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Number of Pages: 270
Vendor: Celestial Press
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 7.99 X 5.24 X .57 (inches)|
Author: Carol McCormick
Submitted: January 31, 2013
Tell us a little about yourself. Carol began writing years ago after reading a ten-page story her grandmother wrote about growing up in the early 1900s. It was then that she began to write down her own stories to share with her daughters someday.
Later, she began to write as a way to draw herself and other people closer to the Lord. Carol writes for Christians to encourage them in their faith. She also writes for those who are unaware of God's grace, to show them how to connect to Him in order to experience His love and goodness. Her writing is applicable to life with its direct, yet sensitive, and oftentimes humorous messages and lessons.
Carol has been a speaker for Christian Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries International) for over fifteen years. She is also an international bestselling author who has appeared on regional and Christian television programs and has been a guest on over fifty Christian and secular radio stations.
What was your motivation behind this project? Carol was born during a time when traditional family life and values were the norm. Elvis had recently made his debut, rotary phones and black-and white televisions were in most homes, and air raid drills were practiced at school. During her teen years, the Vietnam War was in full swing, as were student, political, prison, and race riots. The 70s brought a revolution, and with it, turbulence and a change in American culture and its values. Enticed by the lure of pleasure, excitement and the feeling of invincibility, Carol was caught up in a wave of rebellion during her teenage years and engaged in many of the typical activities that were prevalent during the hippie era. It wasnt until years later when she heard a ministers wife speak about her sordid past that Carol felt there was hope for her own degradation. It was the Word of God that finally convinced her that Christ loved her and would free her from her sins and addictions. When she gave her life to Jesus Christ, she found forgiveness, peace, and the hope of eternal life. And as promised, the Lord gave her new desires and the power to carry them through to fruition. If you would like to read more about Carols conversion, you may do so on her website.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? If someone you know has a drinking problem, he or she may relate to Dylans struggles and find hope in this story. It was only when I found someone that I could relate to, someone who had come out of the darkness and was living in the Light, that a glimmer of hope was sparked in my soul. I pray that this story will be a witness to those in need of Gods grace and His power.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? First and foremost, the Bible, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit have been my greatest influences and sources of inspiration. Others are Hannah W. Smith, Catherine Marshall, Marjorie Holmes, Ben Carson M.D., Angus Buchan, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Leo Tolstoy, Francine Rivers, and Jane Austen.