Around midnight one foggy evening years ago, I tried to connect with the presence of God, as I stood on the edge of a bluff overlooking the Columbia River far below. 

Clouds covered the gorge and levelled themselves so that it seemed as though I could step out and walk upon the surface.My life also lay before me like a vast journey of undulating ups-and-downs, some joys yes, but lots of heartache. Did I even want to play the game?

 “Why am I here? What’s the purpose to life anyway?” I whispered intently over the sea of grey.

 We all ask these age-old, mind-niggling questions at some point in our life. It was at this time I began a personal search for the elusive answers. With perseverance, I discovered them quite unexpectedly, right where they were said to be: in the ancient writings of an old black Bible. However when I examined the passages with no preconceived ideas on what they were supposed to say, I found them bizarre and in such contrast to the standard beliefs of any denomination of Christianity that I knew at that time. Yet, I was young and idealistic enough to strip away all the religious terminology and put it into a contemporary context. The conclusions were only logical but yet simply amazing.

(Excerpt from the Introduction of The Celestial Proposal, published November 25, 2014)
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The Celestial Proposal – from Chapter 4 (Amazon.com link)

For example, in the first chapter of the world’s best selling book (The Bible!) – great celestial Gods stated, “Let us make man in our image and likeness.” (Genesis 1:26) My first surprise then, was that “God” is a title referring to more than one. There had to be others or why would God be talking to himself? I learned that the English word, “God”, is translated from the term, “Elohim” in the original Hebrew and Chaldean writings. According to The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, it literally means “the powerful and Great Ones from above”. God is a plural word for “Gods who do great things.”

Then from the later chapters of the Bible, I read about three God beings, symbolized in human terms by the words Father, Son, and Spirit. This concept also portrays God as being more than one.

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The Celestial Proposal – Chapter 6 Image (Amazon.com link)

So now, I use the term “the Great Ones” to remind myself that God is a collection of benevolent, celestial God-beings vastly more powerful and intelligent than what we can barely imagine. When you see God as a source of God-beings who have a special interest in our human race, who may indeed be mentoring us, then playing the Game of Life gets very interesting!

Especially when “they” want to adopt us, immortalize us, and make us progeny of the God Kind – you know “children of God”? After all, according to the most ancient of books, we’re made in their image and likeness; to look like them and to be like them. Now,  how can we figure out the rules so we can win at playing the game?!

The Celestial Proposal: Our Invitation to Join the God Kind -– synopsis and reviews on Amazon.com

“A well-written and welcoming take on the traditional tenets of Western religion. Familiar concepts, sure, but Rozek’s unconventional perspective makes them seem invigoratingly new…”  –Kirkus Reviews

“This mash-up of Bible + sci fi + metaphysics has introduced new lines of thought for meditation and consideration.” –ForeWord Reviews

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