Author Interview

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This interview was given for Christian Book Distributors (Nov. 2017) regarding my book No Ordinary Invitation: Called to Live a Life of Eternal Purpose

 

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a speaker, teacher, pastor’s wife, and musician.  I am active in my church, community, and missions.  I have a personal ministry that encourages believers to grow spiritually and develop their gifts.  I have been married for 25 years and have two children.  I have a personal website where I post articles to encourage believers.

 

What was your motivation behind this project?

In 2003, God gave me a personal ministry called Come Unto Me Ministries.  The foundational scripture verse is Matthew 11:28-30, and the purpose of this ministry is to write, teach, speak, counsel, and support.  Over the years, God gave me scripture verses and thoughts that I jotted down.  And then one day, He prompted me to compile a book.  No Ordinary Invitation: Called to Live a Life of Eternal Purpose was the result.

 

What do you hope folks will gain from this project?

My goal is to help revolutionize lives.  I want to inspire and encourage people to grow in their personal walks with Christ and surrender to what He is calling them to do.  I hope that people will take time for introspection as they read this book, and once they have done this, take action.  One person can make a difference, and one person can change the world.  This is what I desire to do, and I hope to help others do the same.

 

How were you personally impacted by working on this project?

As I was writing, God spoke to me.  I was taught, convicted, challenged, and encouraged.  I had to take time for introspection, and after I did this, I was inspired to take action.  Writing this book was a journey for me, and it brought about spiritual growth.

 

Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists?

My greatest source of inspiration comes from God and His Word.  I am also inspired by those who are committed to impact the world for Christ.  I have been inspired by the biographies of missionaries and persecuted Christians.  Some of the authors that I enjoy are Elisabeth Elliot, Charles Spurgeon, Priscilla Shirer, and Max Lucado.  Christian music is also a big inspiration for me.

 

Anything else you would like readers / listeners to know:

God invites each of us to multiple things, and it is important to know what those things are and respond to them.