Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Did God Have A Literary Agent When He Published The Bible?

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© Copyright Arthur Levine 2007
Keywords: Literary Agent, God, Publishing, Novels, The Bible
Words: 507

I know that the bible was published after God became known to us, but the thoughts are supposed to be His, aren’t they? How did the good book get published?

My own thinking on the matter is that God didn’t really need an agent to get His good book published. All He had to do was to rely on word of mouth and His own words of caring and kindness.

It is difficult, however to believe in that which is beyond our powers of reason to see or understand. But that is why God is God I think. And that is why believing in Him requires an element of faith.

If we humans were indeed fashioned in his image, then we should find the faith to believe in ourselves as well. Sometimes that proves difficult.

I am an unknown writer, but I can’t rely on word of mouth to make my words known. Not that I am comparing myself to God, but I too find myself little understood and almost invisible.

I need an agent. Someone that will recognize as one agent said, “that I am a gifted writer who has an unbelievable imagination. He also said I needed a good editor and agent if I ever expected to be published. Unfortunately he was non-fiction and I am almost all fiction. Sometimes I think I am surreal like some of the characters in my six unpublished and mostly unread novels.

So if there is an Angel up there that would like to guide me to a good agent I will be eternally grateful.

I would ask the agent of my dreams to read Johnny Oops who starts out as a teenage genius and turns into a Sex Maniac, Charlatan, Prophet, or Guru when he grows up depending on your point of view.

Perhaps he or she could take a look at Voyeur about a suitcase bomb that is detonated in the middle New York City for a dose of reality.

Maybe The Magic Pill, which features a young couple who invent a faith-based magic pill that cures cancer, would provide comic relief to many as a distraction from the troubles of our time.

Futures/Past wouldn’t do that, it has a really catastrophic black ending, but Husband Hunting might lighten up every ones mood. I think it is a new genre that might be called husband light.

Last and possibly not least might be the Wasn’t Man, which is a mystery about insider trading, or was it?

Just a final thought, these novels are definitely not autobiographical or else I have a seriously split personality.

Perhaps that is why I am searching for God and a good agent at the same time.

Agents interested in reading my novels can use the comment form on this blog.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Thank You God For Whispering In My Ear – Yes You Can

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© Copyright Arthur Levine 2007
Keywords: God, Faith, Yes You Can
Words: 407

So much failure, so many false starts, It was rocking my soul, and rendering me a useless blob, then God whispered in my ear – yes you can.

Have you ever felt like that? Have you ever felt that nothing could or would go right for you? That’s when your faith in God can see you through the rough times.

Whether it is family illness or financial woes, if you believe in the Almighty, then God will always whisper in your ear, and give you the encouragement that you need.

When you feel that all is lost and the situation is hopeless, people of faith know that God is always available to whisper in your ear that you can overcome your problems. You can do it. Yes you can.

Don’t let a lack of will or faith; keep you from realizing your dreams. Don’t let past bad experiences keep the voice of God from your mind and heart. Listen for his words of encouragement and wisdom. Yes you can.

Some people may feel that God isn’t talking to them, or that if he is they can’t hear what he is whispering to them. But we can all hear what God has to say to us if we keep an open mind and have faith in the Almighty.

How many times have you said to yourself – I can’t do this? How many times have you faltered in your endeavor to get closer to God and have more faith? How many times have you questioned your own faith?

It is time to stop questioning the Lord. It is time to believe and have faith. It is time to continue your search for God so that He can whisper in your ear that – It is going to be all right, and that yes you can make a success of your life.

Arthur Levine is a freelance writer of articles, sales letters, and press releases who usually
Includes an element of faith in his writing. He specializes in marketing to people over fifty.
He is the author of The Magic of Faith and four novels. Check out more of his writing at
his blog: or his Web site:

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Spiritualism And The New Middle Aged Group

The vast majority of people in their fifties and sixties who consider themselves part of the new middle aged group are highly spiritual.

