This Christian discipleship study book explores the following parable:
• What if a parent gave their child everything they needed to live in love, security and power for all their days?
• What if another person, who hated that child, gave them an object that the parent had kept from the child? An object that the parent knew would cripple the child’s life?
• What if the child accepted the object and rejected the parent?
• What if the child made that object their most prized possession?
• Would you call that child abused? Would you call that child foolish, unloving, or ungrateful?
• What if you’re that child?
Written by a retired family physician with 15 years experience as a lay servant, “Spit Out the Apple” looks in detail at how humans embrace the self-sovereignty given by the Apple from the Garden of Eden. It describes in detail how corrupting that embrace is, and recommends several strategies in rejecting that choice for a much fuller, joyful, and loving life.
The book speaks to the atheist, the agnostic, the new Christian, and disciples seeking a closer relationship with God. Each chapter includes questions for personal meditation, or for lively discussion in a small group Bible study.
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Ken has spent 40 years as a Family Physician (25 of them in the US Army). During that time, he has also developed medical automation applications; published several games for Apple computers and the iPhone; performed and directed in community theater; and, most importantly, trained as a Certified Lay Servant in the United Methodist Church.
After retiring from medicine, he started a new career in designing tabletop board games. He has published “The Mansky Caper” with Calliope Games, and “Imagineers” with Maple Games in collaboration with Chris Leder.
Ken speaks at several local churches, and sings in his church choir. He holds regular game nights at his church and home, alongside his bride Debi. His motto is: “I play to Grin.”
“Spit Out the Apple!” is his first book.