INTERVIEW | Lynda Brown, author of Powerful Prayer to Protect & Bless Your Family

INTERVIEW | Lynda Brown, author of Powerful Prayer to Protect & Bless Your Family

my_author_pictureLynda, tell us about yourself.

I live in St. Louis MO. I’m divorced and have a 34 year old son, and a beautiful 5 year old grandson. I currently work full time for the local library as a computer technology assistant. I also own Spoken Word Press publishing company, and I host a podcast, Author Chat with Lynda D. Brown on blogtalkradio.com on the weekends to help support and promote fellow authors.

How do you find time to connect with God?

Each morning between the hours of 2-3 am, I spend time in prayer and ‘command my morning’. I realized how important this was after I purchased a copy of Dr. Cindy Trimm’s Commanding Your Morning book and I also read a passage of scripture before going to bed.

Who are your favorite authors? Favorite books?

I’m a huge fan of Dr. Cindy Trimm, Tananarive Due, Wanda B. Campbell, Shelia E. Lipsey, Victoria Christopher Murray, and Beverly Jenkins.

Favorite books: Tananarive Due’s My Soul to Keep and My Soul to Take Series, and Wanda B. Campbell’s Illusion, and Dr. Cindy Trimm’s Commanding Your Morning.

Tell us about your journey to publication.

After living a life involved in the occult, reading tarot cards, creating horoscope charts for clients, chanting, etc., from the age of 16 until 2003, I connected with a Christian friend at work, who finally made me see I was conducting my life in a way that was not pleasing to God. I repented and gave my life back to Him in 2004. I then decided to really get serious and establish a relationship with Jesus, after I read Hosea 4:6 my people are destroyed because of lack of knowledge. I didn’t understand at the time that the scripture was referring to Christians! I believed that many would benefit from my life in the occult, so in 2006, I wrote and published, Once I Was Lost. In the fall of 2006 I began writing the Invisible Enemies Series, a more in-depth fictional account about spiritual warfare. In 2010, when it was finally ready to be published, I decided to start Spoken Word Press and publish the book myself. In 2011, I published book two in the series, Seed of Satan, and I’m currently working on book three. All my books are available in paperback, eBooks and audio.

Tell us about your current book.powerful_prayer_ebook_cover_10162012

Powerful Prayer to Protect & Bless Your Family is just what the title implies. The prayer that I share in this book is a strategic prayer. It covers the prayer that Jesus taught the disciples in Matthew 6, how to plead the blood of Jesus over your loved ones, how to intercede for others, how to set a guard over your mouth since life and death are in the power of the tongue, how to live a life that’s less of you and more of him, and finally, how to pray for God to become a part of everything you’re involved in, and to enlarge your territory.
This book is available in paperback, Kindle, Nook, i Pad, iPhone and audio.

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

Since I write about spiritual warfare, I’ve been under some serious attacks. I began researching prayers that would help me ‘fight back.” Too many Christians don’t know how to fight back when the ‘enemy’ goes on the attack. I sought the Holy Spirit to help me include the information in the book that believers needed to have victory in their lives.

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

When you pray strategically, you learn how to have victory in your life. This book shows you how to use the spiritual keys of the kingdom and the weapons of our warfare to defeat the enemy and live the abundant life that Jesus died for believers to have. I’m a living witness, because I’m living my dreams by writing and publishing my books, and also being a blessing to others.

What’s next for you?

I just published my first book in my Kingdom Kids Series. The main character in the series is my five year old grandson Damien. My beautiful grandson is bi-racial and I was searching for a book to buy for him that had characters that looked like him, and couldn’t find any. I also wanted a book that would be fun for him to read, but also included the biblical principles that we try to instill in him. I couldn’t find anything that addressed these issues, so I decided to write one for his birthday. When I showed a copy of the book I created to one of the librarians where I work, she became excited and encouraged me to publish it because she was unable to find books that showed children of color, especially male lead characters that had a biblical message without being too preachy! So Damien’s New Bike is now available on Amazon. He’s so excited and shares his book with everyone he comes into contact with. He’s a celebrity! LOL

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