My Visions of Reality (Author Interview)  

My Visions of Reality looks like a great personal poetry book.  Any plans to make it into a series?  
Yes, because of it how we live our lives daily and how our perspective is in life. It will either make you or break you in life however, it can be a treaty because we can be deceiving on the things we can't seem to control. 

What will readers get out of your poems?   
Readers will get out of this poem, is by seeing something bigger within themselves. That their not alone and that, they can make their dreams into a reality. The traumas, the trails, the pain, and the struggles, they can come to a realization with my poems and making the right decisions in their life.  I believe that the readers will find themselves as a masterpiece because God made them as a masterpiece and be for who they are. Not feeling afraid, and not feeling like an outcast, because I want the readers to figure out for who they are, or find out their talent they can use by not going to the wrong pathway or something that makes them happy. Having love for themselves can help them love other people and will see the positive side of their life. Knowing that, the readers are not alone, because God love them for who they are, because I want them to think there's always a blessing and miracles in their life, because they haven't seen it yet, but by God grace it will be shown and praying, because a church once said, our life is not a duty, but devotion, not legalism, but love. 

 What inspired you when writing My Visions of Reality?   
What inspired me to write my visions of reality, the of 15 years old, I was in a trauma situation. I was suicidal, felt alone, felt like an outcast, fear, depression, and anger every emotion I felt that could of kill me and just give up. I started writing my feelings and pain in a journal because that's the only way that I can cope through because I didn’t have anybody to vent to. I thought it wasn't something I was serious about to publish and share to people because I had fear within me, not only that I was young didn't know what to do. I'm now 28 years old, As I gain more trials in life, and faith, I told myself, I want to make a difference though, the youth's, and young adults because I feel like they felt the same way I did. I want to connect and relate my trials, my faith, and trauma through the readers who's been the same situations as me. I can be someone who can be an influencer by taking action to save souls and making a difference. Or somebody that can be influenced on what I write about and they can learn from it. As a believer, I believe there hope in every life and God brought me to do my book because I can make a big impact through someone life and changing their perspective with their lifestyle. 

When did you decide to become a writer?  
When I was 27 years old I’ve been wanting to be a writer, but never pursued it because I wasn’t in a stable place and didn't believe I could do it. As I pray to God, go to church, and do bible study, God enlighten me to pursue my book the year of 2019. Knowing that I can make a impact on people lives and making a difference, and knowing that I’ve been through a lot with my health, my faith, and family had given me to write about my life. Especially the trauma I’ve overcome and I want to put it into a book, because as I surround myself with youth’s and young adults, giving them the best advice I can give, I’ve realized I want to put my pain, feelings, my faith, happiness, and people in my book.

Anna's Song (Author Interview)

Anna’s Song looks like a great time travel/Christian romance.  How far a long is book two?
I am about 6 chapters in on book two, and three chapters of book three. Several scenes overlap so am writing those together to make sure I keep my facts straight.

What do you think makes a great romance book?
True love is so much more than heart throbbing emotion, while that is a fun and exciting part. Love is the willingness to sacrifice yourself to protect and care for the one you love. Aside from her twin, Anna doesn’t know what it’s like to be loved. Then she meets Jacob. Her past prevents her from accepting him until it’s too late. Or is it?
Anna’s Song combines a great blend of dealing with personal trauma, romance and suspense. I am told it will make you laugh, cry, and gasp in surprise. Not all at the same time, I trust.

What inspired you when writing Anna’s Song?
Anna’s Song started off as a word race with my son and daughter. We’ll challenge each other to see who can write the most in a set period of time, and still be interesting. That’s how my first chapter was born. The night before, I had the coolest dream where I sat looking into a glass of chilled wine. My reflection smiled back at me from the droplets condensed on the surface. Reaching with a finger to wipe off those droplets, I found myself falling through a vortex of time and landing in the middle of the Civil War. When I awoke, I knew there was a story there. These two plus some interesting Civil War family history, and Anna’s Song came to be.

What are your ambitions for your writing career?  Full time?  Part time?
There are at least two books left in this series, and several others partially written that deserve completion. The ideas keep coming. I write part time and will keep pouring into it as long as God sees fit!

Whatsoever Things (Author Interview)

Whatsoever Things looks like a great inspirational book with beautiful illustrations and formatting.  What type of readers did you write the book for? This little gem will easily and truly appeal to an established Christian audience but could be a spark to anyone looking for a spot of positivity, beauty, and inspiration.

