Explore the Meaning of Life, Time and Creation
About the Book:
Your Origin and Destiny explores the meaning of Life, Time, Evolution and Creation. Do you ever wonder who you are and why you’re on this Earth? Harnessing science and faith, Ivan Rudolph, author of Living Beyond: Making Sense of Near Death Experiences (2015), offers unique revelations and research that will lead to you expanding your own perspectives in all these areas, even if you have thought them through in the past. You’ll find that Time itself is different and far beyond our assumptions and experiences. Finding answers to life’s most pressing questions will leave you touched, satisfied and excited.
Have you ever wondered whether the fundamental Evolution vs. Creation disagreements can be resolved? They can, and Rudolph analyzes why our own beginnings are entrenched in this issue, and how the confusion and distress of this redundant debate has caused many to abandon belief in an eternal God and an afterlife.
This easy-to-read book, Your Origin and Destiny, is a unique and poignant approach to life’s most important questions. You will be inspired by your fresh understanding and vision to pursue a fulfilling life of purpose and love, leading you into an eternal future. Most importantly, you will see yourself in a vibrant new light that will follow you long after the last page.
What people are saying:
“This book contains one of the most logical explanations of man’s purpose in the universe that I have ever read!” — by Rev. Dave Smethurst, international evangelist, Chaplain to Olympic Games, and founder of many orphanages in Eastern Europe.
“‘Your Origin and Destiny’ provides a well constructed pathway to understanding the deeper meaning of life. This book is a compelling testament to the reality of God, creation and the reason we are here.
Being the only survivor of a fatal airplane crash and experiencing life-after-death, I was fascinated by Ivan’s ability to address life and eternity in a way that adjusts the focus of the reader. After personally having a life-altering revelation of Heaven, it is rare to find someone who is able to effectively articulate the relation between this life and the next in a way that provides clarity and logic.
This book provides generous answers to the student searching for the meaning of life, as well as offers compelling argument to change the mind of the intellectual who believes God is a crutch for the weak. I recommend this book to anyone searching for meaning in life and to those who want to know more about the reality of a Divine Creator.” — by airplane pilot and trainer Capt. Dale Black, Founder of Dale Black Ministries, and author of two excellent books: Flight To Heaven and Visiting Heaven.
1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?
I was born and raised in Zimbabwe in Africa and had a wonderful freewheeling childhood. Then one Christmas we were rained in and I tried to read a cowboy book, with many words I could not make out – but something almost miraculous happened – exciting pictures flooded my imagination and I was hooked! Then when a young teenager I went hitch-hiking around parts of Africa and collected rocks as I went along, making a labeled collection and writing an article about them on return. I entered the article into a competition that I won, and again I was hooked, this time both by writing and by rocks – no surprise that the first of my University degrees was in Geology and Chemistry!
2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?
I began writing in earnest around my thirties, but with a wonderful wife and four delightful children, I did so at night so that I could play my part in and for the family while they were awake. This way my lovely family would not resent my writing for so many hours. Nowadays, I continue to write in the main at night in my study.
3: Where do your ideas come from?
Brenda complains that as soon as I finish one book I never promote it properly because I always start on the next one right away! I guess because I major in non-fiction and each book takes years of research, interviews and travel before I settle down to do much of the writing, which gives me time to form my main ideas. For example, I have sketched out the main concepts for my next book including the likely chapters, but a great deal of research will take place first before serious writing begins. Fiction on the other hand I found dead easy—it uses imagination alone without time-taking investigations; but my curse is that I much prefer non-fiction!
4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?
With fiction, I had a rough sketch in my head only and then simply let the story develop from there. Non-fiction is very disciplined and prescribed by the information you uncover. Incidentally, I have dropped writing a number of books after massive research and time spent if I have not managed to find sufficient previously unknown material.
5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?
I have written in different genres but my non-fiction has had an underlying intention of helping people. You know, writing like I do becomes a long hard night and I have often toyed with the dream of stopping, but then I get an email or letter how from a reader who has been helped in some way and I am buoyed and at it again! I guess it is like an addiction.
6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?
A previous book was made into a movie in Africa, and I have recently signed a contract for another movie to be made of the life of the extraordinary man Dr John Flynn who founded the world’s first Flying Doctor service in Australia. However, my last two books are themed and include the accounts of many people rather than being about a handful of significant people, and therefore don’t lend themselves to movies.
7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?
Ironically, despite my love of reading, I do not find the time anymore to do more than simply skirt over books. Sad!
8: What book/s are you reading at present?
None at present, unless you count the cartoon books I enjoy.
9: What is your favourite book and why?
Definitely the Bible – it is not boring once you really get into it, and it kind of resonates deep inside me unlike other books ever did.
10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?
Don’t do it for money because very few make a good living from writing books – but do it if you love the craft. Love when fulfilled always has its own rewards!
11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?
Apart from some blurb on Amazon, my web page is best at ivanrudolph.com
About the Author:
I have always enjoyed writing, including magazine articles, however my passion is authoring books. Each non-fiction themed book such as “Your Origin and Destiny”, and my previous one “Living Beyond: Making Sense of Near Death Experiences”, takes many years of research.
I currently live on the Sunshine Coast of Australia and am enjoying our growing family, with son-in-law David and daughter-in-law Angela, not to mention six of the world’s cutest grandkids, Caleb, Jesse, Lydia, Abigail, Xavier and Dominic.