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The Christian Olympics

The Christian Olympics

I would like to introduce to you a fellow author from the John 316 Marketing Group. Her name is S.E. Gregg. You can read more about her below in her interview and in her bio. Today she is offering a free audible book, The Christian Olympics, and is also requesting reviews.

Recently her book was produced into an audio book and she is offering review copies. Please email me at Janis if you are interested in reviewing her book.

The audio book is $14.95. but you can go to this link and find out how to get it for free through Audible.com.

http://www.audible.com/pd/Religion-Spirituality/The-Christian-Olympics-Going-for-the-Gold-Crowns-Audiobook/B01INZ5S4Q

Are you interested in reviewing an audible book, The Christian Olympics, by S.E. Gregg? (click to tweet)

Christian Olympics

1.Tell me a little bit about your church background. How did you come to faith in Jesus?

As far as I can remember I went to church all of my life. Everyone went to church, that was what we did on Sunday. I sang on the choir, was an usher and participated in the church’s youth group. I even joined the Bible club at school. But while I was involved with church activity, the Holy Spirit (Who I did not know at the time) began to draw me to Him and show me in so many ways that I was a sinner. Even though I heard about Jesus Christ dying on the cross, I did not know that I had to accept His sacrifice for my sins personally to go to heaven. The Holy Spirit continued to work on my heart until one day it became crystal clear to me that I was a sinner and it was time to do something about it and I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour.  

 2. When did your interest in writing start? Can you look back and see God working through and with you in your desire to write. If so, explain your thoughts.

I began writing and speaking when I entered the “National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., Essay Contest”. I felt compelled to share with the world “What Jesus Means To Me” the required topic of the essay.

And during college, I was given an assignment from an English professor, at the Pennsylvania State University, to keep a journal about personal thoughts. I wrote about my relationship with Jesus Christ.And even though this was a secular university, the speeches that I wrote and delivered for my speech classes were from a Biblical viewpoint. I continued to develop  my writing and speaking skills.And before graduating from the Bethlehem School of the Bible and Missionary Training Institute, I wrote an essay from the topic “The Greatest Act” ”that He gave” (St. John 3:16), to address the Conference of Christian Education during their general sessions.

3. What is the best thing you have written? Describe it. Tell me why you think it is the best. (so far) 

I think that the best thing that I have written so far is a book called, The Christian Olympics-Going for the Gold Crowns, the unveiling of the Bible’s comparison of the Christian race/life to the Olympics Games. 

In this book I explain how Paul wrote to a Hellenistic culture—one steeped in Greek philosophy, culture, and athletics—and so for the Christians of his day, marathon foot races run by Greek Olympians provided the perfect metaphor for the endurance, longevity, and persistence needed to finish the race of faith. I believe this is my best work because the Holy Spirit inspired me  and revealed to me how to take the metaphors in scripture and unveil them so that Christians can actually  imagine and visualize themselves in a spiritual athletic competition. Because God knew that when we see ourselves as players in an Olympic game, it gives us a new understanding and exhilaration for the Christian life. Helping us to endure our trials and tribulations as spiritual athletes. And this has never been done before in a Christian living book.  

4. How and when do you spend time with God? Do you have a favourite devotional? What version of Bible do you use the most?

I spend time with God every morning through prayer and reading Bible verses. I try to find a Bible verse or verses in the morning before I go about my daily routine so that I can meditate on them throughout the day. All of my Christian life I have read and studied scripture using the King James Version of the Bible. 

I have used it for so many years that I have become accustomed to the language. Prayer is my only communication with God, to Whom I have a personal relationship with, through Jesus Christ. And when I talk to Him in prayer He talks back to me through His Word.

I enjoy our time together so much that it makes my day.

5. What new project/s are you working on? Why do they seem important to you? Are you compelled to write or do you need to find inspiration? How do you deal with interruptions?

I would like to work on having The Christian Olympics translated into different languages. I believe this is important because there are many Christians all over the world that speak various languages. And they need help in learning how  to endure their trials and tribulations as spiritual athletes. I feel that I am a spiritual writer that is compelled to write the messages that God gives me. Every book that I have written was birth to fill the need of the Christian community.

To avoid interruptions, I set a time during the day or night when I will not answer the phone,door bell or emails. And I turn the radio and television off, find a quiet space so that I can just concentrate on writing or typing.  

 S.E.Gregg

Christian Olympics

S. E. Gregg, a spiritual marathon runner in the Christian Olympics for several decades, is an award winning, best- selling author and founder of Sound Doctrine Christian Ministries. Gregg runs on her spiritual race tract using the spiritual gifts of: preaching, teaching, evangelism, exhortation and administration.

As a gifted Bible teacher and writer, Gregg has been a Bible curriculum writer for publications such as the Precepts For Living® Commentary. During her spiritual marathon, she has become the author of the bestselling books: Evangelism Counseling-How To Counsel People About Salvation and The Christian Olympics-Going For The Gold Crowns.

As a spiritual athlete,Gregg has been interviewed on many radio stations and blogtalk radio. Exercising her faith ,Gregg has written content for online magazines and has been featured in several newspapers including the Philadelphia Daily News. She is now a contributing writer for the Huffington Post. While on her way to the Finish Line, S.E.Gregg continues to write from a spiritual perspective and does her spiritual exercises from her home in the Philadelphia,PA area. 

You can reach her through the following:

Twitter-https://twitter.com/SEGregg

Linkedin-https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/S.E./Gregg

Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/people/Se-Gregg/100000187355812

To purchase The Christian Olympics please click here.

What God says: Pearl Nisiah-Kumi

Today we welcome Pearl Nisaih-Kumi and learn how how she listens to God and can hear what God says. She is a member of the John316MarketingNetwork.

What God says: Pearl Nisiah-Kumi

Pearl Nsiah-Kumi

Tell me a little bit about your church background. How did you come to faith in Jesus?

Growing up, my family was what you’d call nominal Christians—we attended church because it was the right thing to do, I guess. However, when I got to high school, I went away to a boarding school, and that was where I heard the gospel for the first time. I accepted Christ for salvation, and have not looked back since.

I have attended a number of churches over the years, but for the past nine years, I’ve been a member at Grace Baptist Church in Bowie, Maryland, where a close walk with God is preached and encouraged. We have about six hundred members. In addition to Sunday morning services, members are encouraged to join Sunday School classes and smaller cell groups for support, encouragement, and accountability.

When did your interest in writing start? Can you look back and see God working through and with you in your desire to write. If so, explain your thoughts.

I’d say, maybe some forty years ago, I wrote two articles about things the Lord laid on my heart.

[Pearl was listening to what God says.]

I wrote them, but didn’t do anything with them, and didn’t think much about that being a calling to write. A bit over ten years ago, make a long story short, I started writing short articles for friends in a prayer group at work. Before I knew it, we were sharing these articles outside the group. One brother suggested I compile them into a book because they were helpful. I took his advice and my first book, Get On Board and Stay On Board, was published in 2012. I have since published three more:

The Last Train at Sunset,

Time Is Running Out,

Time is Running Out - What God says

 

 

 

 

 

Living For Jesus Until He Returns.

Living for Jesus Until He Returns - what God says

 

 

 

 

 

They all contain salvation messages and the Christian’s walk with the Lord. They are very simple to understand and helpful for both believers and unbelievers

What is the best thing you have written? Describe it. Tell me why you think it is the best. (so far)

The best thing I’ve written—I’ve used Scripture to challenge popular thinking, and concluded that only God’s way of doing things matters. For example, in chapter two of Time is Running Out, I argue that God says we are sinners, and that fact does not change even if we disagree with Him. According to the Bible, we are sinners because we are born with a sin nature.

The Bible is the final authority! (click to tweet)

It is counter-productive to argue with what it says. I raise similar arguments in all four books, and support them with Scripture.

What new project/s are you working on? Why do they seem important to you? Are you compelled to write or do you need to find inspiration? How do you deal with interruptions?

I am currently working on a little booklet/article on the subject of abortion. My target readers are single girls and women experiencing crisis in pregnancy; however, anybody who might be a part of this crisis (family, friends, and boyfriends) who doesn’t know the facts will benefit from reading it. This article/booklet is important because I believe our teenagers and college-age girls often don’t have enough information or education prior to engaging in pre-marital sex, or else they choose to ignore what they know. Also, one of the books–Time Is Running Out, is in the process of being translated into Spanish; it is my prayer and hope that it will work out well. The Spanish- speaking population needs to hear this message as much as the English-speaking population does.

I get the inspiration/burden first, and that compels me to write. I need both components to write. Interruptions can rob you of the thoughts you need to put down, and consequently lead to you forgetting them. I like to screen my interruptions and assess where they are coming from, and how urgent they are. I can then decide to respond or ignore them. I personally believe the enemy can use interruptions to distract us.

What is one deep desire that you would like God to fulfill for you? What Scripture could you find that could help you accomplish that goal?

One of my deep desires is to be able to market my books effectively.

The topic of salvation through Jesus (which is what I write about) is very important and urgent. People are dying every day: unfortunately, many without Christ.

I wish Christians would purchase these books for unbelieving family and friends. Time is short. Anything can happen in an individual’s life– early death, health changes–it’s better to be saved now than leave the future to chance.

Too many people are trusting in themselves and their good deeds to get into heaven, but that is not biblical. Paul reminded the church of Ephesus, “God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God” (Ephesians 2:8 NLT). The Scripture that keeps me hopeful in this situation is, “You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it” (John 14:13 NLT). Hence I’ve been asking and will continue to ask, because He who promised is faithful!

Prayer

Dear Lord, thank You for revealing Yourself to me. I know You are preparing mansions for all Your children, and very soon You are coming back to receive us unto Yourself. But Lord, many are dying without You. Please open their eyes and understanding to enable them to choose life through Your Son Jesus. Please show us all the steps we can take, all the things we can do to make a difference in the lives of unbelievers. Help us to share Your word with passion, compassion, zeal, and with urgency. Thank You in Jesus’ name. Amen!

Pearl Nsiah-Kumi

 

Pearl is a retired registered nurse, and a Christian author. She came to the United States from Ghana, West Africa. She has lived in Maryland for over forty years. Pearl has three children, a son in-law, and four grandchildren. She loves to write poetry and short articles based on Scripture, and has authored four books:

Get On Board and Stay On Board;
The Last Train at Sunset;
Time Is Running Out;
Living for Jesus Until He Returns.

These books contain salvation messages to reach the unbeliever, and messages about the Christian walk to encourage all Christians. The books are suitable for use as devotionals and also helpful in witnessing.

They are all available on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and also on her Website:

Pearl may be reached by email at Pearl.