By Gary Lloyd
A Trussville evangelist has published his first book.
Pat Schatzline, who used to be the minister at The Summit Church at Birmingham on Trussville-Clay Road, wrote “Why Is God So Mad At Me?” The book hit the market Jan. 8.
The 205-page book attempts to dispel the lies many people believe, such as natural disasters and man-made disasters happening from heaven, Schatzline said. The book’s main message is that God accepts us, transforms us, renews us and gives us a future filled with blessing and opportunity. He breaks down the character of God as a father and tells stories about his children. Hewitt-Trussville High School is also mentioned in the book.
Schatzline, 43, said many messages people hear today in society and the church tell them the opposite of God loving them. Millions of people have bought into the idea that God is not only angry but that He’s angry with them, he said.
“The whole goal is to show a generation who the Father really is,” Schatzline said from an Oakland, Calif., hotel room Thursday, where he was preparing for an inner city outreach appearance at the School of Urban Missions: Spiritual Emphasis.
Schatzline has co-authored chapters of other books but “Why Is God So Mad At Me?” is his first publication. He wrote the book in about eight weeks between 2011 and 2012, he said. The book has been successful so far.
“It’s blown my mind what has happened with it,” said Schatzline, an evangelist since 1997
. “It’s doing very, very well.”
Schatzline, the cofounder of Mercy Seat Ministries, Inc., and his wife, Karen, have ministered to more than two million people worldwide. The couple, which married in 1990, founded Legacy Conferences last year, through which they mentor leaders across the nation. The couple has two children, Nate and Abby, and one daughter-in-law, Adrienne.
For more information about Schatzline, visit www.mercyseatministries.com. For more information about the book, visit www.whyisgodmadatme.com.
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