Michael J. Silberg
I was brought up in a church community in the western suburbs of
Chicago where I was raised on the Bible. Being a member of the baby
boomer generation I came of age in the middle of the 60’s rebellion.
At the same time the charismatic movement was impacting the
churches. My life was shaped significantly by both.
embraced the charismatic movement and fortunately the Lord’s
influence prevailed in my life and He delivered me from the negative
effects of the 60’s. I developed a love for the Lord and His word
and pursued these interests at Anderson University in Anderson,
Indiana. I received a degree in Bible and Religion in 1977. During
this time I became more involved with Bible study and developed an
interest in Bible prophecy.
Lord has led me down varied roads in my life experience. After
surviving the 60’s and graduating from college, I got married. I
spent two years in Navy flight school in Florida and Texas. When I
got out of the Navy my wife and I ran art galleries and developed
businesses centered around her art work. This was a time of marital
difficulty for us. After years of struggle the Lord began to heal
the problem areas of our marriage through the counsel of a godly
woman who became our best friend. Leoma and I are now approaching
our 30th wedding anniversary. Thanks be to God for His
goodness and faithfulness.
now live in Florida. The Lord used the ministry of John Eldredge,
Wild at Heart, and my own "band of brothers" to help launch me out
of my shell of complacency. I am now more proactive with my life. I
am writing, speaking, and fighting battles with the Lord's help in a
way that was totally foreign to me not too long ago. I am very
excited about this new direction and am looking forward to what is
to come. Jesus, the Prince of Life is coming for us! I can't
live with Leoma, our cranky parrot Solomon, and Lois the cat in a
little fishing village in southwest Florida.
Michael J. Silberg / 2007