The story never ends and I’m convinced that this is a good thing. Ever since I stood on London Bridge and God ignited a spark in me to investigate what being Hebraic actually meant, I have been on a journey. This journey has been a gradual revealing of truths, perhaps lost for centuries to the mainstream Church, but probably very real to those who truly “live the Life” without being bogged down by the theology of it all. For the past ten years God has nudged me forwards, allowing me fresh glimpses into the mindset that governed the very first Church of Peter, Paul and James. Patience not being one of my defining features, if I had only known that it would take the researching and writing of ten books to get to where I am now, in 2018, still on a journey …

With How the Church lost the Way, the extent of the damage that Plato did to the Church became real to me, ditto the following year with Aristotle in How the Church Lost the Truth. In To Life! the centrality of the Book of James became evident, a book that Martin Luther dismissed as “the epistle of straw”, resulting in a good starting point for Being Hebraic, that of “faith in God underpinning our wisdom, which compels us to perform our deeds”. Realising the mainstream Church’s reliance on operating through a Greek mindset, I then worked through twenty areas where damage has ensued with The Bishop’s New Clothes (and the Naked Bishop, a cut down version for Kindle). I then embarked on my Old Testament trilogy, with God’s Signature focussing on the very building blocks of the Hebraic mindset, the Hebrew language itself, God’s Blueprint looking at the content and themes of the Hebrew Scriptures themselves and God’s Tapestry applying Hebraic principles to the Church in terms of how one should view such hot potatoes as the Sabbath, the Festivals and the Torah. Then, finally, my Hebraic Church trilogy. The first book, Hebraic Church looked mainly at the theology of a Hebraic mindset, introducing the concept of form and function among much else. Livin’ the Life investigated practical applications, in how to “Be Hebraic”, while we are Being Church. A key motif was the imperative of honouring God, reflecting Jesus and interacting with the Holy Spirit. Simple stuff, but also quite profound, and mostly neglected. The third book was Into the Lion’s Den, last year, which suggested that the true Hebraic mindset needs to be adopted by the Church as the only realistic way of countering the madness that has entered our society in the form of political correctness, the rise of ‘victim groups’ and associated nuisances. Which brings us to today …

Why another book? This was the annual groan by many in local fellowships, who considered that while many ‘have a book in us’, those who have a bucketload of books in them should be viewed with suspicion (and pity)! Such is the lot of a writer, who is compelled to write because he believes it is his God given mandate in life and nothing else.

In this book, naturally I will be building on what has come earlier, perhaps more than I have done before. This time, in the search for shalom, I will be picking up on two themes, one that recurred in every book since the very beginning of the journey, the other that was first introduced three books ago. The first theme is a negative one, one that has had a profoundly damaging impact on not just the Church but on Western culture. The second theme is quite wonderful and, when fully understood by all of us (including me), will, I believe, give us a precious touch on what makes God tick. The first is a tactic by the devil to stop mankind from achieving his destiny and the second is a gift of God to empower mankind in achieving its destiny. But, remarkably, a third theme emerged as a result of writing a bulk of this book. This is not surprising to me as every book is a personal odyssey and a time of great learning. This theme is significant enough to provide the by-line for this book, God’s masterplan, and provides a hint to the places we are going to visit and what we are going to find when we get there.

All will be revealed as my journey now hopefully becomes your journey …