Lou Poumakis is the author of Faith on Earth? He has also published several articles relating God’s word to current events. He lives in Florida with his wife, Joan.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m a retired electrical engineer but have been interested in and studying Scripture since my conversion in the early 70s. I was ordained as elder in the Presbyterian Church of America and later as minister in the Federation of Reformed Churches. I became interested in the writings of R. J. Rushdoony, founder of the Christian Reconstruction movement and began writing articles on the subject after my retirement about ten years ago.
What made you first decide to become a writer?
After retiring, first from engineering and then from preaching, I thought there was a need for the ideas referred to above to be made available in a compact and easily understood form. Faith on Earth? is my attempt to do just that.
Can you tell us about your latest book?
Faith on Earth? addresses the decline in Christian influence in the West over the last two centuries and locates the source of the problem in a truncated view of the kingdom of God. God’s kingdom is now generally seen as being restricted to the church instead of the entire world culture. This has limited the work of Christians to evangelism and prevented the Christian faith from impacting the culture as it did in the past. The book sees this as the central factor in the decline of Christian values and the rise of humanistic influence throughout the world. It describes what needs to be done to correct this situation and then holds out hope for the future. It is not a heavy theological treatise but is easily understood by the average reader. True Christians will find it to be an encouragement and a challenge.
What inspired you to write it?
What is one thing you hope readers will take away from this book?
I would hope that Christian readers would discover what the Lord expects from them in this life and the sense of purpose and meaning that they are missing without pursuing that purpose.
How is your book different from others on the market?
It is different from what one hears from most pulpits today in that:
1. It is optimistic for the future. It sees the Great Commission as being fulfilled and the Christian faith as the faith of the whole world before the Lord returns.
2. It places the responsibility for accomplishing this, not just with pastors and missionaries, but with every believer, with all true Christians.
These are not just new ideas but they reflect back to historic Christianity as demonstrated in the extensive work of the late philosopher/theologian R. J. Rushdoony. These concepts are gaining the support of committed Christians both here and abroad. The book is solidly based on Scripture yet easily understood by the average reader.
Where can readers purchase a copy of your book?
It is available at Amazon or at the publisher:
What is up next for you?
Possibly another book
Is there anything you would like to add?
The website is http://faithonearth.net/ (still under construction)