Lawton native writes book about finding God every day
Roy Lee, who went to MacArthur High School and was raised in Lawton, has published his first book, "Connecting to the Best of God: Finding God in Everyday Life."
The book is a collection of 40 short devotionals taken from Lee's life experiences. Lee said the stories are short and simple and easy to read.
"The stories of the book are true events of my life," Lee said. "It is about finding God in everyday life. People think they are the only ones going through difficult situations in their lives. Reading the stories will make their life seem easier than they think it is. They will realize that they are not the only ones with problems."
Lee studied as a youth in Zion Baptist Church in Lawton under Dr. N.H. Jones. His family, including his mother, sister and brother, still reside in Lawton. He said he plans to come to Lawton for book signing soon. Lee is currently a member of the Hope Christian Center in Fort Worth, Texas, where he serves as vice chairman of the board.
Lee never thought about writing a book until one day someone put a tape recorder in front of him.
"One day I was going to speak and an older gentleman asked me to stop. I thought I did something wrong, but he put a tape recorder in front of me and told me he always wanted to record me," Lee said. "That is when I seriously considered writing my stories."
Lee said the stories are meant to be comforting and encouraging.
"We need help and comfort going through day-to-day situations and need to know that it is not the end of the world," Lee said. "Readers can read a story that may not be related to them but it can be related to someone else they know who they may be able to help."
What someone needs in his or her life may not be what someone else needs, but they can help each other to get there, he said.
"It is not meant to be a preachy book," Lee explained. "The book is simple and refers to some Bible verses, for which I have tried to give the interpretation."