What do you think makes a great faith based inspirational book? I think there are two kinds of inspirational writings. There is the motivating, self-help type with good advice for improvement upon oneself, one’s life or one’s faith. And then, there is what I call “contemplative,” work. It’s more like a painting, or a song that you just enjoy. You find its beauty or some aesthetic quality to it almost mesmerizing, thus inspiring at some deep, intrinsic level. It helps you to connect with things you didn’t realize you were even missing. These kinds of projects are authentic displays of the human heart, its struggles and joys, and its best creativity to cope with it all or to try and make some kind of sense of things.

What inspired you when writing Whatsoever Things?My grandmother had a proverbial museum – I mean house, strewn about with poetry and art books. She also subscribed to bird magazines, like the Audubon Society, and other periodicals that celebrated the gentle beauty of the natural world. Many of these were laced with lovely, classical poetry or in the least, themes of prose that waxed poetic. I just remember perusing these for hours – and sometimes even copying down my favorite quotes or poems. I would trace the little scenes, especially the birds – I just found them all so lovely and inspiring. It really stuck with me as a tender memory of my childhood.

Fruit of the Spirit "Love"   

The book is about an adventure of two young children who are free and able to use self
expression in their play. It is very important for young children to have self expression as
they are growing. That enables them to know their likes and dislikes and to learn about themselves.
Their adventure takes them through many facades of nature which they find enjoyable. 
The book ends with them both displaying love to one another as God shows love to us.

Hope Refreshed: Modern Parables Collection (Set of 6 Short Stories) (English Edition)

Bible parables taught by Jesus provide tremendous guidance and wisdom today, although for some they may be hard to relate to or difficult to understand. In Hope Refreshed those parables come alive again as easily understood, modern stories of grace, hope, and love.

Each retold parable is transformed into a relatable, contemporary story with dramatic plots and compelling characters in present-day predicaments. The Prodigal Son, The Good Samaritan and other famous parables from Jesus are reborn with their messages of wisdom in the twenty-first century.

All readers, whether you are an avid reader of Scripture or have never opened a Bible, will be captivated by the messages of hope, love, and redemption that have stood the test of time for over 2000 years!

In “Judgment Day,” political party leader John confronts a major decision when he must choose between what his fiancĂ©e says is right and what his political allies need him to do.

In “The Good Sport,” angry football fans gravely hurt Kyle, and when even his friends aren’t there for him, he begins to wonder if anyone will help.

In “One in a Hundred,” public school teacher Natalie introduces religion to a grieving student and is shocked at how poorly her good intentions are received.

In “The Bad Cop,” alcoholic Officer Gomez suspects a respected religion professor of a crime, but will his own checkered past hinder him from doing his job?

In “Debt Forgiveness,” Zack is a savvy, financial guru that will stop at nothing to prove a childhood bully wrong.

In “The Happy Dishwasher” Alex abruptly leaves the family restaurant business on bad terms and wonders if his father will ever forgive him.

Liberty: Out of a Clear, Blue Sky

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Liberty: Out of a Clear, Blue Sky

A Christian novel, Liberty: Out of a Clear, Blue Sky is about Ernest and Liberty, one an atheist and the other a Christian.  Throughout their relationship, they discuss weighty subjects in great detail on both sides of a topic.

Subjects include evolution, the Creator’s relationship with humanity, intelligent design, and generally, science and religion. The mystery of the origin of life is discussed among other topics. If you liked the Left Behind series, this is similar and something you would enjoy.

It’s an unusual book in that controversial subjects are given detailed explanations and discussions from characters with opposite views on the divine and science.

There are lots of statistics and controversial issues broken down to the basics in minute detail. The book is interesting no matter which side you stand on. It is appropriate for teenagers on up.

The Spirit of Truth Is Power: Reviving Faith in Jesus Christ (Foundational Faith In Truth Series Book 1)    

This is a book that explores the truth about the message of Jesus in the Bible, not a sentimental approach to the truth, but one that allows readers to seek the paths of God in honesty and sincerity of heart. 
In the author’s words, it is about “Truth that is scripturally verified; Truth that is sound in Holy Spirit revelation; and Truth that should be prayerfully received.” This is an inspirational book that comes across as a gift to be received in faith.

