Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Interview with Dr. Ezreaonne Jackson, author of The Secret Mandate of Rahab #amreading #nonfiction #fridayfinds

Retired from being a Senior Pastor and refocused to oversee her Spiritual daughter’s pastoral mandate, Dr. Ezreaonne Jackson embraces a new chapter in her life.  Her endeavors are to further her education to include Marketing and Media, serve her community, utilize life coaching skills, embark on International ministry and expand her literary expressions. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theological Studies from the Regency Christian College in Jacksonville, Florida and received an Honorary Doctorate in Ministry from Trinity Bible College in Richmond, VA.
Dr. Ezreaonne Jackson’s message is one that is precise in the strategy of developing and defining vision and purpose.

How did you come up with ideas for this book? 

As an expositor of the gospel and public speaker I was always referring to historical persons and realized that my life was so parallel to many of the women in scripture and the great black motivators of freedom that I had come to love and appreciate.

What do you hope readers will learn/discover from reading your book?

The journey of life is a journey we all encounter and no one is alone in their experience, no matter how dark or lovely it may seem.  We learn through this book the grace of God through his interventions even during the time of danger when we think we are all alone.  We learn there are lesson in every trauma and misfortune.  We learn that those who are our caregivers may not know how to guide our lives or even care for us properly.  We learn that we are not lost; we just need to come to a place to realize the love of God and his outstretched hand.  We learn to forgive, we learn to grow and we learn to glow for others that have darkness and need to see the loving hand of God.

What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?

Timing and relevance.  So many were writing books which made my procrastination empowered and the need to believe that it was relevant.

Did you have to do any special research for your book?  

My research consisted of books and the Holy Bible.  Reference is made to those books that assist in the devotional presented at the end of some of the chapters.

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 had always written journals and found them cathartic.  No, I was not looking or aspiring to be an author.  Ministry projects, sermon preparation were places of discovery that I was an author.

In five words describe your book?  Invigorating, riveting, epic, inspiring, therapeutic  

Excluding your own, name 3 books you would recommend to your friends

Merismos by Randy Shankle,   For My Shame, Tequita Brice, The Betrayal by Randall Arthur

Tell us what Hollywood actors would be the characters in your book?

Regina King

Billie Dee Williams

Lawrence Fishburne

Jennifer Hudson

Thank you for stopping by and introducing us to The Secret Mandate of Rahab.  

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