Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Warrior For Christ Publishing (May 27, 2014)
Book Title: Altars of the Heart
Genre: Christian Non-Fiction
About The Author
About The Book
Do events from your past continue to play over and over in your mind? Do you feel like your relationship with God is not where it should be? Are you looking for a deeper worship experience?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I have some good news for you. The answer may seem far away, but it's actually much closer than you think.
Altars of the Heart will take you on a journey to rediscover who you are and give you authentic tools to help you connect back to walking hand-in-hand with God through deeper worship.
The knowledge and insight that you will gain from reading this book will take you to a life of newfound liberation from insecurities, fear, doubt, shame, and un-forgiveness.
You will be encouraged to do an internal "heart" examination, to re-evaluate how you interact with others, make choices and worship the Lord.
The Word of God specifically states in the book of Hosea 4:6, that my people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge. I issue a challenge to you to open this book, and allow your life to experience freedom from bondage and finally discover your path to deeper worship.
Open this book, and let’s have a heart to heart conversation!
Welcome April, tell us about your book?
‘Altars of the Heart’ is about how to experience a deeper relationship with the Lord from a pure heart. It takes the reader on a journey of self-evaluation and self-discovery where they are able to understand why the events of their past continue to trouble them in the present. This book is not a cookie-cutter; one-size fits all approach to worship, but rather an individual “guided tour” that helps the reader discover their own path to deeper worship.
How did you come up with ideas for this book?
‘Altars of the Heart’ came from my personal study time. I was doing a study on the life of Abraham, and that study led to a personal interest in the altars in bible. Because of this interest I began to study the meaning and uses of altars in Scripture. My study opened my spiritual eyes to the connection between the altars in the bible and the spiritual heart of man.
What do you hope readers will learn/discover from reading your book?
My hope is that reader will take the journey and submit to an honest heart conversation with their selves and allow God to reveal to them what he desires of them, so that they can experience their own victory available to them through Jesus Christ.
Where can visitors find you online?
I am on Facebook and Twitter. I also have my own website at: www.warriorforchristpublishing.com
What inspired you to write this book?
After doing the study on the altars in the bible and seeing the connection between them and the heart of man, I took my own journey of self-evaluation and self-discovery and after allowing myself to go through the process I knew I had to share. I wanted to share what I had learned and what I was able to achieve in my own walk with the Lord.
What’s next for you?
I am excited about the release of this book, and I believe that I will write a follow-up book that will continue to help readers move forward in the journey process.
How can someone get a copy of the book?
‘Altars of the Heart’ is available online at Amazon.com as well as, my website www.warriorforchristpublishing.com. The book is also available on e-book through Amazon.com and Barnes and Nobles.com
Tell us about yourself?
I am an Army wife and mother of two teenage children. I have been married to my husband and very best friend for over 18 years. I also served in the military in the U.S. Air Force. I am an only child, born and raised in Springfield, Ohio.
What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?
I would say being able to write the book and share my story without sharing other peoples stories. I was very careful to write in a way that I was the only person exposed to the reader. It was not necessary to force others to be a part of something they may or may not be ready for. I have learned through my own journey that my testimony is all about bringing God glory and that does not leave room to offend or put down others. I f I need to do that in order to share a “testimony” then I need to reevaluate my motives.
Did you have to do any special research for your book? Why do you write? Is it something you've always done, or always wanted to do? Or is it something that you started fairly recently?
I wrote this book because of my desire to share what I learned through personal study. This is not something I ever considered doing before, but I am excited about the possibility of the next book.
In five words describe your book? Guided Tour Through Your Heart!
Excluding your own, name 3 books you would recommend to your friends
Hope that Maketh not Ashamed, C. Carl Smith, Conversations of a Watchman, K.E. Allen, Completely Whole, Paulette Harper.
Among all the books that you have read, which of these have significantly contributed to your writing style?
I would say that my Pastor, Bishop Christopher Smith has significantly contributed to my writing style. I love to teach people and I use illustrations and everyday examples in my writing.
Just for fun
Coffee or tea? Coffee and tea
Lights on / lights off? Lights off
3 things you never leave home without? Chap Stick, Hand Sanitizer, and Gum
Sleep in or get up early? Sleep in
Any advice to give to aspiring writers? Don’t give up, if you want to write, then do it!
Any message to your followers? Keep guard over your heart, we can’t always control what happens in life, but we can always choose how we respond! Don’t let anything, or anyone distant your heart from the Lord!