Monday, November 28, 2011

So, one more opening hook to go. Let's review: a hook should be the single most exciting thing you can write about the subject that makes your book sound...

* Exciting
* New
* Needed
* Timely

With that in mind, here's my hook for The MotherHeart of God: Biblical Evidence for the Femininity of the Holy Spirit...

My favorite line of all time is from The Matrix. When Neo (Keanu Reeves) meets Trinity, a beautiful woman and one of the leaders of the revolution, he’s momentarily sideswiped and blurts “I just thought ummm…you were a guy.”
 Trinity replies, “Most guys do.”

Of course, when it comes to the Christian Trinity we’re all expecting a bunch of guys. This is because God is Father and Jesus is Son, but what about the third person of the Trinity—the Holy Spirit? Should the Holy Spirit also be aligned with the male image? According to my shocking spiritual experience and according to the teachings laid out in the Bible, no she should not.

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