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July 5, 2012

Dear God … Knee-Mail Book 1

Prison presents many challenges for both the inmates and the family who waits back home. One of the tremendous battles within the prison walls is the battle that takes place within your gray matter. Satan is a mastermind in fighting within this battle zone and many inmates just plain lose it mentally. Debauched thoughts, mental anguish, poor logic, deceptive and deceitful plans, and depression all easily fill your mind. And yes, Satan always works to fill our minds with the opposite of what God commands, whether within or outside of a physical prison cell. But somehow the prison walls have a “steroid effect” on the battle within the mind, growing these negatives exponentially. Paul the Apostle, no stranger to prison cells, told us what to do in Philippians 4:8.

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

In an effort to apply Paul’s admonishment to my own mind, as well as to record a type of journal throughout my prison term, I have been writing short letters to God and short “knee-mails” that portray imaginary conversations with saints in Heaven. Some of the first 50 “journal entries” of this type form my new book, Dear God … Book 1. It is available as an E-Publication Download at creationstore.org and it is my heart’s desire that this book draw you closer to God as you read it. Here is a brief description of the book:

Are you hurting? Do you wonder if God is still up there or down here or even still in the picture of your life? Dear God … may be the encouragement you need. These Letters to God and imaginary conversations with people in Heaven via “Knee-Mails” portray real-life heartaches and God-answers from principles in Scripture. The charcoal drawings by artist Chrystalyn Costa and unique design by graphic artist Kaylee Kelso enhance the vivid scenes portrayed in many of the short stories.

You will laugh. You will cry. You will be re-directed as you read these 50 entries written out of a heart for God as author Kent Hovind grapples with some of life’s tough questions encountered in tough times. 190 pages.

Yesterday we celebrated the signing of the Declaration of Independence. What an honor it would have been to sign that document—but what a price. As our country becomes increasingly wicked, God will judge us. Life will continue to get harder. The burdens will get heavier. I hope this little book will serve as an encouragement to re-direct your thoughts—eternally!

See ya at the finish line!

Kent Hovind

16 Comments

  1. Chad July 9, 2012 7:42 pm Reply

    God Bless you Brother Hovind. I worked in a prison for 8.5 years and I know the depression that is around and in the air. We prayed for my safety and I never once got battered or had much incident while working there but I saw many coworkers and inmates battered and emotionally attacked. MY family prays for you and for your ministry. God Bless and keep you in Jesus name!! Thank you for helping me to realize that the text book isnt always fact.

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  2. anon, anon July 10, 2012 1:41 am Reply

    I want this book

  3. Stu Malcolm July 10, 2012 1:43 am Reply

    Looking forward to reading this. Perfect timing for me. I have been dealing with alot of these feelings as my children are just about grown and flying from the nest. Thank you Dr. Hovind for putting your struggles down on paper. May God bless you richly, Stu

  4. Joy B July 10, 2012 2:22 am Reply

    Hello Sir,

    I recently viewed one of your videos at church. I decided to look for more on the web. I am so sorry for the troubles you are dealing with right now. It just goes to show you that Satan has a firm grip on this country. I just wanted you to know that I will be praying for you and your family. I KNOW God has a plan for all of this. When I was dealing with a difficult time last year I had I verse that the Lord laid on my heart at the time “Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.” I can truly say that the Lord gave me “Beauty for ashes”. Looking at things from a outside prospective I see the Lord using you in a mighty work and also he NEVER makes mistakes. Bless you! Joy

  5. Luke Martin July 10, 2012 9:34 am Reply

    Kent,
    You’re turning into a real John Bunyan, eh? :) What a blessing this book will be!!
    Prayed for you,
    Luke Martin

  6. Eric Nesbihal July 11, 2012 5:04 am Reply

    Dr. Hovind,

    I just wanted to say I really look up to you and admire your intelligence. I hope your getting by ok, you’ll be in my prayers.
    Eric Nesbihal

  7. richard July 12, 2012 12:13 am Reply

    I do agree that Darwin as been able to identify gaps between animals that bring sense why animals reproduce and in fact bring complex dna to their own kind. This describes that organisms, plants and bacteria came from various kinds of their family tree and evolved (selecting from nature) from that particular kind to a whole new branch of species. I do disagree that animals came from one long ago specie, this tells us in fact that humans can evolve into insects or vice versa. I believe that there was a creator who created living organisms and plants with their own complex dna, though an animal able to turn into a whole different known specie is impossible. I believe that various kinds of fathers where created and by chance given the ability to natural select, cross breed, and mutate with their own kind and evolve the tree of life of species (branches of families).

