Marji Mendelsohn is a self published author of a controversial novel titled, Being Christian. She will have her first book signing at a major local book store Wednesday July 1st, 7pm at Joseph Beth Booksellers. On Wednesday night she'll talk about how she came to be an author after years of being a stay at home mother, and now a grandmother. And boy, does she have a story to tell.
A political junkie, Marji observed how religion and politics became strange bedfellows more than 10 years ago. This self-described suburban Jewish Grandmother decided to venture from her comfort zone to find out HOW MUCH religion influenced politics. What she discovered after attending revivals, conventions, conferences and services of various charismatic religious leaders, was something to write about. So she decided to do just that, and synthesize what she saw and heard into a novel. Her book centers around a Texas mega church minister named Christian, who uses the pulpit for political gain. The tale she unfolds is nothing short of a heart racing psychological thriller. Think Fifty Shades of Grey meets House of Cards. Did I say that in her prior life she was a Stay at Home Mom and Grandmother?
Marji knew she had something to say about the changing political landscape and she loved the written word, why not write a book about it? And she did, and then got it published and now she's speaking to groups about it. In her second life.
It takes an awful lot of courage to have an idea, a desire to do something and then take the first step to actually experience it. And then take the next step that maybe puts you out on the ledge, and then the next move which ultimately helps you create the life you always wanted. It takes courage, at any age. Marji is an example of this. She realizes that her book may not be for everyone, but her personal narrative is an example to us all, that it's never too late to start again. What's your next act?