I cannot pinpoint the exact moment when the idea for this book came.
Sometimes when you're alone on the earth and the wind's belting you and you feel you have no roots, no claims, no reverence and that you could be blown to kingdom come and it would make no difference to anybody - in fact the world would be a slightly less messy place without you - it's good to know that you didn't just land here, that your nakedness is common to all, that you're linked by blood and language in whichever tongue it's spoken, that your darkness is my darkness and your light is my light and the light of all who've ever lived or are yet to walk alone on the hard stone of earth.
Common Ground is the second release from Christian author Jacob Christopher Simmons, joinmovement.org and RAP Books. When God doesn't answer a prayer the way you want and when you want, it doesn't mean it wasn't heard and it doesn't necessarily mean the answer is "no." Giving you what you asked for just may not be in your best interest right now or the timing may be off. We see today tactically, but God sees tomorrow strategically. In military terms, He has the high ground and sees over the horizon. He knows what's behind the door and what's waiting around the corner. When He seems to be standing in the way or when He seems to be opposing you, it might just be at that moment His favor is upon you and purposely keeping you out of harm's way. A little inconvenience could be the answer to your last prayer. Remember when you prayed, 'Protect me Lord, cover me Father, please keep me and mine safe oh God...' Well, He heard you. Praise God for answered prayer!… (more)