This is mark Joseph “young” blog entry #386, on the subject of An Unsolicited Private Review.
Sunday morning (3/14/2021) I received a private message from a new Patron (from the United Kingdom) on my Patreon page. He had read Why I Believe, and wrote to thank me. I wanted to share his comments with you, without exposing his identity; some personal notes have been expunged in what follows, and I’ve done a bit of formatting.
I just finished reading Why I Believe and I am grateful for having been given your name (you may remember our recent correspondence as to how your name came to me–quite mysteriously) and for working through your book. It was worth the effort. I feel as though I have attended a masterclass on the subject–not thinking, beforehand, that I had met the criteria needed to be enrolled….[T]his is a humourous comment–anyone with an enquiring mind can read and understand the book if they give it a chance. I have learned something (things, actually) from you, of great value and importance in my life….I have just taken out a patronage which I will keep going for as long as I can….Before I continue into what could be a major ramble, I just wanted to say ‘thanks’ for offering to me an intelligent and extremely well explained reasoning as to why I do believe that which until some months ago I had only ever suspected, i.e., His existence and His purpose.
My best wishes to you, personally, and for your continuing and growing success and recognition.
[Name omitted for privacy] (UK)
I am very pleased and encouraged by these comments, the first independent and unsolicited response I have received to the book, and I hope that more of you are finding the book valuable. Please feel free to share your thoughts with me, and of course with others who might benefit from reading it.