About the book – a brief story from the author

When God asks us to do something… we better do it. Like Jonah avoiding God’s call to warn the people of Nineveh and later finally conceding that he’d better go and do it…
Such is the story with this book… Since 2005 I had been getting repeated promptings in my prayers or during times in church to write a book like this for young adults. Finally after this happened about the sixth time, it was beyond coincidence and pretty clear that I needed to get serious about working on it. After many starts and stops, with my efforts at writing being interrupted numerous times…. four years later in January of 2009 I hired a professional editor to help keep me on task.
With her help holding me accountable to keep on writing…over a 13-month period, this book was completed. Much of the best –most inspiring writing time (not surprisingly) came when I was writing seated inside of a church or in front of the Blessed Sacrament; a good reminder to me of Who’s book this really is and was from the beginning.
OK God... I am sorry I was such a reluctant servant in the first place.
Sometimes we each have inspirations or promptings that God places in our hearts that keep coming back to us in prayer or that keep inviting us to act on them for some greater good. It is at these times when it is usually wise for us to take heed and move forward in faith and in trust in God Plans!
Today my prayer is that you and all those whom you unwittingly inspire and influence with your talents and gifts will find blessings in the pages and exercises of this book. Yes….God has GREAT plans for YOU!
-Joe Tabers

"For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart - Jeremiah 29:11-13:"