Rev Jerry Kofi Tutu, author of Spiritual Photosynthesis, stopped by for an interview.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
My Name is Jerry Kofi Tutu. I am a TV Evangelist and host of the TV program "Amazing Grace". I have been in the ministry for almost two decades. I am married with four kids.
What do you do when you're not writing?
I work as a Surgical Technologist and host my weekly TV program.
When did your first start writing?
I have always wanted to write but I started putting action to my intent in 2011 when I started transcribing some of my TV shows. My first book was published in 2013 and I have two more books to be published this year.
Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?
Yes, the Bible and then Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich" It is my all time best besides the Bible.
What inspired you to write this particular book?
To share the revelation that I received from the Lord with others. The principles discussed in my book are principles that I have applied and seen massive results in my own life. I sincerely believe that anybody can apply these principles with great results.
What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
My favorite chapter is chapter 9. It is my favorite because it is the turning point where the book shifts gear from discussing the teachings of Jesus Christ in 3 parables to focusing on the seven principles derived from the 3 parables. These principles are so practical that I really enjoyed sharing it with everyone.
What is best writing advice you can give?
Take your time and pour out what is within you. You have to be in the right frame of mind.
Is there anything else you'd like your readers to know about the book?
This is a book that teaches you how to prosper in every area of your life. Many people think about money when they hear prosperity but it is more than money. It involves a lot more than money. In my book, I teach you to become prosperous in all areas of life - family, professional. marital, financial, health and peace of mind. Basically, how to enjoy all the nine riches in life.
About the book:
We live in a universe of laws, which comprises spiritual and natural laws governed by a system of order. Spiritual law represents the fundamental patterns of nature that God has set in motion to govern the universe. To every spiritual law, there is a natural expression; and to every natural law, there is a spiritual counterpart. They are parallel to each other, and as human beings, we live in the parallel worlds of both. Our Lord Jesus Christ spoke many parables to illustrate spiritual laws by employing physical attributes and elements. In one of those parables, He likened the Word of God to a seed, and the hearts of men to the ground or soil where the seed is planted. Jesus used this parable to explain spiritual photosynthesis, which has a natural expression, whereby planted seeds use water and energy from sunlight to manufacture their food. Photosynthesis is very important to the survival of all living organisms. Without it, there would be no life on planet earth. So, if the Word of God is the seed, and the human heart is the soil, what make up the water and the light, which the seed needs in order for spiritual photosynthesis to take place?
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