Why does Sam Kneller think he can help you answer the question, how would you bring peace and prosperity to the Earth?
Sam Kneller was born in London and has lived around the world in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Spain, Canada, Israel, and Belgium with the last 35 years in France. He spent 25 years in the Christian Ministry in Canada and France. In the late 90s, he taught webmastering and carried out technical writing.
In 1998 he started BonjourLaFrance.com, a successful site for travel and tourism in France, and is now occupied with web mastering, studying, teaching, speaking and writing.
From his sheltered life at 17, Sam Kneller went to the Middle East to continue his schooling and was immersed in a ‘world and mind opening experiences’, living in Israel, learning Hebrew and reading Time magazine cover to cover.
At 19 Sam Kneller moved to Belgium to be plunged into Europe, French and the diamond industry. 1968 was another year of big change. In a quest for understanding, he gave up a life of affluence and moved to the UK to resume his college education.
He always had an interest in how things, anything and everything, work. He remembers standing for hours watching construction sites, fascinated by the equipment and the building process. This lead him to the fields of mathematics and physics, and later his inquisitive mind ended up posing questions about life itself.
His personal life voyage has taken him places he never dreamed of
and his writing journey will take you on an investigative adventure
into unchartered territory, beckoning to be discovered.
Lately, he’s been thinking about some circumstances that have come together in his life to end up in this book.
His father was the renegade who, with the trade of furrier, left the home cocoon in Lancut, Poland for a worldwide experience. He had talent. Make a coat with one less skin than other furriers and an eye for color matching, so the coat was the same color all the way around. From upper-class London to army Generals in Manchuria, his father exercised his profession anywhere and everywhere.
He ended up spending time in Western Europe and wound up settling, more or less, in the UK where he met Sam Kneller’s mother, who was of Chinese descent, and soon after he came on the scene.
Experiences were undoubtedly not pleasant memories for his parents, for they shared none of them with him. He has a very vague recollection of meeting his grandmother on his mother’s side once. And then from London where he was born they whisked off to South Africa on one of those Castle line ‘one class’ vessels that he really got to appreciate, except for the Neptune ceremony when crossing the equator.
Maybe one of the ‘scared weakling kid’ characteristics, along with an episode where one of his friends bullied him, causing him to fall into the rose bushes. That incident prompted his mother to have him take boxing lessons! He don’t know exactly what effect that had on him, just to say that he’s a complex mixture of shy away from conflict, don’t get involved and being a sort of loner while standing up for his convictions even to the point of making people eat it… which is one of the key points he asked his editor to soften in the book.
The particularity of Sam’s writing finds its origin in Johannesburg, South Africa, when he was 11 years old. That’s when he attended Hebrew classes at 7:00 am, before his regular classes in school. He learned the alphabet and readings, which, because of their foreign nature, are difficult to learn when your older. At 16, he spent a couple of years in Israel and learned to speak Hebrew. This basic knowledge has helped him immensely in his quest to help students unlock Bible meaning.
… Hang in there, more coming soon about Sam Kneller.