This is Don Hood’s first book about a young man searching for the truth and learning about real life from a mysterious priest who shows up in a dark university library.
Here is a sample of It’s Really More Simple Than That!
The First Time We Met
It was a particularly dark night the first time we met. It was late fall with a chill in the air. Everyone was busy going in their own direction wrapped up in their own little worlds. I wanted to get some more books from the library before it closed. I’d been reading everything I could get my hands on concerning spirituality. I found that the university library had a good selection, books that were much deeper than the usual stuff one could find at the local bookstore.
I pulled into the parking lot and walked over to the old building. I went right up to the top floor. In the back corner were books on religion and spirituality, philosophy and the occult. I had stumbled upon this section when I was up here two weeks earlier and had been wanting to get back to it ever since. There was something very familiar about this part of the library, something I couldn’t put my finger on, but it felt like home.
I found my corner and nestled in with a dozen or so books sprawled around me. I had been there for about an hour and a half when I heard a voice behind me ask, “What are you looking for?” I looked up and saw a priest in his robes looking down on me.
“What are you looking for?” he asked again. This man was decidedly Italian. I figured that he must be part of the divinity school connected with the university.
“I am looking for books on religion and spirituality,” I said.
“What are you looking for?” he asked again.
“I am looking for books on the truth. Spiritual books.”
“It’s really more simple than that!” he said.
I glanced down at all of the books I had in my lap and on the floor. When I looked up, he was gone.