TC Avey is one of my favorite writer friends and is a Christian devoted to God, family and friends. She is passionate about encouraging Christians to live a life dedicated to Christ as well as helping them understand the importance of preserving our national freedoms through knowledge and love. She blogs at Wisdom of a Fool. You can also follow her on Twitter. Her book, The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends, is available on Amazon today, April 7th.
I asked her to answer and few questions about the book:
1. Tell us a little about your book.
The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends is a compilation of three short stories that revolve around an out-of-control government seeking to maintain order no matter the cost. Each story paints a vivid picture of how this will affect Christians.
Each story is combined with Modern Events shaping our world and also Discussion Questions to help readers reflect upon what they’ve read and analyze what they would do in similar situations.
2. What do you hope people will take away from reading your stories?
I hope they take away that people need to have a healthy fear of an ever-expanding government combined with a reverent fear of God.
I pray this book will encourage people to go deeper in their walk with God. That they will know Him better and therefore won’t fear as the world gets crazier and crazier the closer to His return.
What I hope they DON’T take away from my book is fear the world is ending.
No one knows the hour Christ will return. But we are all called to the Great Commission.
People are dying without knowledge of Christ.
How can we be His hands and feet, His voice and heart, if we don’t KNOW Him? If we don’t follow Him?
Being a Christian is more than a title we wear. It’s supposed to be ACTION.
3. Once informed, how do we encourage people to take action, repent and turn toward the Lord?
Excellent question, Chris!
I believe the step-by-step answer is found in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (Emphasis mine)
Turning this world around begins with each individual Christian taking personal responsibility for his/her life and then being intentional about seeking God’s will and OBEYING whatever it is He commands—even if it’s uncomfortable or doesn’t “make sense”.
No one person can change the entire world, but we are all responsible for the place God has us.
The Great Commission begins in one’s own neighborhood, work, and family. And when we allow God to use us, HE can change the world.
But we must realize how vital it is to be plugged into the Vine.
4. What was the most challenging thing for you in writing this book?
Ironically, fear. Fear of what people, especially Christians, will think of this book. Fear of rejection.
But God is not the author of fear. He is perfect love and perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18).
Satan wants people distracted from God’s calling in their lives and he will use any means possible to accomplish his goal.
It took (and is taking) a great deal of prayer and faith to get this book into others hands.
I am simply trying to obey, no matter how uncomfortable it makes me.
“He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Luke 11:28 NIV
5. What surprised you in your launch?
The encouragement and support from my family and friends. I think satan often builds fear inside us, but it isn’t until we step out of that fear, in faith, that we find the assurance we need to keep going.
I feel truly blessed to be Christ’s servant, to be used by Him.
6. Will you ever publish another book?
I don’t know. I’ve written two other books that aren’t published. I’m not sure they are meant to be. I will have to continue to seek God. He will let me know. Then it will be up to me to obey.
Do you have any additional questions for TC about the book or her writing?
Reading TC’s book opened my eyes to a world of possibilities. It makes me think of how we take so many things for granted here in the USA as there are people who face religious persecution in the world today. Our religious freedom is valuable and we should always follow Jesus as a model to love everyone and respect their beliefs.
TC shares 3 short stories about future possibilities that are not far-fetched. This book reminds me in parts of Andy Andrews’ “How Do You Kill 11 Million People”
Loved the discussions questions at the end of each chapter. Must read – easy to process and sticks with you!
One last item for today – TC is offering a BONUS PACKAGE to those who purchase her book through April 14th. This includes 2 free books, Dave Arnold’s “”The Drop Zone Pre-Project Devotional” and Michael Kimball’s “Portals.” Please use my contact link for additional information on this and I’ll help you get squared away!