Good Morning Friends!
I am thrilled to bring you this week's Thursday Thoughts from Corbin Bernsen brought to you by Adams Media & Pelican Book Group.
This post is part of Mr. Bernsen's ""Win It Before You Can Buy It" Book Giveaway!" so leave a comment for your chance to win 1 of 2 copies of Rust, the novel adaptation to the movie Corbin wrote and produced in 2010.
In his own words, Corbin tells us how Rust the novel came about.....
I never knew while writing the film version of Rust that my “journey of faith” had begun. I grew up in a Christian Science household, so my introduction to Christian faith was well cemented; but over the years, without going to church, bible study or keeping the dust off, my faith drifted to the back of my mind—although, it never faded completely, and I have always felt the presence of Jesus in my life, stronger at times than others. After my father died, the void once occupied by practicing faith daily became apparent as I grappled with the concept that my father was gone. Then, with what I now understand to be a perfect confluence of events organized by powers greater than me--OK, God—things began to come to me, including the small town of Kipling, Saskatchewan, buried in the heartland of Canada, wanting to make a movie… and FUND IT! Wow!
And so the journey began. It became clear that this was much more than just making a movie. This was a path laid out for me to simply give in, give over, and follow. Every turn, every day, became a clear signpost that kept driving me in a direction… a road to rediscovering my faith.
And the movie Rust was made. Picked up by Sony Pictures / Affirm Pictures – the company that had just released Fireproof! Everything, and I mean everything, was flowing. The ice and mud that had congested my faith was gone and I was running free with purpose and direction. It hasn’t let up since. I have written and directed five more of what I call “journey of faith films.” Along the way my mother passed, and I can tell you, thank God--and I mean that--thank You Lord for giving me a structure, a path, and a peace to get me through that rough time!
As time passed, once again a rust brought on by complacency, which in turn gave way to fear, began to corrode my new-found faith. In a world head-locked in turmoil, without hope, delivering doubt about so many things--my country, world, and most shockingly, God--I found myself asking the very same question James Moore asks in Rust: “How could such a loving God allow so much pain and suffering?”
That lasted all of five minutes and the answer was delivered. Time to dust off the faith once again, put in the time, redirect the focus and remove the "rust" that had begun working its way back in. Write the book! Rust the novel. Go back to the well and drink again the story that set you on the path. God has not forsaken you! I did, and a yet another reinvention of my life and faith has begun!
Fans will be able to enjoy Rust: The Novel in both softcover and e-book formats. Pre-order discounts as well as book clubs, retailers’ and librarians’ specials are available. For more information about the forthcoming novel and Bernsen, visit http://pelicanbookgroup.com/rustnovel.
RUST the movie can be purchased at Amazon.com.