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My New Book

   Posted by: pastordiehl   in Uncategorized

I’ve just completed my second book.  As a hobby, I’ve spent the past 30 years or so studying the life of my great-great grandfather, an early pioneer to this county.  That search has taken me to cemeteries in Pennsylvania, courthouses in Ohio, and genealogical libraries in Indiana.  I finally collected about all the information available on this family’s life, and put it together in story form woven around current historic events of the day. 

Now, no one is interested in reading the book except those descended from him, mostly my cousins. I’ll never be able to recoop my costs, so I give them away as Christmas gifts to family.  But the book gives me a great feeling of completion as I set this phase of my research behind me.

The Bible says my name is written in another Book and will never be erased.  It is the Book of Life.  I wonder what people will write about my life someday.  Will the collection of my life’s events interest anyone?  That remains to be seen.  But the important thing, says Jesus, is that my name is found in the Book.

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Um…actually, I would be interested in purchasing one of them.

I remember a scene from “The Pilgrim’s Progress” wherein the armored man says, “Set my name in the Book.”…..

December 20th, 2006 at 11:37 am
your wife

Since I’m your wife, and live with you, I can really tell you what people will say about you! You, Ralph Diehl are an excellent pastor/teacher, and always constant, steady and thoughtful. You are terrific!

However, I am glad you are done with this 2nd book! (as your wife…) It is interesting…

December 20th, 2006 at 1:00 pm

It is so great that you put that book together. I think heritage is one of greatest things we can give our kids. My dad is interested in genealogy and has taken me to the gravesites of my ancestors four generations back. It really helps me to feel grounded and that I come from something greater than myself. I hope your family and descendants will appreciate what you’ve done and will feel a great sense of heritage too!

October 29th, 2008 at 12:13 pm

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