Diary of A Prophet: Studies in the book of Haggai
By: Paul Young
“Why should I not publish my diary? I have often seen reminiscences of people I have never heard of, and I fail to see- because I do not happen to be a ‘Somebody”-why my diary should not be interesting. My only regret is that I did not commence it when I was a youth.” -Charles Pooter from the Diary of a Nobody
Diaries reveal life as it really is and can be indiscrete and very personal as they give away a great deal of genuine information that is not usually available to other people. However published diaries may be sanitized and edited so that some of the worst excesses are removed. They may provide a gloss that attempts to enhance the reputation of the writer of the diary and encourage people to view him or her more creditably than they actually deserve. So all published diaries need to be read with a certain amount of healthy skepticism and yet they provide fascinating snapshots of the feelings, thoughts and experiences of the person writing the diary.
Paul Young comes from Maesteg, South Wales and is married to Alison. He earned his initial degree at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and he has since done a Masters degree in Theology through distance learning. Having taught at Secondary School level for six years Paul has devoted himself to full time Christian ministry since 1981. Much of his work is in his local church in Maesteg, preaching, teaching and children’s ministry, along with going into schools, as well as travelling both throughout the United Kingdom and to many countries overseas for ministry. He does a regular radio programme with Trans World Radio (ÔTruth for Today’) and has written nine books and contributed articles to a number of publications. He is also a trustee of Echoes of Service, a support service to overseas church workers and of the Hebron Hall Christian Conference Centre.
Publisher: Author House (2007)
Size: 5.0×8.0 inches
Author: Young, Paul