publicist and friend, LeAnn Hamby, helped Schalk
connect with Charisma House
, the publisher of popular titles such as "Jerusalem Countdown" by John Hagee, "The Harbinger" by Jonathan Cahn and "Fasting" by Jentezen Franklin.
"Dear God, We Need To Talk" contains stories from life experiences that led Schalk
own observations about how God works.
"It's an encouragement to the reader to engage God with questions and to trust Him even when the answers don't come," he
doubts, and ultimate faith in God's grace and goodness, will be an encouragement to you on your spiritual journey," said Stetzer.
Schalk is the curriculum editor for the Church of God of Prophecy International Offices and associate editor of One Accord Resources Inc.
He is a graduate of Lee University and Pentecostal Theological Seminary.
wife, Kristi, have three children - Jake, Abby and Alli.
Connect with him on darrenschalk.com.
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