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REL006830 RELIGION/Biblical Commentary/New Testament/Revelation
REL006870 RELIGION/Biblical Studies/New Testament/Revelation
ART035000 ART/Subjects & Themes/Religious
- The Author in his own words
- When I was a little boy about
7 or 8, my brothers and I would spend weekends with our Uncle
and Aunt and our first cousin who was about our age. The only
requirement was we had to go to Sunday school and church. On
Saturday my Uncle Albert Gurley would study his Sunday school
lesson with his friend. Uncle Albert was a Sunday school teacher
and he would make the lesson come alive. I would act like I was
watching elevision, but he knew I was listening.To hear him tell
the stories would fascinate me.
My father and mother, Nathanial
and Gloria Postel, carryied the family to church, but after growing
up, I went my own way. I was always empty on the inside and after
years of searching, I found what I was missing God on
God would give me an appetite
for His Word. I went to seminars and took classes on Bible subjects.
Taught Sunday School at New Anointing Pure Holiness Church of
God and was a faithful Bible Study class member, a Deacon in
the church and Chairman of the Finance Committee.
I graduated from Howard High School in 1972, served in the U.S.Air
Force, married the love of my life Garaldine in 1986, and am
father of 5 with 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons. I retired
from T.V.A. Sequoyah
Nuclear Plant after 36 years of service. Doug Brock, who illustrated
this book, was my friend throughout that time.
Every mistake Ive made
is what made me. Sometimes it is hard to completely surrender,
but my prayer is GOD
let Your will be done in my life because You so love me beyond
my understanding, and You know whats best for me. God continue
to lead and guide me, push and pull me, keep me and strengthen
me, and give me an overflow of Your Holy Spirit of promise.
- The Artist in his own words
- I have known Joe for forty years.
My dad used to tell me if I got through life with a handful of
friends, I would be a lucky man. Knowing Joe has been a blessing
to me and Karen, my sweet wife for thirty years. Joe and I worked
together at the power plant for many years. When I left to pursue
another career, we remained friends, even when Karen and I moved
to Stevenson, Alabama.
I have been interested in art
ever since I can remember. I bet I drew a million ka-zillion
cartoons during my work life. I was always telling Joe about
pictures I was painting for this person or that person.
Forty years I drew and painted
with Joe always hearing about it, and he never asked me to make
him a single sketch. A little over a year ago he asked me to
illustrate his book. I was honored. I reminded him how he never
asked me to draw anything is forty years friendship.All he said
was, Maybe God just had it planned out this way.
Neither one of us realized how
big a project we were committing to, and I am happy to say I
loved every minute of it. I am sixty-five years old and met Jesus
when I was in the 9th grade at Elbert Long Jr. High School in
Chattanooga. I drifted off the narrow path many times, but God
never gave up on me, and I am trying to live as God wants me