  8. Ryan Springer July 12, 2012 4:04 am Reply

    Hello Mr. Hovind,

    My name is Ryan Springer and I am christian. I ran across one of your videos a few years ago, and I was completely blown away with the depth of evidence that you presented for a young Earth and Universe. Your work has encouraged me in my faith and in my trust in the word of God. I am greatly saddened to here about your situation, but I will pray for you.

  9. Thierry July 12, 2012 10:00 am Reply

    Its not to “lay a snare at your feet”; but you are such an INSPIRATION sir!!!
    MAY GOD USE YOU EVEN MORE!!!

  10. Hope July 14, 2012 7:50 pm Reply

    Cool, can’t wait to get it.

  11. Tobin Crenshaw July 15, 2012 12:51 am Reply

    Thank you for the inspiration and years of dedication, you are in my prayers, often.

    http://twominutesermon.com

  12. Yury July 27, 2012 4:01 pm Reply

    well guys, that book is only ~10 bucks per PDF, I just ordered a copy!

  13. Dr. Mark A. Smith August 10, 2012 4:14 am Reply

    Kent,

    Years ago I saw you at a Prophecy Club meeting in South Bend Indiana. I would like to purchase your video series on creationism vs evolution. Is it still available?

    Doc

  14. David Koduah August 27, 2012 6:00 pm Reply

    Hello Dr Hovind,
    I live in Harlow, England. I discovered your videos in the last 6 weeks and I can’t go even a day without watching one. My family and I have been rejuvenated by your arguments for creation instead of evolution. Interestingly, I first came across your videos on youtube when I was looking for arguments in favour of the KJV and it’s a great plus, from my point of view, that you work with that version.
    About 3 weeks ago my wife advised me to look for books written by you for friends so we can spread the message and it was in my internet search that I discovered that you were in prison for alleged tax offenses. We could not believe that a country that publicly declares “in God we trust” would put a person like you, working for the Lord, in prison. However, I always trust that the Lord never leaves or forsake us in our troubles – they only come when He allows them. He knew even before you were born about this chapter in your life and how He was going to use it in the grand scheme of His plan to make all things work together for your good.
    I must admit that real good information when one actually needs it, can be very difficult to find on the internet, especially when the evil men around put a twist on everything to get their ‘gospel’ across. Some of these sites are rejoicing that “you are in jail and going to be there a long time” – you must have been really effective in your ministry and I believe the Lord would remember every bit of it and reward you accordingly.
    I saw a youtube video of a man called Rudy Davies – I hope I spelt his name right – whom you replied to in November 2010 and that was the most current, reassuring information I got about your condition. I have since discovered the kenthovindblog.com which so useful. I have also visited the creation today and the freehovind websites. I can see your son Eric has taken on your mantle (with Paul Taylor) and is doing his best, albeit in a different way to advance the kingdom – may the Lord bless him. However, I am still “old school” – God forgive me – and I am praying that He would arrange your release as soon as possible, of course, according to His will, for you to join your family and continue the good work.
    I bought your e-book yesterday – Dear God1 – and though, I am only a third of the way through, I have been so encourage by your state of mind and the lessons you are sharing. One can really learn even more from people in their times of suffering, though I suspect it must be really difficult for you given how long it’s been. I just spoke to 2 friends, co-workers in the Lord, about it (one all the way in Ghana – West Africa) and have emailed the e-book to them – I hope you do not mind, sincerely. It seems the book only goes up till 2007 and I hope the other parts will be published soon.
    Kent, I sincerely wish you all the best in this trial. May you pass the test with distinction and come out refined “seven times”, and may the Lord shorten your days in prison.
    Above all, may He come quickly.
    God bless you.
    David
    (a pastor and a hospital doctor)

  15. John Vian September 11, 2012 7:56 pm Reply

    I really feel bad for you mr. Hovind because you didn’t do any crime and yet they are going to punish you like a criminal. I know how that feels. Perhaps we should show the authorities the film by Aaron Russo.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1656880303867390173

    http://johntimothyvian.blogspot.com

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