Written by cycleguy on December 29th, 2014


 “We interrupt this program to bring you a special bulletin!”

I know how I used to respond to that….so don’t be throwing something at your monitor/laptop/phone/iPad.

I’m interrupting my posting about Christmas to ask a favor. And no, I’m not asking you to send me money…although…  🙂

Here it is: I just recently finished reading The Fi5th Gospel by Bobby Conway. When I mentioned to some people what I was reading they raised their eyebrows like…say what? But if you look closely it is Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and You. Aptly titled I may add. I think it is a foregone conclusion that many followers of Christ live a life of dichotomy- they say one thing but live another. Most people never read the first four Gospels, but the one they do read is right in front of them. It is Me. It is You.

I am asking now just in case you may be walking away from blogging during the Christmas break; to give you some time to think about my proposition; or to gather the money to buy it.

After the first of the year, I plan to do a weekly series of blogs about The Fi5th Gospel. There is no way I can cover all the good stuff in this book so I wondered if any of you might like to join in with me. My plan is to start January 14th (since I post in the evenings I will actually post at 8:00 on January 13th). Please let me know.

Let me know if you would like to join in on the fun. 🙂 Meanwhile, answer this: how important is it to you for life and words to match?

No this is not a mistake. I am reposting this since I would really like others to take the challenge to join me in posting about this really important book and topic. Rather than rewrite the whole post I simply thought I would just add it into the cue again. Eleven chapters. 12 weeks. Hopefully good discussion. If you want to know more about the book, you can check it out here.




13 Comments so far ↓

  1. I’ll have to check this book out.

  2. Daniel says:

    I have this book on my reading list. I will likely not get to it in January because of other planned reads. However, I will follow along with your posts. Looking forward to it.

  3. Sharon says:

    I’ll add this book to my *to buy and read* list. It sounds great.

    You know, Bill, there was a time when the life I was leading was hidden from people. People knew the facade, but the truth was different. I can remember how much it pained me to be living *untrue* to my faith and my values. There is great pain when our “outside” doesn’t match our “inside.”

    Thank goodness, the Lord brought me back into spiritual integrity. Now, I just want to be a mirror reflecting Him.


    • cycleguy says:

      Glad to have you aboard Sharon. As for the facade: join the club. It is easy to do so and think it is the safe way. I am glad He reminds me constantly about being real. Thanks for the comment Sharon.

  4. I’m so sorry, Bill, but it looks like I’ll have to bow out of participating in this one. I’m furiously writing blogs ahead of time so I can spend the entire month of January working on the sequels to my novel released in December. Of course, I’ll take breaks to read your blog and those of others. 🙂 Looking forward to the discussion!

    • cycleguy says:

      Totally understand Martha. I’m honored you even considered it. By all means work on those sequels. BTW: is your book one a man would enjoy reading or is it designed for women? I’d consider doing a review. you can go to Amazon and see a number I have done.

      • Honestly, Bill, I wrote The Glade Series with the middle-school child in mind, but all my adult friends absolutely love the stories. I guess you could say it’s for children of all ages. 🙂 Here is the link to my website: I would be greatly honored should you choose to review these. Sending thanks from my heart!

  5. Eileen says:

    Just ordered it! Thanks for the recommendation. Hope you and your family had a nice Christmas, Bill.

  6. My response was exactly as you describle, ha. Eyebrows raised at first, but I like where the premise ended up.
    As far as our lives/words matching, I so strive to be there. I don’t always succeed, but I think for our lives to be proof to a lost world, we have to live in the Spirit so our lives and words are in sync.

  7. Also, “describle” = described. 🙂

  8. Betty Draper says:

    Ordered my book yesterday, should be there when we return from our time with our daughter. Looking forward to it, love the title..