Experiences of introverted author reflected in new book
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Bladensburg, MD, September 4, 2011
– Author Louis N.
Jones always knew that he was different from many people he encountered.
He was labeled as “quiet” since he was a kid growing up in Washington,
D.C. It was a tag that was all but complimentary. But as much as he
tried, he could never bring himself to be the life of the party or the
most ostentatious person in the room. Often, if people were talking, he
would be the last one to say anything, and then only if asked. In that
instance, his words were usually brief and direct, with little
The pressure to break free from this “quiet”
existence was constantly upon him, even in the church. The church is
by-and-large an extroverted institution. Many Scriptures in the Bible
are interpreted from an extroverted point of view, such that the
introvert feels as if his life is unscriptural and displeasing to God.
In January 2011, Jones began to wonder why his attempts to be more
outgoing were met with failure and frustration. It was at this time that
he discovered in prayer that God did not make him to be that way. God
made him to be quiet, contemplative, and oriented to time alone. This
revelation resulted in the book Wallflowers in the Kingdom (December
2011). The book details his experiences as an introvert in his childhood
and adult life, and draws upon those experiences to make the case that
introverts are created that way by God and are important in the
functioning of the Kingdom of God. The book embarks upon an examination
of Scriptures that support the lifestyle of the introvert, and calls
upon extroverts and introverts to better understand one another in order
to foster harmony in the church.
Wallflowers in the Kingdom is
yet another resounding voice in a Godly chorus designed to bring more
light and vindication to the lifestyle of the introvert in the
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