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Number of Pages: 416
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
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Located in: France
Submitted: December 22, 2005
Tell us a little about yourself. I've lived in the south of France with my husband and three children for a year and a half now. Along with two other families, we are planting a church. (We are missionaries). I've been writing twelve years, but more seriously the past two years. I've written Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God (Harvest House, released in 2005) and was a contributing author to Sister Freaks (Time Warner, 2005 release). A second parenting book, Building the Christian Family You Never Had releases January 2006 with WaterBrook. I'm passionate about translating God's whispers to the printed page, about experiencing and communicating the heart of God through fiction and nonfiction. I love to cook (and being in France is a treat in that sense!), create little pieces of art, read to my children, watch movies, garden, sing like there's no tomorrow, and read.
What was your motivation behind this project? I wanted to show that God can reach into the most impossible situations.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? First, I want someone to be captured and ensnared by a great story. As a storycrafter, that's my first priority. I hope that when readers set the book down, they will be changed, that perhaps they will view God or life or relationships differently.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? I love Leif Enger's Peace Like a River - a lyrical, beautifully written story that is also a pageturner. That's the kind of book I want to write - stunning prose, suspenseful story. I also am enamored with To Kill a Mockingbird, the kind of story that changes society through the power of story instead of lengthy didactics. I still have a radio transcript of Breakpoint with Chuck Colson entitled, "Uncle Tom's Cabin: The Power of Story" dated May 23,2000. In it he says this: "...I've often been much more affected by works of fiction than by abstract theological discourses."
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Folks can learn more by visiting my blog: www.relevantblog.blogspot.com or my website: www.relevantprose.com.