Tell us about yourself.
I am the proud parent of four adult children, five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. I am a licensed minister and attend Joyful Noise AOH Church of God in Sylacauga, Alabama where I serves as the church secretary.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Montevallo and a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Alabama. It is my desire that Christians as well as Non-Christians work through their pervasive issues before the end of life, so that the transition between death and eternity can be smooth, and not cluttered with unresolved conflicts. Forgiveness is a must and is encouraged as mankind deals with their pervasive issues in their lives.
What type of jobs or careers have you worked in the past?
I worked in textiles at Russell Cooperation in Alexander City for over twenty years until my job was shipped to Honduras in 2001. I currently work at Lakeside Hospice, Inc. in Pell City, Alabama as a hospice social worker. As a social worker, I work with the terminally ill, providing emotional support at the most critical time in an individual’s life.
Who are your favorite authors?
I like a variety of authors: John Maxwell, Rick Warren, T.D. Jakes, Lynda Brown, Joyce Myers and etc.
What are your favorite books?
The Bible in various translations, Purpose Driven Life, Battlefield of the Mind, The Confident Woman, Invisible Enemies, 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, and etc.
When did you begin to realize you wanted to write?
I cannot say that I ever really wanted to write but in obedience to God I became willing and I started to get thoughts on paper in 2003.
Tell us about your journey to publication.
Well, as I began to write I begin to ask around about others who had published. I met a professor in Fayetteville, Georgia who gave me the name of the publisher she used which was Outskirts Press. I went on the website and got familiar with the process and prices. After I finished the book, I contacted Outskirts Press and the rest is history.
Are you a full-time writer?
No. I am not a full-time writer.
About The Book
Even as a faithful Christian, there may be times when you feel that there is no hope of escaping issues and themes in your life that ensnare and trip you up time and time again. When a certain pattern of behavior or type of suffering has been following you all your life, it’s hard to believe that you can ever escape from it. Christians with Pervasive Issues shows us that every child of God can be delivered from issues that cause them to be a victim, rather than walking in victory. In compassionate, no-nonsense language, Annie Brown demonstrates that with genuine repentance, using God’s principles, and the right counseling/support, you can overcome anything. Christians with Pervasive Issues gives you the ray of hope you need in order to heal your life, and get closer to God.
About The Author
Annie Brown is the mother of four adult children, five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. She is a licensed minister and social worker. As a social worker, Annie works the terminally ill, providing emotional support at the most critical time in an individual’s life. It is Annie’s desire that Christians work through their pervasive issues before the end of life, so that the transition between death and eternity can be smooth, and not cluttered with unresolved conflicts.
The Meaning of Pervasive Issues
I WAS GETTING ready for work and suddenly the words “Pervasive Issues” were dropped into my spirit. Can you imagine someone who is not normally a morning person having something so important to deal with? I could not even think of the meaning of “pervasive,” so I could not comprehend what was being said to me. I went on to work, but it did not leave me. I shared what had been dropped into my spirit with my co-worker who is an encourager. He gave me a push to pursue the message the Spirit was conveying, and to understand what God wanted me to write. I could not begin until I did some preliminary homework. I had to figure out what part of speech that “pervasive” was. “Pervasive” is an adjective, which served as a modifier to the noun (issue). Merriam-Webster Dictionary defined it as “spreading through every part.” If an issue is pervasive, it permeates the whole of something. Pervasive issues need to be dealt with within the Body of Christ.
A Remedy to Get to the Root of the Problem
WHAT IS NEEDED is that the people of God “must” clean out their secret compartments and confess that they need the Lord to deliver them. Confession is made unto salvation (deliverance). If we confess our faults, the Lord is faithful in forgiving us. You may ask, “Why do I have to confess if I was not responsible for what happened to me?”
The issue then becomes whether you have forgiven the person that caused me this harm. If there is no forgiveness, then you become a victim twice: a victim of circumstance, and a victim of bondage. This can be in some ways more dangerous than cancer. This will always be eating away at you. With cancer, at least you know what is going on in your body. Being a victim of circumstance and having an unforgiving heart bring torment. This torment becomes a part of you in such a way that it eats through your mind, destroys your inner peace, and puts your soul in jeopardy because it becomes a heart matter of sin.
Connect with the Author
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter link http://twitter/annieclara2002
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christians-with-Pervasive-Issues/333501483361141
Order a copy
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Christians-with-Pervasive-Issues-ebook/dp/B005IAAPMK/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1
Outskirts Press: http://outskirtspress.com/webpage.php?ISBN=9781432775766
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