Hadassah (J.E. Thomas), describe yourself for our visitors.
I am newly married (2 Years). I am the mother of two amazing adults. I have three spectacular granddaughter’s. I love reading, studying and teaching God’s word. I enjoy serving God’s people. I enjoy spending time in prayer and worship. Although I am not a gifted singer, I love to sing. I love to dance and I love to laugh and play. I enjoy learning. I have worked in Social Services for 26 years. I am excited about God and lastly what most people don’t know and probably would not believe about me is that I am really an introvert by nature.
How do you find time to connect with God?
When I get up, I start my day with prayer, the Word, intercession and worship. I have a place
where I meet with God regularly. There have been times I have missed my appointment with
God, but I always acknowledge Him first thing in the morning before I get out of bed and give Him praise. I play worship music in my car and worship God while driving to work. I also talk with my heavenly Father throughout the day about any and everything.
Who are your favorite authors? Favorite books?
I can’t say that I have a favorite author; however I do enjoy authors such as Watchman Née, Kay Arthur, John Maxwell, Dutch Sheets and Myles Munroe. Oh, I also love Jane Austen. As for favorite books; It’s difficult for me to specify because I love so many; but the three books that immediately come to mind are: This Present Darkness (Frank Peretti), Pilgrims Progress (John Bunyan) and The Shack (William Paul Young). I predominately read spiritual and self-help books.
Tell us about your current book, Reasons for Hatred?
My current book is a story about one woman’s personal struggle with hatred and her journey to forgiveness. The story is set around the relationship between two best friends who were separated during childhood. Upon their adult reunion, Hadassah, who is the main character, reopens the tragedies of her adolescence, divulging every painful moment as if it were yesterday. It is a story about how she triumphed against tremendous odds.
What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?
1) They do not have to let the pain of their past keep them stuck in time.
2) No matter how dark the experience there is always a way out. Light is greater than darkness.
3) There is a full life of purpose and abundance beyond the dark experience(s).
What’s next for you?
I am currently working on my second book. It will be the sequel to this book. It will also incorporate another story about how God used Hadassah in the life of her father’s murderer, which will also be based on true events. I will also write a book on the subject of grief, and a book on answered prayers.
Where can readers find you online?
About The Book
This a story based on true events. Two best friends who were separated during their childhood. The spotlight then zooms in on Hadassah; during their adult reunion, she divulges the painful moments of the sexual abuse, murder and death that occurred in her life during her adolescence. It is a story about an ordinary person faced with extraordinary trauma and how she came to forgive and learned to embrace wholeness.
About The Author
Hadassah Thomas Martin is a high-spirited woman of faith who was born in Los Angeles and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She trained with Precept Ministries and became a certified trainer in “How to study the Bible”. She is also an active member of the Fellowship of International Christian Word of Faith Ministries (FICWFM). She is the founder of “Keep It Real Ministries” which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to conduct local bible studies which teach people how to continuously live in the reality of God’s Word; regardless of their experience.
Being an “at risk youth” herself, Hadassah has overcome insurmountable obstacles. She is a bright light to women who have suffered abuse and a vital assistant in producing overcomers. She has a passion for people and teaches youth, men and woman how to fight to win! As a true worshipper and Intercessor, she boldly believes that NOTHING is too hard for God! In spite of the multiple challenges we face, she believes the greatness which is inside us all, can be extracted, developed and targeted to reach its designed purpose.
Her Focus: to express qualities that brings inspiration to others. Her motto is “We Always Triumph!”
Her inspiring influence, and her down to earth, “Keep It Real” style are certain to leave an indelible impression.
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