Faith is subject of Dudeff book

Farragut retiree John Milan Dudeff has shown how social media was used to lead people toward a more benevolent life in his recently released book, “The Treacherous Selfie: Be Careful of What You Ask in Prayer.”

Through LifeRich Publishing, Dudeff said the book is about social media and faith, but not religion.

“I don’t care if you’re Catholic or Protestant or atheist,” he said. “It’s all based on belief, and what you believe is we’re all here on Earth for 70 or 80 years, and God created a story for your soul He wrote before you were born.

“You come to Earth and we’re all connected,” Dudeff added. “When you pass over … you’re going to sit with your creator and He will ask, ‘Hey, John, we wrote this story … how did you do?’

“The world today is infected with self and instant gratification.”

He explained the book, a work of fiction, relates a story of how software engineer Simon Northstrum was chosen to lead humanity away from its electronics-saturated existence to new, purposeful lives with guidance from beings called the Dominions.

He noted the book started as a movie script.

“I wrote this (script) back in the 1980s,” Dudeff said. “Of course, then we didn’t have all the technology — it was all based on fax machines and things like that — but the main story was the same: people are supposed to live a benevolent life.”

He was inspired on the subject after his daughter was bullied at school. After completing the script, the story already was 30 years old and technology had changed. However, someone advised, with the current self-publishing, the work could be published as a book.

He has sent copies to former President Donald Trump, Fox News network and Knoxville Bishop Rick Stika.

The book is available online, as e-book, hard and soft copy, from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other major bookstores, as well as iBooks and Books-A-Million.

For more information, visit https://www.liferichpublishing .com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/818273-the-treacherous-selfie