Tuesday, May 26, 2009

From One Author to Another

Building Hiram - 05/26/09

Hello Fellow Travelers!

I was honored to receive an e-mail the other day that was unexpected. The Brother who wrote it is Terence Satchell. Brother Terence is the writer of a very thought provoking Masonic blog called Banks of the Euphrates.

I'm a bit embarrassed by the significance of what he wrote (but not enough to keep from sharing it.) I hope you enjoy his letter as much as I did.


Brother Coach N

Brother Nagy,

I have been taking my time reading through your book “Building Hiram” and wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying the book. Every once in a while, a book comes along--Masonic or otherwise--that changes the way that we think and act. Building Hiram has done that for me. It has refreshed my view on Freemasonry and has provided me with much inspiration for my articles and many points of meditation. What I love about the book is that it requires you to think about Masonry in a whole new light and that it doesn't just show you how to think about Masonry, but it teaches you how to act as a Mason.

I've observed a change in the way that I carry myself as a Freemason and interact with my Brothers and my lodge and even in the focus of the subjects of my future articles that I have been writing. I've been recommending your book to everyone and, if I may be so bold, I regard it as the best Masonic book since Carl Claudy was writing. It is simply phenomenal.

I hope that I will have the opportunity to meet you in person and absorb some of your knowledge one of these days, but for now I will just say that I am truly indebted to you for your eye-opening work. It has restored my faith in Freemasonry.

Your Brother,

Terence Satchell
Banks of the Euphrates
(Letter used with permission from the author)