Heart to Heart – Journey with God
In his new book, Heart to Heart Journey with God, Michael Bluemling, Jr., offers readers a gift—a gift that was first given to him in unexpected circumstances by an amazing young woman who sat beside him on a plane and had no idea what an impact she would have on him. When he noticed her journaling, he happened to catch a glimpse of what she was writing down—words concerning her thoughts about God and her spiritual journey—which inspired him to begin journaling as well. Now Michael wants to share the power of journaling with his readers as a way to have a conversation with God.
For Michael, writing serves as a way to meditate on his relationship with God as well as work out a better understanding concerning life’s dilemmas and how the Word of God and our faith can help us through the obstacles we face. The fruit derived from the journal entries he wrote is now offered to his readers in this book.
Heart to Heart Journey with God is comprised of 180 short one- to two-page entries on various topics that confront us all in our efforts to be good Christians. The range of topics is vast, and often, the same topics repeat themselves several pages later, giving us new ideas and opportunities to rethink them and build upon what we already have learned. Every situation that confronts Christians in their efforts to have a relationship with God is covered in these pages, from questioning God’s existence to moral and sinful issues, such as adultery, to holding onto our faith in difficult times, using the talents God gave us, and striving for godliness.
Also, while the book is directed at a Christian audience, Michael shows tolerance toward all denominations as well as other religions. While raised Catholic, he understands that different beliefs can still lead us to our Father, and he asks us to separate a religion’s purpose from the flaws of its human practitioners. For example, he states, “There have been many terrorist attacks carried out by extremists in the name of Islam. However, the majority of Muslims, like Christians, are peaceful people. In the Catholic faith, many priests have committed inconceivable crimes against young boys and girls. However, this is not what the Catholic faith is based on. Both of these examples are occurrences outside of what each religious practice teaches.”
About Michael Bluemling Jr. (Richmond, Virginia Author)
Michael Bluemling Jr., is a veteran who served in the United States Army as a Non-Commissioned Officer. He received the U.S. Army Commendation Medal, two U.S. Army Achievement Medals, the U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal, the Kosovo Campaign Medal, and the NATO Medal during his four-year distinguished military career with a deployment to KFOR in 2000. After an honorable discharge from the military, he went on to hold several positions in the U.S. Government, which in all totaled over thirteen years of service to America as a Public Servant. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from ECPI University, a Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources and Employment Relations from Pennsylvania State University, and a Graduate Certificate from UMass Dartmouth in Organizational Leadership. In addition, he graduated from the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans program from Florida State University. He is also the author of three published self-help books, Turning the Page, Bridging the Gap from Soldier to Civilian: A Road Map to Success for Veterans, and Heart to Heart Journey with God.