Sunday, December 1, 2013

Devotions from Torah- Author Interview

I'm one of those bunny trail people. If something piques my interest, I have to find out more. Reading good books always leads me on the adventure of finding out more about the authors life and interests, setting and history of the book. I have a need to know. With that in mind, I'd like to share another author interview with you. This week I'll be reviewing 2 books from the Devotions in Torah series this week. Today you get to meet Nicole Vaughn, author of the books!

Devotions from the Torah series includes:
Devotions from Genesis: It's Not Just Ancient History and
Devotions from Exodus Part One: Learning to Live in Freedom

I'm pleased to bring to you today an interview with Nicole Vaughn who you can find blogging at Proven Path Ministries.
Meet Nicole Vaughn
Author Nicole Vaughn is the Children’s Ministry Director at Shiloh Baptist Church in Somerville, AL. She is the co-administrator of CrossRoads Christian Academy. She is the founder of Proven Path Ministries. She has also lead inductive Precept Upon Precept studies, has served as an advocate for her local crisis pregnancy center and has shared the testimony of Christ throughout her community and abroad. Nicole is a woman who is dedicated in her faith, devoted to her family, and driven to share the truth of God with others. She and her husband, Patrick, currently reside in Decatur, AL with their two youngest children.

What inspired you to write your first book?
Honestly... it was the nudging of the Holy Spirit. I dropped keyboarding once in high school and again in college.. all I could do was one finger poke on a keyboard... I argued with God over this nudging for at least a year... informing Him that even if I could gather these thoughts in my head it would take me years to get them typed out!

Is there anything you find particularly challenging about writing a book?
My greatest fear is that I will inaccurately teach the Word of God. I have several trusted teachers and my Pastor who is fluent in Greek and Hebrew and has at least three doctorates in theology read every book before I submit it for the sole purpose of making sure that it is biblically sound.
Marcy Crabtree's photo.

Who is your favorite author?I go through phases... my latest is Ted Dekker!

What books have influenced you most?
No book has ever influenced me as the Word of God... but as for man... C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters, Ravi Zacharius' The Grand Weaver, Oswald Chambers' My Utmost For His Highest, Kay Arthur's Israel My Beloved

What did you learn from writing your latest book?
That this series was God's will for me... and He would see it completed... in His time, in His way, not mine.

What other projects will you be working on in the near future?
I currently am writing an in depth, verse by verse, Bible Study on the book of Romans for Kids, as I am teaching through this book. It is simply written, no frills, and is designed to teach kids how to look at every verse and every word in that verse. Anyone can follow it for free on my blog... I haven't decided yet in what avenue I will publish it. I also am a speaker... I love the opportunities that the Lord gives me to vocally share His Word with others. My hope is that the Lord will allow 2014 to continue with these opportunities as well.

If you'd like to hear the voice behind the pen, check this out: 11/18/13 Shiloh Homeschool Chapel Service

 You can get your copy of Devotions from Genesis: It's Not Just Ancient History and Devotions from Exodus Part One: Learning to Live in Freedom at Amazon.
Marcy Crabtree's photo.
Don't forget to stop by for the review and a chance to win a copy of both Devotions from Genesis and Devotions from Exodus (PDF format).

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1 comment:

Travesti drew said...

Thanks for writing in such an encouraging post. I had a glimpse of it and couldn’t stop reading till I finished. I have already bookmarked you.