The Threshold

Volume One

by Michael D. Rourke



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/14/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 434
ISBN : 9781449761905
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 434
ISBN : 9781449761912
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 434
ISBN : 9781449761899

About the Book

From a 1974 motorcycle crash in upstate New York my memoir was born. Seven years of diary writing was the only medicine helping me through confusion and memory loss. Slowly the friendship of storytelling filled the diaries with life’s struggles, victories and lost love. Lyric writing naturally flowed out one snowy night and a goal, a dream came alive.

Traveling to California in 1982 my hopes of a songwriting career thrived for seven years then faded away without knowing God. Through a glorious supernatural gift of God’s grace on 8-20-1989 He brought me into His family. After four years of struggling spiritual growth and recording the love of God, I flew home to New York in 1993. Stories increased proclaiming the truth of how Jesus saves and changes lives.

Love for God grew through my writing as perseverance blossomed into full dedication. Thankfully telling about God’s love, trials and blessings is one more privilege in life, this path through time.

About the Author

Youth in upstate New York was exciting with loving parents but peppered with arguments over money and alcohol. My undiscovered dyslexia shamed me before the latchkey years fostered a turbulent adolescence. Motorcycle crashes first limited me physically then a traumatic brain injury wiped away my twenty one year old memory.

When the diary opened creative thought my rebellious spirit grew wings with alcohol and drug use. Walking away from true love and responsibility I chased freedom alone. My adventure in Hollywood collaborating with songwriting in a rock band only brought the biggest crash.

At age thirty-six amid the ashes of broken dreams God’s gift of grace shocked and saved me, I was Born Again. Spiritually alive with God’s biblical truths my new awakened conscience contending with a world of lies. Stage acting was a phase of pretending I walked away from. By going to church the power of the Holy Spirit continued breaking sin’s patterns and obedient righteous living grew.