They have different religious beliefs, but almost all of them believe in a higher power.

A belief in a Supreme Being or God apparently is core to their success in staying young and feeling healthy.

One notable difference in this age group as compared to people who are biologically much younger is that a strong belief in the Almighty is a core value that has sustained them over the years.

The New Middle Aged Group have learned to use their spiritualism as a source of strength and moral guidance. It has provided them with a compass that help-s them find their way through the various trials in life that people normally encounter.

Without faith in God people in their fifties and sixties would be hard pressed to cope with the troubles of our times such as acts of terrorism or natural disasters.

This coping mechanism is more of an instinctive trait than a learned one. People in the New Middle Aged Group tend to rely more on instinct then their younger counterparts who rely more on reason or logic.

It is good instincts and a reliance on faith in one Supreme Human Being that has gotten this age group to the position they are in now.

The New Middle Aged Group is inquisitive and constantly looking for the inspiration to increase their spiritual knowledge.

Contrary to public opinion this age group is very open to learning new things, changing their views, and taking quick action that enables them to stay ahead of the longevity curve.

This is how they stay young, by trying new things, and challenging themselves to do ever more with their lives.

The New Middle aged Group are the wealthiest in our nation with tremendous purchasing power and the ability to be a dynamic force for good.

Their spiritual leanings tend to make them amongst the most charitable and caring of age groups nationwide. It is a philosophy of ‘giving back’ that promotes their feelings of kindness and caring.

Those of us who are approaching our fifties and sixties might do well to take inspiration from this age group, and learn to rely more on our faith in God to help us live long and happy.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Brain Games For the New Middle Aged

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© Copyright Arthur Levine 2006
Keywords: New Middle Age, Younger Longer, Brain Games, Faith, God
Words: 581

I find it hard to believe that some of us as we approach our fifties and sixties are having difficulty engaging our brains. I always thought it was a matter of use it or lose it. Is it possible that some of us have been spending too much time with our brains in a state of disengagement?

Perhaps the problem is that some of us have nothing worthwhile to think about any more. Maybe the difficulty is that we can find almost all the answers to our questions on Google, and there is no longer any need to think independently. Maybe it is because we think that supplements will exercise our brains for us without any effort on our part.

I’ve got a great idea, why don’t we invent a game that requires us to think independently again. Let’s start by agreeing to calculate our restaurant tips in our heads without benefit of pocket calculators by doubling the bill and placing a decimal point after the first digit as the tip. An example would be a $40 dining bill doubled would equal $80 or an $8.00 tip. Come on let’s be generous for a change. You can round off if you want.

Now that you have gotten the idea, how about you thinking up all the little daily actions you now do by computer or calculator that you could do in your head. That’s it; you are starting to think again. Isn’t it amazing, you are using your brain? Before you know it you will be remembering your home telephone number without benefit of speed dial. Be sure you have properly trained your brain before you try this last brain game. I wouldn’t want you calling you girlfriend or boyfriend by mistake when you meant to call your wife or your husband. If you are single it really doesn’t matter what you remember. The telephone number of the person you met in the bar last night is probably the hot line number for the IRS. Sometimes it doesn’t pay to play brain games.

I think that some of us in our fifties or sixties have a real advantage when trying to exercise our brains because this is the type of thing we had to do on a regular basis when we were younger, before speed dialing, Google and other mind numbing supports were available.

You remember the days when pulling out a pocket calculator to figure the tip on a dinner bill was considered a no, no, don’t you? We have real life experience training in handling situations like this with nothing but our own brains to rely on.
Maybe that’s why we are staying younger longer. Maybe that’s why we are part of the new middle-aged group. Maybe having a little more faith in our own abilities and in God, will provide us with the ultimate brain game.

Arthur Levine is a freelance writer of articles, sales letters, and press releases who usually
includes an element of faith in his writing. He specializes in marketing to people over fifty.
He is the author of five novels and The Magic of Faith. Check out more of his writing at
his blog: or his Web site: