INTERVIEW | Unequally Yoked by Denise Cook-Godfrey @CookGodfrey

Denise, tell us about yourself.

In addition to being a published Author, I am an Associate Minister at my church, a Gospel Stage Play-writer, and a Liturgical Dance Instructor. I have worked for the Banking Institution for over thirty years. I enjoy writing, dancing, and spending time with my family.

How do you find time to connect with God?

I like to connect with God upon awaking in the mornings before starting a busy day. I love to use instrumental music and scripture when spending time with God.

Who are your favorite authors? Favorite books?

  • Michelle Stimpson- Divas of Damascus Road
  • Myra Rutledge-Soul’s Harbor
  • Tommy Tenney-God Chasers

4. Tell us about your journey to publication.

For a year or so after completing my first manuscript in 2011, I used a platform called “Payloadz” to publish my book in e-book form. I had to search online and connect with other more seasoned authors on social media in order to learn the “ropes” of publication, so to speak. After gaining knowledge about CreateSpace, I finally was able to publish my first paper back in 2013. I did not have a lot of knowledge then and is still gaining knowledge even now as a Self-Published Author.

Tell us about your current book, Unequally Yoked – The Pleasures of Sin Lasts for a Season?

This novella is a compelling story of influence, choices, consequences, and the offer of redemption that some receive and others reject.The book also provides a separate Bible study guide that can be used for individual or group studies.

This real to life fiction deals with “sex too soon” and other family dysfunctions that can often affect us even after becoming Christians.

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

The ideas for the book was birthed from a strong desire to offer hope and healing to broken individuals who often mask their pain. Some of the ideas were gained from personal experiences.

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

1. When we open ourselves up to sexual sin at a tender young age, we also open up a Pandora’s box filled with emotional trauma, baggage, and pain that can affect our life even after becoming Christian Adults.

2. There is hope and healing after sexual sin.

What’s next for you?

I would like to start a bible study group to discuss the bible study guide for each chapter in the book and would also like to get church youth groups involved in special bible studies for the subject matter in the book.

I am also praying about direction for screen writing.

Please tell us where we can connect with you online.

  • Facebook at Denise Cook Godfrey
  • Twitter @CookGodfrey
  • Website:
  • Amazon Author Site:\author\denisecookgodfrey