Karl Forehand happily signs copies of his book “Apparent Faith: What Fatherhood Taught Me About The Father’s Heart,” on July 1, 2019 at his book signing event held at the United Methodist Church in Rock Port, Missouri. His book is on sale now.

Karl Forehand, a Rock Port citizen, has published a book entitled “Apparent Faith: What Fatherhood Taught Me About The Father’s Heart,” on July 1, 2019, with Quoir Publishing.

As the reviews of the book come in, it’s apparent that Forehand’s book is striking a resonant chord with many people.

Karl’s background has strong roots in helping others. He is the founder of Karl’s Coaching, which endeavors to help people close the gaps in their life and find wholeness in body, soul, and spirit. He has training in spiritual leadership coaching, plant-based nutrition, and spiritual direction. He was a bi-vocational pastor for 20 years. He lives in Missouri with his wife Laura and dog Winston. He has three grown children and two grandchildren.

It is his journey as a father and with his faith that led him to pen a book he calls a personal journal.

“By reflecting on being a father, I was able to re-evaluate Father God and what I believed.  It resulted in a more loving, less retributive view of God and, honestly, just a lot of good reflection that I tried to capture in the book.”

“One fundamental belief is that God turns his back on us because of sin. And that’s one thing I promised my kids I would never do, I would never turn my back on them,” said Karl, who says the book is a personal reflection based on his own experience but something he feels like many people can relate to.

His own life experiences over the years have led him to question his faith and understanding of what he had learned and preached himself over the last several years as a pastor.

One of the life changing things that has happened to his family that brought Karl to the journey of questioning faith is the medical journey his grandson, Jackson Holmes has been on since birth. Jackson is the son of Karl’s daughter, Lily, and Trevor Holmes.

“I’m not trying to convince the readers of the book of anything. I just want people to know that it’s okay to not be certain about the things we all face in life. That is what keeps us on the journey,” Karl said.

Apparent Faith is on sale at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or from Karl directly. Visit the book’s website at http://www.quoir.com/apparent-faith