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Guy is a writer, a musician, and a retired teacher. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand with his wife and son. His career involved teaching Music and English at high school level, and Academic English and Art History for university foundation courses. He still teaches guitar.
His Theology degree, gained in 1995, included a thesis on cults which was later developed into a small book entitled Mind Control: Choosing Between Truth and Deception, published in 1998 and available HERE.
From that time of study and from writing that book he has had opportunities to assist young people to exit cults and help them become grounded in church life and to develop their faith.
His new books, Living the Beatitudes Today, and its Study Guide, available from Ambassador International, in shops and online, look at how the Beatitudes relate to us today. They are considered with clear theoretical and practical implications.
A separate study guide takes the reader further into the subject, expanding on the relevance of the Beatitudes.
Guy engages lots with young people, teaching and playing piano and guitar (flamenco, easy listening jazz, and classical), occasionally writing a tune. He played bagpipes for ten years in a pipe band and enjoys many styles of music, including Scottish Celtic, and Southern Gospel. Favourite music artists include Julie Fowlis, Monty Alexander, and the Gipsy Kings, and his all-time favourite gospel song remains 'Say Amen' by Brian Free and Assurance.
Guy is an artist, and when not writing or playing an instrument, does pencil portraits, gardens, goes to the driving range, or has coffee with friends.
Guy can be contacted on Twitter
GUY'S NEW BOOK
Living the Beatitudes Today
Why are the Beatitudes important? They’re not just a collection of wise old sayings. They’re much more than that.
My goal in my new book is to promote their role as keys to unlock the purpose of life.
As a teacher, I was intrigued by how Jesus introduced his first teaching session. He started with these famous sayings.
Living the Beatitudes Today is for all who wish to explore the nine opening statements of the Sermon on the Mount in depth. It answers the question of whether the Beatitudes are relevant and practical today. The companion study guide takes the keen student into an in-depth and rewarding course of study. Living the Beatitudes Today looks at how the Beatitudes are like a hinge between the Bible’s Old and New Testament.
They also practically express the two great commandments and the golden rule.
The Beatitudes are not only the basic building blocks of our spiritual life, but also the gospel itself in a nutshell. Those who accept, embrace, memorise, study, and build their lives around them, will be blessed—a promise from Jesus Himself.
Never has this message of the Beatitudes been needed as much as now. Head to the blog to find out more and keep up to date.