GOD AND FORMULA ONE: 'BEYOND THE ZONE'
(THE FASTEST BOOK IN THE WORLD)
A look into the spirituality, the faith of Grand Prix drivers and what it means
GOD AND FORMULA ONE: 'BEYOND THE ZONE' (THE FASTEST BOOK IN THE WORLD)
Published BEFORE it’s been written!
A look into the spirituality, the faith of Grand Prix drivers and what it means to them.
"I am able to experience God's presence on earth. If I go to church, I go on my own and I like to be there alone. I find more peace that way."
- Ayrton Senna
* From 'The Death of Ayrton Senna' by Richard Williams
(Publisher Viking, Part of the Penguin Group, first published 1995)
"Ayrton has a small problem. He thinks he can't kill himself, because he believes in God... and I think that's very dangerous for the other drivers."
- Alain Prost on his great rival, Ayrton Senna
from 'FORMULA 1: The Autobiography'
Edited by Gerald Donaldson (and first published in the UK in 2002 by Wedenfeld and Nicolson). Thanks for the great gift, dad.
"There are only three sports: bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games."
- Ernest Hemingway
“Grand Prix racing is primarily a mental contest… it’s a battle of strength of wills by the combatants and a magnificent contest, the arena to display and share unique gifts and talents. Perhaps in this ‘theatre of speed’, F1 is a metaphor for life itself”
- craig lock
THE FASTEST BOOK IN THE WORLD (4 minutes)!
Published BEFORE it’s been written!
Seed of idea and title for book: 1.32 pm on 25th August 2011
New Zealand time (NZt)
Finished uploading (to Amazon) 1.36 pm on 25th August 2011
Published by Amazon 25th August 2011
HOWZAT! (oops, sorry the books not about cricket!)
Who says "work" (writing and publishing and especially writing about the “very serious” subject of God and spirituality can't be FUN (great) !!!
THE "FOUR MINITE MILE, er sorry RACE
I just had this idea a minute ago (just “popped/flew into my little head”), so will write and post up at Amazon. In the meantime, if anyone is interested in my writings to date on this "airey-fairey" spiritual manuscript, they can email me at email@example.com
I've been fascinated by the overlap between the human mind and spirituality for over two decades... and the Ultimate Source, God I feel is "leading" me to write and share this manuscript, yet another "true labour of love" ("Crazy" or perhaps not!!!). At least I believe so … but then perhaps it’s just me and my intuition/will/choice. We’ll see!
No matter, so better start writing then… or as my dear mother used to say “get cracking/weaving”…
“totally impulsive” craig
25th October in the year 2011
"Aim at heaven and you'll have earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you'll hit neither."
- CS Lewis, English poet, essayist and novelist
“Whenever (or perhaps rather ‘ if ever’) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”
- craig (as adapted from the words of Jonathan Edwards, a former minister in Massachusetts (New England)
Don’t worry about the world ending today...it’s already tomorrow in “little scenic and tranquil” New Zealand
Rugby World Cup winners 2011
"To beat the All Blacks, you have to close your eyes and, depending on your religion, pray and hope that the good Lord will come to your assistance." - French star rugby player, Jean-Pierre Rives, who played in the 24-19 victory in New Zealand in 1979
“Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
- Hebrews 12:1
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About the Author
I’ve been writing about my passions since 1993.
The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at creativekiwis.com/books.html and lulu.com/craiglock (* Hard copies and e-books – fiction and non-fiction: novels on South Africa, self help, personal growth, inspiration, travel, humour and money books).
Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia (briefly) and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. Five published books later (well they turned out to be a vanity publisher and he and his family lost everything, their life savings, including the kitchen sink* - that episode is a book in itself!).
Now many years later, “recovering“, having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life.
Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). Together with his “technowhizz”friend, Bill Rosoman, he was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet and this has developed to new writing and publishing courses we have introduced on our new Creative Kiwis.com website (www.creative kiwis.com)
* that’s a metaphor, btw (“by the way”)
Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality".
One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy.
Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so."
Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season.". True!
The “writer” loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his lifes savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep!
So here goes…
# HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE
Craig Lock is an extensive world traveller and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his life's savings on airfares. He is still 'sliding down the razor blade of life', stuck on a deserted (other than a few brilliant rugby players) island at the bottom of the world near Antarctica, where he is 'trying to throw a double six' to get off and go out into the real world - but he doesn't know where!
In the style of Bill Bryson, HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE tells tales of his hilarious hair-raising adventures in his younger years through 'Grate' Britain and the Continent.
‘’Dropped out in Godzone‘’: Craig Lock's humorous travel book about his adventures in provincial New Zealand... One man and his family - and their experiences "Down Under".
The author and his wife contrast life in colourful, vibrant South Africa with calm and kindly New Zealand - and with large dashes of humour offer much understanding of, and sympathy with the social attitudes of the two worlds.
A new immigrant's impressions of life in provincial New Zealand (after coming from a large city in South Africa) ... and there were one or two rather funny adventures, nay escapades in "Sleepy Hollow" from time to time!
"DROPPED OUT IN GODZONE is an original and agreeable piece of work. The picture it gives of New Zealand- to one who has never been there- has a ring of complete authenticity. The feeling of the country is relaxed, and perhaps rather unstimulating, but we get an overall impression from the writer that he views his time there with some affection, and above all with tolerance."
This book breathes a natural humour and kindliness, which is what gives it the individual character that is so appealing.
Autobiography has a particular value as a literary form. It is a shared kind of writing and I'll continue to bang the drum. It is unusual to encounter two such different manuscripts from the same author. Both (THE END OF THE LINE is the other book) have quality and share an easy and assured writing style that is a pleasure to read. Both of these short books are of first rate quality."
Craig is presently working on his latest novel 'The Awakened Spirit', based on some true and inspiring stories of the indomitable human spirit, that lies within each one of us. Stories of endless possibilities.
He firmly believes in the motto: "Find what you love doing, then you will never have to do a days work in your life." Craig is certain he has found his niche in life... anyway, what other job would be suitable for him?
PPS: Well there WAS a big earththquake here in "Sleepy Hollow" a few years back with buildings damaged. It made international news (but so tragic about the recent Christchurch quakes)!
Don't worry about the world ending today...
as it's already tomorrow in little scenic and tranquil New Zealand
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