--- — Curt Klingerman, Batesville, recently fulfilled one of his life goals: having his book published. “‘The Faith of Jesus in the Life of the Believer’ tackles a number of difficult questions, such as Do I have enough faith to make it through this life? Does God really love me?” he reveals. “It is a book that will help lead people to perfect peace, even when things seem to be falling apart all around them. It defines what faith is, its purpose, how it works and points to the faith of Jesus. In it, we discover that it's his faith, not ours. It helps bring clarity to those areas that hinder us from having the abundant life the father desires us to have. Ultim-ately, it will help people come to a more intimate relationship with the Lord.” The Austin, Minn., native has been married to wife, Kathy, for over 27 years. “She has been my greatest encourager during this project,” he reveals. After graduating from Austin High School, the Roman Nobbe truckdriver majored in psychology and minored in languages at Riverside Community College. He also completed theological studies while with Sozo Bible Institute. Why I wanted to be published: Essentially, I wrote this book because I felt it was something the Lord wanted me to do, even though I did not have a desire to write a book. The things found in the book and the overall message were planted in my heart about 15 years ago, and it wasn't until the last three that he led me to write it. Message to readers: God really does love you and desires to have an intimate relationship with you, found in a father/son or father/daughter relationship. But it is a relationship that goes beyond that of earthly fathers. He is the perfect father who has provided a way to have that relationship through the faith of Jesus. Writing obstacles: The biggest challenge is living the truths that are found in this book. God is not overly fond of hypocrisy, and any time he has someone write or teach something of this type of message, one will have to go through the process laid out in it. The rewards: The first one is writing this with the Lord helping me in it. Doing things with God is an awesome experience. The second one is seeing the result of this book working in the lives of other people. So far, the response from those who have read it has been very positive. Our three sons: David works at City Gospel Mission, Cincinnati, and is engaged to Jessica Tyree from Cleves, Ohio. Joshua and Judd both go to Purdue University. Josh is majoring in aviation management and is also a member of the Air National Guard. Judd is majoring in marketing and Spanish, with a minor in management. Current projects: I'm working on a second book entitled "The Art of Blessing." There are also weekly blogs that I write and are posted on our Web site, www.perfectfaith.org. I also have some music projects that I'm waiting to work on. Future goals: To continue writing and minister full time. Hobbies: Writing music, along with playing the guitar and harmonica. Words of wisdom: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. Put him first! For those who are unsure about their eternity: turn away from your sins and turn to God, asking for forgiveness of your sins in the name of Jesus. Ask Jesus into your heart, and live for him from here on out. One of many favorite quotes: "I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me,and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me" (Galatians 2:20 KJV).
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