Hi, my name is Benjamin. Welcome to my blog which will cover a series that I am happy to have the privilege to discuss. A series that involves life through my eyes. A life that has endured some trials and successes that I believe that others can benefit from. Life through the eyes of Benjamin. I’ll share some details with you so that you can determine whether or not you should choose to get and remained engaged here to follow this series.
I was born in a big city and had lived half of my childhood there, only for my family to pack up and move to a rural area where farming and logging ruled the day. So, I have had the privilege of living in urban and rural environments. We attended church regularly, as often as the doors would open. I had a fairly decent childhood and was a good kid for the most part. After having graduated high school, I decided to join the army. I was not ready for college and I very much wanted to leave home and experience something different from what I was used too. Upon joining the army, things in my life began to take a different turn after I met a group of churchgoers. From that time moving forward, things grew very dark for me having entered into a world that I was not prepared for. A world that most may not have even dreamed of. A world where God doesn’t seem to exist at the very place where many of us were led to believe that he primarily existed. That place was a church that performed very bizarre practices, but not in the open. Those practices took place behind the scenes. I discuss this darkness in the first volume of this series. Now for the purpose of this blog.
The purpose of this blog is to supplement the series, beginning with “The Work Volume I – The Life of Benjamin Samuel Brasford”, as a way of extending what was not expressly written within the book. The book is short and is a sketch of my life that prepares you for what led me to where I am now in my development. It reads as a narrative style, with a mystical, metaphorical feel. Due to some feedback from others who have read the book, they all unanimously read it all the way through. It is said to flow, some even stated, “like water.” Here are some of the reviews for volume one.
“Wow man first of all I really liked the story. Some of it resonated with my own life. I liked that it was very succinct. You didn’t lay his whole life out on table but enough to where I could feel where he was were coming from, beginning to end.
“I really appreciate your work. It gave me somethings to reflect on in my life. I don’t know how but your work took on a certain level of vividness and clarity in my mind while I was reading. … D was a high point. It shows how we all need those types of influences in our lives. Im sure this will help many people through issues like this. Glad you found yourself through all of that.”
“Great read!! Story line is ambiguous yet flowing.. Mystery with practicality in the fictional work!!”
“A masterfully written odyssey with a fast pace and stylish dialogue. The true story of a bad start in life that was turned into something great. This polished first offering from author Benjamin S. Brasford is a tour de force that details the highs and lows of an epic personal journey towards self growth and personal expansion. This is the modern day account of the Journey of the Hero. The Life of Benjamin S. Brasford, covering 20 pages, has an almost effortless flow that succeeds in delivering a mighty punch. This expertly written and richly blended true life story of drama, religious ritual, and psychological integration and reconciliation makes for a seriously smooth read. Content rich sentences; thought-provoking usage of names, and a kaliedoscope of images that move across the pages like cupfuls of mist weaving their way through the reader’s subconscious give this book a deep rich feel that hovers just between ‘dangerous’ and ‘delicious’. An addictive book – with numerous layers and levels, that makes serious readers want to read it again and again!”
Volume II, picks up from chapter six of Volume I. It discusses a journey of discovery that I went through after a long period of church experiences, marital failure, and a decision to figure out life in general for myself. It is a different styled work that is more technical than Volume I and a much larger work. It is an aid for those who have left church or any religion or philosophy, and who desire to take a stance to learn on their own. It challenges long held beliefs but does not necessarily encourage one to take a particular stance one way or another. It is to inform you to take a more active role in your individual faith, whatever that faith may be. It will also show a broader perspective of life and may open you up to new worlds altogether. It is a book of exploration. A book of learning. Hence the title, “Transformation.”
The third volume of the series will entail a discussion on relationships with a focus on the marital and non-marital situation. This discussion will seek to explain some of the reasons that led up to the current relationship landscape, some explanations of the current landscape, and finally some suggestions concerning where we might be headed. It is also a continuation of a portion of Chapter 7 from Volume I, as well as the previous blog post, “B’s Epiphany on Dating and Mating.” The title is, “I Need You, But Where Do We Go From Here?”
The fourth volume of the series, just as the third, is a continuation of a portion of Chapter 7 of Volume I. This volume will discuss some of the mechanisms of our society from a broader context, specifically focusing on finance, economics, and business. It will go deeper into the mundanity of our every day lives in an effort to explain how our society works since the founding of Western Civilization, which is different in some aspects from earlier civilizations. This volume will also feature crime, suspense, and mystery.
The blog posts, on this site, will themselves expound upon different aspects as well as different time periods in my life and learning. I will also deal with other topics from time to time. So, please read this blog, pass this story along, and be enriched by life through my eyes. I will also provide articles and e-books that extract details from the book series, and even tweets https://twitter.com/Brasford17, for your learning and enrichment.
Take this as a message from B,
“While our past does in a sense make us, we can to our advantage, use it to take us……”
Inspired by an upcoming Intelligent Publishing project entitled, “A Journey That Costed Me.