From my friend Celeste at Celestial Perscriptions
I don’t normally do author interviews on my blog, but this is one Author that had to be recognized.
This is an interview with the author of THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK EVER WRITTEN.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. I do not faint or grow weary; My understanding is unsearchable. (Isiah 40:28)
I am the Alpha and the Omega, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.(Revelation 1:8)
I am the Lord. The true God. The living God and the everlasting King. At my wrath, the earth quakes and the nations cannot endure my indignation. (Jeremiah 10:10)
I made the earth by my power. I established the world by my wisdom and by my understanding stretched out the heavens. (Isiah 44:6)
I am the Father, from whom all things a all people exist. (1 Corinthians 8:6)
I am the Lord, who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself. (Isaiah 44:24)
I am the Lord, and besides me there is no savior. (Isaiah 43:11)
I gave my one and only son so that no one who believes in him should ever perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3;16)
I am the cleanser of all sin, the forgiver of all unrighteousness to those who ask. (1 John 1:9)
I am the God who works wonders. (Psalm 77:14)
I am the Father of all mercies; the God of all comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3)
I am the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
I have plans for you. Plans to prosper you, not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
I am love. (1 John 4:8)
What do you do when you are not writing?
I am always at work with my children. I pursue a constant loving relationship with them that is real and personal. I invite them to become involved with me and my work through my writing. I communicate with my children constantly, though they do not always listen or hear. Besides my writings, I reveal myself to my children through works and prayer. I am everywhere, always. My favorite thing is to see what my children accomplish through me, in my name.
When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?
I began writing my words on the heart of Moses nearly 3500 years ago, and continued to impart my spirit on those who actually wrote down my words for 1800 years. I revealed the last book of the Bible to my Apostle, John, 70 years after my son’s crucifixion, which took him approximately 25 years to complete.
Where do you get your ideas?
That’s simple. My ideas come from truth. All of my writing is for the purpose of teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16) All of the stories in my word are true— for the purpose of teaching my children in the ways that are right and just, and to prepare them for things to come. (John 16:13)
Can you tell us about your challenges in getting your first book published?
There was no such thing as a printing press. All of my writing was hand written in scrolls. But in the 1450′s, Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press and the first book to ever be printed was the Bible, in Latin. Since then, it has been translated into the english language and has been printed in many versions. Somewhere between 2.5 and 6 billion copies have been sold.
How do you market your work? What avenues have you found to work best for your genre?
Word of mouth.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
(Matthew 28:18-20 ESV)
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. (Mark 16:5 ESV)
Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
All of the events in my word are true. The historical and prophetical events have been proven over and over again.
How did you come up with the title?
The word Bible comes from the Greek work “Biblos,” which is translated “book.”
It came from the my heart, the author of your lives. I have inspired the writing of the definitive book on all mankind.
What project are you working on now?
I am constantly working in the lives of my children to expand the boundaries of my kingdom. Simply put, I’m knocking on the heart of each of my children so that everyone might spend eternity with me in Heaven.
What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?
People say that the Bible contains too many supernatural events to be true. But if you believe in Me, the creator of the universe, then why is it so difficult to believe in miracles? Celeste can tell you. She experienced one of my miracles first-hand.
The best compliment is for one of my children to let me into their heart to be their Savior, then let my light shine through them.
Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
Of making many books there is no end and much study is wearisome to the flesh.
(Ecclesiastes 12:12b NKJV)
You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
(Psalms 139:16 NLT)
My heart is overflowing with good news. I will direct my song to the king. My tongue is a pen for a skillful writer.
(Psalms 45:1 GW)
Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever.
(Isaiah 30:8 KJV)
Oh, that my words could be recorded. Oh, that they could be inscribed on a monument, carved with an iron chisel and filled with lead, engraved forever in the rock. “But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and he will stand upon the earth at last. And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God! I will see him for myself. Yes, I will see him with my own eyes. I am overwhelmed at the thought! (Job 19:23-27 NLT)
Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5 ESV)
Is there a message in your book that you want readers to grasp?
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22: 36-40 ESV)
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Though the Bible was completed years ago, it still lives today. It lives through my works every single day. Though the state of the world saddens me, I have already overcome it (John 16:33). I work every second to inspire, encourage, and empower my children to be bold, and be a light in the dark and final days.
Therefore you must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. (Matthew 24:44 ESV)
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Knowing that not all would choose Me, and be doomed to a fate worse than they could ever imagine.
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8 ESV)