Hi, my name is Benjamin.  Welcome to my blog which will cover a series that I am happy to have the privilege to discuss.  A series that involves life through my eyes.  A life that has endured some trials and successes that I believe that others can benefit from.  Life through the eyes of Benjamin.  I’ll share some details with you so that you can determine whether or not you should choose to get and remained engaged here to follow this series.

I was born in a big city and had lived half of my childhood there, only for my family to pack up and move to a rural area where farming and logging ruled the day.  So, I have had the privilege of living in urban and rural environments.  We attended church regularly, as often as the doors would open.  I had a fairly decent childhood and was a good kid for the most part.  After having graduated high school, I decided to join the army.  I was not ready for college and I very much wanted to leave home and experience something different from what I was used too.  Upon joining the army, things in my life began to take a different turn after I met a group of churchgoers.  From that time moving forward, things grew very dark for me having entered into a world that I was not prepared for.  A world that most may not have even dreamed of.  A world where God doesn’t seem to exist at the very place where many of us were led to believe that he primarily existed.  That place was a church that performed very bizarre practices, but not in the open.  Those practices took place behind the scenes.  I discuss this darkness in the first volume of this series.  Now for the purpose of this blog.

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 The purpose of this blog is to supplement the series, beginning with “The Work Volume I – The Life of Benjamin Samuel Brasford”, as a way of extending what was not expressly written within the book.

This book tells the inspiring true story of a young man who, while in the army, encounters a group of church members who would soon arrange a marriage between him and a young woman. He later realizes both the church and his wife held dark secrets. In time, he and his wife leave the church, but not before undergoing a series of rather strange and bizarre events which still plague him today. With the help of others, that young man was able to go on to live a stronger and brighter life and start a new, healthy family. Though only the first in a series, this exciting read documents much of the twisted life of author Benjamin Brasford.

“Wow man first of all I really liked the story. Some of it resonated with my own life. I liked that it was very succinct. You didn’t lay his whole life out on table but enough to where I could feel where he was were coming from, beginning to end.

-Fellow Researcher

 “I really appreciate your work. It gave me somethings to reflect on in my life. I don’t know how but your work took on a certain level of vividness and clarity in my mind while I was reading. … D was a high point. It shows how we all need those types of influences in our lives. Im sure this will help many people through issues like this. Glad you found yourself through all of that.”

 -Fellow Researcher

 “Great read!! Story line is ambiguous yet flowing.. Mystery with practicality in the fictional work!!”

 -Fellow Reader

 “A masterfully written odyssey with a fast pace and stylish dialogue. The true story of a bad start in life that was turned into something great. This polished first offering from author Benjamin S. Brasford is a tour de force that details the highs and lows of an epic personal journey towards self growth and personal expansion. This is the modern day account of the Journey of the Hero. The Life of Benjamin S. Brasford, covering 20 pages, has an almost effortless flow that succeeds in delivering a mighty punch. This expertly written and richly blended true life story of drama, religious ritual, and psychological integration and reconciliation makes for a seriously smooth read. Content rich sentences; thought-provoking usage of names, and a kaliedoscope of images that move across the pages like cupfuls of mist weaving their way through the reader’s subconscious give this book a deep rich feel that hovers just between ‘dangerous’ and ‘delicious’. An addictive book – with numerous layers and levels, that makes serious readers want to read it again and again!”


“The author’s story of his life is incredible as well as moving, and unlike anything, I have read before. I have read a lot of memoirs as it is a genre I adore however The Life of Benjamin Samuel Brasford stands out amongst the genre and is now one of my favorite memoirs thanks to the sensational story and compelling literature. “

-Aimee Ann of https://redheadedbooklover.com/.


After learning that the organization he was a part of was, in fact, a manipulative cult, Benjamin wakes up and makes his escape. After attending several different churches, some good and some bad, he realizes that he could not rely solely on organized religion to give him all of life’s answers and would need to find the answers he wanted another way. This book documents the intellectual odyssey of study and self-reflection of Benjamin Brasford which endured for many years and led to profound change.

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Relationships are vital for our enrichment yet, the formation of family, once a longstanding principle of success, has lately been facing challenges that cause the future to look bleak at times. The concept of marriage has gone through some intense changes over the years while cohabitation is on the rise. This book offers insight into what these changes may mean for the future, exploring the idea of family without marriage yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

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The current book that is currently in production will utilize people from a portion of Chapter 7 of Volume I.  This work will discuss some of the mechanisms of our society from a broader context, specifically focusing on finance, economics, and business while primarily utilizing a city as the focal point.  It will go deeper into the mundanity of our every day lives in an effort to explain how our society works since the founding of Western Civilization, which is different in some aspects from earlier civilizations.  It will also feature crime, suspense, and mystery.

The blog posts, on this site, will themselves expound upon different aspects as well as different time periods in my life and learning.  I will also deal with other topics from time to time.  So, please read this blog, pass this story along, and be enriched by life through my eyes. I will also provide articles and e-books that extract details from the book series, tweets https://twitter.com/Brasford17, and Instagram posts https://www.instagram.com/benjaminbrasford/, for your learning and enrichment.

“While our past does in a sense make us, we can to our advantage, use it to take us……”

Inspired by an upcoming Intelligent Publishing project entitled, “A Journey That Costed Me.