“As I read through these pages, I felt inspired, admonished, and greatly encouraged to continue the path of seeking God’s truth. I didn’t doubt for a moment that Joan Jessalyn Cox has a wonderful gift of faith and that she communicates it with simplicity and authority. Her writing is infused with the knowledge and wisdom of one who has listened attentively to the word of God and who tries to translate it into their life. She makes ample use of scriptural references, helping the reader discover the hidden life that flows through the scriptures, and unveiling truths that readers will love to contemplate, embrace, and use to transform their lives. The writing is friendly, and the core message of the book can’t be mistaken. The Spirit Of Truth Is Power: Reviving Faith In Jesus Christ is a powerful book, a reflection that readers need, especially in this day and age when what arrests our attention most are falsehoods crafted by the media to manipulate readers."
The Spirit Of Truth Is Power: Reviving Faith in Jesus Christ is the book for readers who want to take their spiritual and moral lives seriously, following closely in the path of Jesus and making a difference in their community. The book is well written, and readers will love Joan Jessalyn Cox’s eloquence and wisdom while navigating the beautiful path she creates in her work. A gift to pass on, indeed!
I imagine this will be an often reread and much highlighted body of texts. Part of the series Foundational Faith in Truth Bible Study Books, The Spirit Of Truth Is Power by Joan Jessalyn Cox ministers to those looking to serve Jesus Christ and be transformed. It provides a great first step to a most enriching relationship as we begin the journey of increased faith in the Foundational Faith In Truth Bible Study Series. "Five Star Review By Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
The book is available on Amazon, and Barnes & Noble or ask for it at your library

Intimacy with God: Dwelling in His presence

The book, Intimacy with God is a reminder of the fact that life without a close relationship with God is a losing game. God created us to have one on one relationship with Him, which is why He created us in His image and likeness. We do not own ourselves. Our life is a gift from God and we must live this brief lifespan with a sense of responsibility and purpose. God is not just a factor of life; He is the very source of life. Apostle Paul declares: “In him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). This means outside of Him, we are just like the flower that blossoms in the morning and withers in the noonday, or like the chaff which is tossed to and fro by the wind, there is no us without him.

The book also explores the blessings of enjoying intimate relationship with God, which is enormous, and attempts to encourage the reader to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, which is the prerequisite for enjoying every other divine blessing including destiny fulfillment and eternal life. We must seek God earnestly, the bible tells us in Jeremiah 29:13, “you will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart.

Destiny is the sum-total of what you were created to accomplish in life. And it takes a close walk with the Lord to discover and fulfill it. God made you as a precious treasure for a divine purpose, therefore by walking closely with Him you get stabilized in the journey of life. God wants us to know Him and His love, His mercy, His goodness, His righteousness, etc. in a very personal and real ways, so this book is a call to pay attention to the expectation of God for your life, and to know God for yourself. Therefore, if you have ever longed for God in your heart, to know Him in a special and personal way - this book is for you. If you have ever prayed ‘Father, show me your glory, this book is for you. If you have ever wondered what would become of your life, maybe you have been confused about matters of your destiny all this while - this book is for you. If you have ever entertained fear for eternity, not knowing whether you will make heaven or hell - this book is for you. If you are going through a hard time and you don’t know where to turn - this book is for you. 
Whatever condition you have found yourself in, whether convenient or not, this book is for you. The bible states that you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.  And I believe you will be greatly inspired and blessed as you read this book with a praying heart. An encounter with God will change your life for good

The Armor of God: Our Weapons of Warfare     

Christian warfare is real because Satan is real. This book will tell you just how to defeat and overcome the constant attacks of this mortal enemy based on Biblical principles.

Keys to Keeping Eternity in Mind, the Most Important Decision in Life

Keys to Keeping Eternity in Mind, looks like a great Christian guide. Any plans for additionally themed books?
Yes, there are more interesting titles coming up soon. Readers to watch out for them.

What do you think makes a great educational book?
If the book provides inspiration, makes one thinks, influences one’s idea positively, provides useful and practical information, provides proven facts, provides clarity to boggling questions in people’s mind, solutions to people’s needs, and resonates with people and their way of life or Choice making in life. This is what this book – Keys to keeping Eternity in Mind provides.

What inspired you when writing Keys to Keeping Eternity in Mind?
To provides clear understanding of what Heaven entails, why everyone should aim to make Heaven their eternal home, why it’s a person’s choice that sends them to Hell and not God and how individuals can live righteously to inherit a place in Heaven.
Many people are not aware that once a person dies their eternity placement is already determined based on the choices they made on earth. But on Judgement Day, they will still be judged and rewarded for the deeds they did on earth whether it was good or bad. Dr. Ayodele provides full insight into this as well as answers to mind boggling questions like: Why is eternity important? Will there be salvation after death? How will those who have not heard the gospel be saved? and more. He also dispels popular misconceptions about gaining access to heaven based on good deeds and paying tithes with explanations backed by scriptural references. And even though good deeds will not save anyone, the book clearly explains why works on earth still matter.