JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… (The Soul of a Man Edition)
Brian Ganges, author of “Manning Up with God” and “A Sense of Faith and Community”
(Peace In The Storm Publishing)
“Manning Up” is an abridged autobiography illustrates the marital bliss, struggle for identity and purpose, and how one young man coped with divorce. Everyone has a cross to bear, and learning how to overcome obstacles is the main motif demonstrated in this award-winning story of a man who wouldn’t give up. Men, the world over, can learn from this concise, yet powerful account of one man’s life and faith in God. Failure can’t stop you, fear can’t defeat you, and if your faith is set on the prize that is for you, only victory will be your end.
“A Sense of Faith and Community” shows the importance of giving back to the community, reaching out to people and passing on your faith. You never know how you will affect others that are in your sphere of influence. Gain insight and inspiration from this futuristic account of a young man that was inspired by the mission of his grandfather. Touching people isn’t just a physical thing. It’s a way of connecting with others. Touching people’s hearts for positive change is the essence of this powerful story, and each of us has this God-given capacity within us. Be inspired by a college students life experiences and learn how to touch people directly and/or indirectly for positive change.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write “Manning Up With God” and “A Sense of Faith and Community”?
Brian Ganges: “Manning Up with God” is my abridged autobiography and “A Sense of Faith and Community” is a fictionalized account of some of the events of my life.
JP: What has been your personal experience in being a part of The Soul of a Man Anthology?
BG: It has been very positive. Although I havenâ€™t met everyone personally, the connection that I made with many of the co-authors has been priceless. Positive guys pooling our resources to create a positive piece of literature; and it won an award, to boot.
JP: What is your most memorable moment of The Soul of a Man Anthology in terms of what has been expressed of you by someone who has had a chance to read this book?
BG: Many readers have expressed similar sentiments about my work and me. The most memorable are the comments â€œinspirationalâ€ and â€œhonest”. That let me know that I was connecting with the audience. That was very rewarding and was a confirmation that I was on-task.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish “Manning Up With God” and “A Sense of Faith and Community”?
BG: My process is meditate, outline, meditate and write. Since the stories were short, they took a few weeks.
JP: What is Piecing the Puzzle Together about? And what has been your journey with that book?
BG: Piecing the Puzzle Together is a biblical-based manual for life. It is a three-part book that resembles the construction of a building. Section 1 is the foundation, Section 2 deals with assembling the building components, and Section 3 deals with bring the pieces all together to construct the edifice.
Brian Ganges is a native New Jerseyan who resides in Texas. He has written many articles that are very thought provoking, principled, informative and insightful. His topics of interest include: current events, politics, health related topics, economics, relationships, and principles for daily living, which are always from a Christian worldview. He is one of the co-authors of the award-winning anthology “The Soul of a Man.” Brianâ€™s new book entitled Piecing The Puzzle Together, can be purchased at stores nationwide or contact Brian for a personalized copy at http://brianganges.com/