What was your main inspiration for writing the book, The Boy Who Would Be King: 7 Lessons from the Life of David?
I didn’t have a primary inspiration. Honestly, I just could not avoid writing the book. One of the book’s chapters/lessons was focused on a lesson God was teaching me as I started writing the book. The lesson was focused on understanding the dynamics of King Saul and David’s relationship as well as submitting to authority which I did not necessarily agree with. However, the way God speaks to me through my writing, I literally must write it down when I receive a lesson, sermon, or devotional. As a jumble of thoughts in my mind, the words come so quickly they must be written and released. Otherwise, I do not have peace. So, I did not have inspiration outside of the need to tell the story. The more I read about David, the more I learned and saw life lessons for all of us.
If you could describe the book in 4 words, what would those four words be? Why?
Faith Lessons and Life Lessons are my four words (actually three since “lessons: is repeated – lol). I think these words speak to the book’s central core. It teaches life lessons and lessons about faith, a sustaining and enduring faith.
How has this experience changed you?
This is my third book. So, I felt a sense of accomplishment, just like the ones before. However, the change within me has been more subtle. I have become more settled into who I am as a minister. I wouldn’t call it confidence, but more of an acceptance in who I am. I am also looking forward to seeing what God puts in me to write next. That is a feeling I have never felt before.
What is your hope/prayer for those who read your book?
Funny. My prayer partner and I have prayed one prayer repeatedly about the book since I finished. My prayer/hope for this book is that it will be a commercial success (for me) but a private revelation (for the readers). That is my sole prayer.
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