It is with great joy that we at The Prophets of God blog announce “The Priests of God: Unveiling the Order of Melchizedek,” the next installment in THE PROPHETS, PRIESTS AND KINGS SERIES. God willing, we expect a release on or before July 26th. Below is part one of a question and answer with writer, pastor and teacher, John Finkbeiner.
Q- First off, I congratulate you. I do not recall any books on this subject. Are you aware of any? How did you come up with the idea for The Priests of God?
A- I’m reluctant to accept congratulations after all the patience and grace God has shown me. This book was written because God wanted it to be, not because of anything I’ve done that deserves congratulations. For some reason, the Lord chose me and never gave up on me. Eventually, we produced a book I am proud to be a part of, but it took awhile.
No, I don’t know of anything like it. There may be, but I never researched the topic. My approach is to dig into the Bible. I heard recently the Mormons have had a shared interest in Melchizedek. Not sure what they came up with, but it does not really matter. I write on Biblical-rich topics. I don’t have any reason to read commentaries or extra-Biblical materials.
As to the last part of your question, the idea for The Priests of God was born of necessity. The idea for the series Prophets, Priests and Kings, came to me first. I noticed it was a theme in Scripture as a whole and felt it was begging to be explored. It was too big a subject to treat as one book so I had to individually examine each part.
Q- How long did it take you to write?
A- I like the answer “All my life.” I heard that from a writer once and believe it’s true for me. I was a ripe old age before I published anything. The People of God came out in 2010, then it was two more in three years. Here we are, more than four years after Lifesaver. There were months of no writing activity, but ideas were marinating and my Scripture reading was producing great results. Thinking seriously about the topic started ten years ago. There were times I wasn’t sure whether I was going to write this book, but that’s all history now. The Priests of God is in book form and I could not be happier.