Tyler Benbow is a new professor in the Church Ministry department at Warner University. To our luck, he just so happens to be an emerging author as well. He is the author of the book I’m Not Real, which our very own President Hall wrote the foreword to.
Ty graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wabash College in 2008, and later received his Master of Divinity degree from Anderson University School of Theology in 2011. He wrote his debut novel I’m Not Real while serving as Student’s Pastor at Central Community Church in Wichita, KS.
Ty was invited to speak at the Creation Museum just outside of Cincinnati on January 22, which marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe v Wade. The event included presentations from Answers In Genesis Founder/CEO Ken Ham, as well as Dr. Tommy Mitchell.
We got an opportunity to do a Q&A with Ty and asked him a few questions about his new book:
Q: What is the synopsis of “I’m Not Real”?
Ty: I’m Not Real is a novel containing a compassionate pro-life message that exists to honor lost unborn life and to serve women struggling with their decision to abort their child.
Q: What led you to write this book?
Ty: The original idea to write the book came in the weeks following the shooting of Dr. George Tiller in the summer of 2009. Dr. Tiller was a doctor in Wichita, KS who provided abortion services in the city of Wichita. I was interning at a church in West Wichita when Dr. Tiller was shot to death in his church on the east side of town. The brokenness I witnessed in and around the city that summer prompted me to write this book.
Q: Who do you think will benefit most from reading it? If everyone… who will pass it on to a friend?
Ty: I believe this book will be perhaps most helpful to the individual who doesn’t even know they are hurting. Abortion is drastically more prevalent than people realize, and has been a difficult decision for more women than most realized. That is why the grassroots effort of spreading this message is so important. People gifting this book to others will be crucial, because abortion is not something we talk about, and when we do talk about it we don’t talk about it very well. This book, I pray, can stand in the gap and serve those who don’t even know/admit they need help.
You can purchase a copy of I’m Not Real at the book’s website: imnotrealbook.com, or better yet, for those near Warner campus, you can purchase a copy of the book from the Warner bookstore.
On March 15, there will be a book signing after chapel. So be sure to pick up your copy from the bookstore and have him sign it! More details to come…