Jack Hetzel, the author of the Christian novel Colossians Verse by Verse (ReadersMagnet; 2021), was featured on the latest episode of America Tonight’s “Author’s Corner,” where he was interviewed by Kate Delaney.
This book is a comprehensive guide of the Word of God that explores the aspects of true faith— highlighting every major subject Apostle Paul discussed in the book of Colossians. It explains why we should understand the Scripture, describes the spiritual component needed to execute and provides practical solutions for reaching the goal successfully. On top of that, It teaches readers, particularly Christians, the importance of true faith and the truth of God’s Word in order to find their spiritual path in life, their place of healing and serenity, and to grow in Christ’s footsteps.
A well-thought-out Christian novel that’s inspiring and remarkably easy-to-read, revealing the truth in God’s Word. The author’s experience has ministered most of Western Europe, England, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Korea, Japan, Australia, and Ghana. He wrote Christian novels including Don’t Fear, Fret or Worry, Practicing the Presence of God, Living Above the Feet, Divine Healing, Gifts of the Holy Spirit, and many more. Jack said, “…placing what knowledge I have of the bible after sixty-eight years in the ministry which I consider to be the Word of God,” helps people understand that the only way to true faith is to believe the Word of God and to help people see themselves as God sees them.
What inspired Jack to write Colossians Verse by Verse?
Jack was inspired through the Holy Spirit, “…he encouraged me to write this book, so I did,” he said. He further stated that the reason for writing was to hopefully provide a greater understanding of every important subject discussed by Apostle Paul in the book by writing a short chapter on each subject.
What do people not know about the book?
“Well, there’s a lot in this book that people don’t know, and one of them is that it takes a lot of time to read the bible with respect to what we already know or think we know,” Jack exclaimed. He said he wanted to write something in relation just to what the Bible says versus to what he knows or doesn’t know.
In fact, one of the reasons the Bible is difficult to understand is that the culture of the Bible is so different from our own. Still, another reason that the Bible is difficult to understand is that it comprises several genres of literature.
What has society lost in this generation?
“…one of the things you and I talk about is wholeness, being healthy, healing, joy, pure happiness, and all of that, and feeling it every day. Do you feel that’s something that has been lost in society?” Kate asked.
“Actually, this book will help anyone to become more joyful as a person (or as a Christian),” Jack said.
He also expressed how if they take it to heart, would they read it? Indeed, when you read the Scriptures itself, it’s as if God is speaking directly to us as if no one else would ever say it. In the end, whether it is something we hear or something we believe, it becomes a reality to us.
“When you put it together when you worked on the chapters, you did something really unique. Tell the listeners what you did and how you decided to lay it out?” Kate asked.
“Well, when I started to lay it out, I was 68 years of age. I wanted to get it out as quick as I could,” Jack said.
“For all that has happened in your life and the lessons you’ve learned, what do you believe is the most important thing to pass on to all the generations coming along behind you,” Kate asked.
“When I began to study the Bible, I have been taught by my father. He taught me the Bible is the word of God if it is the Word of God, it’s true, and if it is true, it means what it says.” Jack said.
“Did it give you great joy to write this book?” Kate asked.
“Yes, there’s a lot of joy in the book of Colossians if you just take it for what God says,” Jack answered.
What is the key message of Colossians?
“For sure your key message, and looking at the book, the great thing is it’s easy to read, is that on purpose so people could understand and really take in the whole idea of verse by verse,” Kate commented.
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