Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
This is my first book, though I’m sure it won’t be my last. I’ve been working in cross cultural missions among the unreached for 27 years now and have many stories to tell and insights to share! I am passionate about sharing the good news with those who have never heard it before and very motivated to help others do that too! I am a trainer of trainers and love working with local church planters who then train their own people. I am a bit of an introvert, love gardening, reading, running, biking and hanging out with my husband and/or our amazing adult kids and grandson. I love all kinds of ethnic foods but am partial to Thai and Indian which makes it easy when I visit those countries. Most of all I love making disciples and watching their lives be transformed.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my latest book is Faith to Move Mountains: Stirring Our Faith for Movements Among the Unreached. I co-authored this book with K. Sutter. I had just taken on a new leadership role and as I normally do each year in January, I was asking the Lord what he wanted me to focus on that coming year. I had a deep sense in my heart that I was to write a 30 day devotional to encourage church planters in the field to rise up in their faith to believe God for multiplying movements of disciples. I have faced the challenges of faith that come when working among the unreached and know first hand the discouragements and battles field workers fight to stay engaged with the vision of seeing a movement. I knew this was a God assignment so after talking with K. Sutter, we wrote the book. It was first printed in Asia and has just been published on Amazon so more can benefit from it.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I enjoy writing and usually do most of my writing when I am bored with other work, or want to relax. Most Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoons I can be found writing. Maybe that isn’t so unusual!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
John Maxwell’s books on Leadership
Ruth Haley Barton’s books on Silence and Solitude and Discernment
Peter Scazzero’s books on Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
Don Richardson’s book Eternity in Their Hearts
Richard Stearns book A Hole in Our Gospel
Bruce Olson’s book Bruchko
What are you working on now?
I’m working on a book about recent Christian movements in South Asia and the lessons we are learning from them. I believe this book will be a great help to those wanting to see disciple making movements in other parts of the world.
What are you reading now?
Cry of the Heart: How Our Emotions Reveal Our Deepest Questions about God by Dan Allender
The Broken Way by Ann Voscamp
Jesus Journey by Trent Sheppherd
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m planning to take a sabbatical from my other work this coming February to April. I’m looking forward to using that time to write and brainstorm some new book ideas.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Lord of the Rings
Author Websites and Profiles
C. Anderson Website