Author Interview

Author Interview

Commonly asked questions about this book range from, “What is your vision of God?” to, “How do you address questions regarding science versus God?” In this author Q&A, Kenneth B. Little expands upon some of the integral plot elements of God’s Intervention.

Question: God’s Intervention: A Second Chance for Humankind describes in detail the “true” nature of God. How did you develop your version of what God really is?

Answer: The short answer is, “Over time.” The long answer is, “Through research.” The world’s major religions, all of which evolved over the last 7,000 years, are based upon teachings by a series of prophets, and documented by other people over hundreds of years. Despite that the original messaging from God to the prophets was undoubtedly consistent, over time different practices and beliefs evolved … which, as we know, has led to near-constant war. This most certainly is not what God intended. I looked at commonalities to develop my version of God. I think it’s fair to say the common thread in all faiths is placing of the needs of others above one’s personal desires. In God’s Intervention this is the key to eternal life. Helping someone in need warms you inside, like biting into a piece of homemade fudge. Unlike the sugar high, which rapidly passes, the human warmth you feel lasts a life-time.

Question: How do you address questions regarding science versus God?

Answer: Organized religion, particularly in the Abrahamic tradition, has traditionally created friction between science and God, where none is required. In God’s Intervention, God is the universal life force, the only intelligent form of energy. God existed before the physical universe burst into existence 14.5 billion years ago and continues to exist outside of space and time. Like entangled electrons, God’s consciousness is fully connected instantaneously.

Question: Does your version of God create life, as per the Christian tradition?

Answer: Yes and no. My God is less a commander-in-chief and more of a hands-off, evolutionary God. When conditions are right for the formation of life anywhere in the universe, God is there to supply the life force. Intelligent life forms eventually evolve from this initial injection of life force, and evolution occurs. When they reach a state of evolution where they can reason, like humans can, they can grow their life force exponentially simply by focusing on the needs of others. Upon physical death, those who do this join the life force that is God for all eternity.

Question: Do you envision God as creating the physical universe?

Answer: No. God exists simultaneously with it, though. If God had created it, God would have done a much better job. The universe is not a friendly neighbourhood. Our own sun is a pretty docile star, but it still emits enough energized particles to kill every living thing on the surface of the Earth. Fortunately, our planet has a strong magnetic field and an atmosphere that protects us. Still, when the sun runs out of hydrogen fuel, it will expand into a red giant star and incinerate everything on Earth. Other, larger stars completely collapse and become supernovae that obliterate everything around them. God would surely have created a more sustainable version of the universe.

Question: In your book, God’s Intervention, why has God chosen to intervene to save humankind?

Answer: Because the social and spiritual evolution of the humans has scarcely advanced at all in the last 1,000 years―while technology has advanced exponentially in the last 100 years! We still operate as tribes, protecting our global resources as if we are little children yelling, “Mine! Mine!” We can no longer be this way. Not only are humans rapidly depleting the world’s resources―threatening the future of all living things―but nuclear, chemical, biological, and cyber weapons are increasing and becoming easier to obtain. All it will take is for one unstable terrorist or world leader to have a bad day, and then we’ll all perish.

Question: In God’s Intervention, what does God want humans to do to fix this?

Answer: God wants humankind and planet Earth to survive and flourish and so the first thing God wants is for wars and killing to be stopped! Humans must learn to be at one with their species, and ultimately, with their planet. Only then can we fully develop the life force within us and join God to survive the end of the physical universe.

Question: God sends Sarah as an emissary. She is a compilation of 40 million female souls from Heaven. Why 40 million? And why only female souls?

Answer: I selected the number 40 million because, to me, that number encompassed every type of life, death, faith, culture, and period in history that ever occurred on Earth. I wanted Sarah to be balanced. The femaleness is tied to my version of Heaven, which is when we join God―sort of a ‘one ocean, many drops’ scenario. I am convinced there are more female than male souls in Heaven because women, as child-bearers, nurture and support other humans in ways men usually do not, which creates more life force. I also wanted to counterbalance the fact that human political and religious leaders are predominantly male. The journey to human unity―becoming at one with each other―cannot occur without significant female leadership.

Question: In the book, how does Sarah work with world leaders to help humans become ‘at one’?

Answer: The heads of state―represented mostly by the main character, American president Samuel Cummings―must learn to adapt to the elimination of military might as a factor in global relations between countries. Under Sarah’s guidance, leaders become enlightened and learn new approaches to global governance that promote unity and peace. Cummings, while working to save America’s economy in the aftermath of the collapse of the military industrial complex, also embarks upon a personal journey toward enlightenment.

Question: Your book is a substantial piece of work. Do you think people will shy away from it because of its length?

Answer: I didn’t start out to write a long book, but I did want to offer solutions to some major problems facing humankind. I guess it could never have been a short story. Also, it’s not quite as long as it seems―I requested it be printed in a larger font. Hey, I’m 72 … and I want all my friends to read it.

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