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Author Betsy Otter Thompson: Walking Through Illusion

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Betsy Otter Thompson has written a thought-provoking book. Join Rena as she talks with her about her insights and philosophy that created this work.

Book Info:

WALKING THROUGH ILLUSION – Jesus speaks of the People who shared his Journey – features a series of stories about biblical people who either knew Jesus or knew of him, and were influenced by him in one way or another. It is not a book about Christianity; it is about people who lived long before Christianity began. The book makes no attempt to preach religion; the author believes that we don’t take our beliefs with us when we leave here; we take the love we found from having them.

The stories are less about the picture these people might have lived and more about the emotions they might have experienced. Each chapter focuses on the growth of a particular person and each chapter is complete within itself with a specific theme.

The persons and themes featured include:

  • Bartholomew: He learned that meaningful goals were those that offered love.
  • Paul: He came to realize that God didn’t take sides; God reflected the side Paul took.
  • John: He learned that fairness only came when fairness had been given.
  • Mary Magdalene: She hated her situation until she realized that love changed her situation.
  • Aaron: He discovered that handicapped people were those who ignored their strengths.
  • Judas: He forgot that to betray another was to betray himself.
  • Pilate: He killed to stay alive but a part of him died anyway.