What is your favorite scene in the book and why do you love it?
My favorite scene in my memoir Saving Mary: The Possession is at the beginning of the book when I’m in my room playing barbies and suddenly my dad screams out bloody murder, making my mom sprint down the stairs to save him. I like this part because my dad remembers the event so well. While lying on the couch, a tall and extremely thin man appeared to him; the spirit pointed one of its long bony fingers at him as if to say, “You’re coming with me.” My dad says he had never been so terrified in his life. (This event is also described in Living…The Testimony.) The spirit my dad describes, by the way, sounds exactly like the spirit I call Fred (in my memoir)…who appeared to me in my dreams.
Even though this isn’t a great memory for us, my dad and I feel connected through the event. The fact that we both saw the same spirit helps us to feel not so odd…or crazy.
Do you find it hard to share your work?
When it is a work in progress…yes, I usually only give my work to my editor and to my friend Becky.
When I give my work to these trusted friends, they know me enough that: #1—no matter how rough the work is they understand that I am capable of getting to the end product; therefore, they are highly encouraging. #2—they give highly constructive suggestions, even if it means I have to cut a chapter. #3—they push me to do my best.
If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
The future, definitely. I really would like to fly in a spaceship. I once dreamed I had a pink flying car (just like in the Jetsons). It had a white leather interior, high-gloss exterior. It was fabulous! In this futuristic world everything was powered from the energy of positive electrons gathered from flowing water. (I’m not sure if this would actually work…I’m a dreamer not a physicist!)
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
My dad, my friend Becky, my friend Courtney, my friend Joan…and the Holy Spirit. We would eat naan bread and spinach paneer.
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
Oh, my gosh I hope I don’t ever get stranded, but if I did I am sure glad I packed my fuzzy white blanket, my lazy cat named Damian Mc Ginty (I won’t pick my kids because they don’t want to be stranded on a desert island, and I won’t pick my husband because he has to watch the kids), and enough Tim Horton’s (this is a popular and highly addictive Canadian coffee) to last five years (did I mention that I’m Canadian?)…can I also bring a pen so I can write a book? Ok, I’ll give up the lazy cat in order to bring the pen. (Better add some paper to that order, eh!)
We testify in accordance with what we know and have experienced.
…It’s time to learn and experience more!
The first book in this thought-provoking series explained how testimony relates to the Bible; this book will help you understand how testimony relates to living. Living…The Testimony will not only encourage Christians to reflect on who they believe Jesus to be (and why they choose to believe this), but it will also correct current misconstrued ideas as to what the Christian testimony is all about.
- a testimony is not about church;
- a testimony is not about God;
- a testimony is not about faith in general terms;
- this book contains numerous testimonies that will strengthen your faith in Jesus.
A strong Christian testimony is one that continually grows in the knowledge of Jesus, continually shares that knowledge boldly, while at the same time performs good works based on Jesus’ teaching of love—all while abstaining from works of darkness.
Because a biblical testimony deals not only with our belief system, but also with the way we conduct our whole lives, our Christian testimony becomes our most valuable asset. It is life itself.
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Genre – Christian Living
Rating – G
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