Channeled By God

An Autobiography

by Charles D. Collard



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/17/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 516
ISBN : 9781425903329

About the Book

This is a book about the grace of God and His singular purpose for everyone’s life.  Using his life as an example, the author signals how we are born into certain families, have certain unique talents, have various life experiences, learn important life lessons, get off track and have to be bounced around a bit, and perhaps have to hit a horrible bottom before we surrender to this ordained purpose from our Creator.


The book is colorful, fast moving, and covers a multitude of areas including alcoholism, the 12 step program, psychology and the field of mental health, theology, New Age journeys, custody battles, male-female relations, many travel and adventure experiences, and various other topics as sampled by the author.  Mostly, the book is about the futility of our personal resources in serving our God ordained purpose without a surrender to this power greater than ourselves and the grace that follows.

About the Author

The author is a psychotherapist and mental health clinician by profession and was educated at Central Michigan University, the University of Michigan, The Synthesis Graduate School for the Study of Man, and various other places.  None of this helped him to live life on life’s terms.  He describes himself as an “educated fool.”


Now in semi-retirement, he chronicles his life journey from the very beginning to the present, showing how all his education, will power, personal resources, and various talents did him little good until God brought him to his knees and a surrender took place through a combination of predestination and free will.


In the final analysis, he was rescued from the disease of alcoholism and has many years of sobriety thanks to the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous and the grace of God.  He continues to live this spiritual program to the best of his ability, one day at a time.  As one old timer in AA said, “Chuck is living proof that even an intellectual can get this program.”


Mostly, Chuck hopes his story will encourage readers to view their own lives, with its twists and turns and seeming coincidences and contradictions (both good and bad), from a higher and more purposeful perspective.