I am writing for anyone who might be interested to let you know of my availability for speaking at your church beginning in December 2017.
I have a degree from Talbot Theological Seminary and six years’ experience as a senior pastor. More recently, I retired early from a career as a financial analyst to write fulltime. The “Who and Why” page of this blog describes my passion for writing and speaking as well as my qualifications.
I have a book set for publication next year entitled Shipwrecked Lives. This book examines the poor decisions of many minor biblical characters and what we can learn from their failures. My talks on King Saul have been popular in the past; I could speak on one of the characters from this book.
Additionally, I have written a book on future things called The Thrill of Hope. This book shows why our hope of eternity matters so much for our daily lives, particularly in the areas of relieving anxieties and healing wounds of the past.
Apart from looking to their future hope, believers often become attached to the things of this world where disappointments add to their fears of what might be ahead. I am passionate about the specifics of our eternal hope and present a two-world perspective that helps Jesus’ followers endure the many frustrations of this life.
I live in Eastern Iowa and am looking for opportunities in Iowa, Northern Illinois, southern Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
If you are interested, please contact me at my e-mail address: Jonathanbrentner@yahoo.com or through this blog. I will let you know my open dates and work to schedule a date that will work for you.