Dear UnBlog Family,
I just got some exciting news about John’s upcoming book, “Journey to the Veil”, which is scheduled for sale on November 12: Deseret Book will be carrying it in their catalog from December 30, 2013 to February 2, 2014! This is such fantastic news, as I know that through Deseret Book, the book will receive greater attention and more acceptance from a wider spectrum of the LDS and Christian community. I am just so humbled that these life-changing blogs will be available to so many, because I sincerely feel that John’s final book is going to be a tremendous catalyst for spiritual growth as we boldly carry forward the cause of Zion.
The publisher has asked that I encourage John’s many friends to support and purchase this book from Deseret Book during that marketing period of December 30, 2013 to February 2, 2014 in particular. Of course, you can purchase it at any time; but it would be very helpful to future marketing with DB if we could buy from them during that time. Thanks you all!
That said, I wanted to share an exclusive bit of the book so that you can get a flavor of what it’s about. The following is the “Foreward” which was written by Spencer from “Visions of Glory.” Spencer didn’t initially know he was writing a Foreward, as I had merely asked if he would be so kind as to read the preliminary manuscript and perhaps write an endorsement if he felt so moved. He did so, and when the publishers read his inspired endorsement, they insisted that it become the “Foreward” for the book. I agreed that it is a wonderful introduction, and I would be interested in your take on it as well.
FOREWARD FOR “JOURNEY TO THE VEIL”
“John Pontius came into my life very unexpectedly and exited it a year ago (December 2012) in the same fashion. He was taken in the impeccable timing and love and mercy of the Lord. We were not ready to have him leave us, but he lived out all the days that were allotted to him from the beginning by the Father.
“He loved the Lord and endeavored with all the energy of his soul to follow Christ’s precepts and indefatigably served him and proclaimed his principles and teachings to all he met.
“Not many of God’s children have the ability and opportunity to influence the world for good after they have laid their bodies down in the grave; however, John continues to inspire, influence, and bless the lives of tens of thousands of Saints and true believers from his present station on the other side of the veil. His words are still resonating with those who seek after the truth and desire to follow the light into the presence of the Lord.
“John knew sorrow and was acquainted with grief. He was stretched by that which he suffered. He learned to reach to the highest heights and understood the lowest depths. He was conversant with pain and suffering and could hold his own in a conversation with Job and Abraham. He knew how to succor the weak and lift up the hands that hang down.
“With this newly published compilation of his many wonderful and spirit-raising stories, experiences, and writings, we are again lifted and refreshed by his faith-filled words and spirit. We again have the blessing of becoming reacquainted with John, or for some, knowing and learning from him for the first time.
“John, thank you for your life and faithful devotion to Christ and His gospel. We long to be with you again and learn from you all that you now know, as you have had the opportunity to search the depths of eternity and to learn firsthand from the Lord Jesus Christ and His Father and our Father.
“We will continue to learn from you and will wait for the Time of Refreshing to again learn from and with you at the glorious throne of God.
Your eternal friend,