Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an Atlanta-based award-winning Christian Education Ministry Director, Bible-teaching broadcaster, podcaster. I have served as the Christian Education Ministry Director at two metropolitan Atlanta area churches. Finding Jesus in Genesis: A Biblical Commentary on the Preincarnate Presence of Jesus Christ is the first book that I have written. My wife, Yvonne, and I have been married for over 41 years. We have three children and five grandchildren.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Finding Jesus in Genesis: A Biblical Commentary on the Preincarnate Presence of Jesus Christ is my first book. I was a member of my church’s missions ministry team. Our team would gather at a local shopping mall and witness Jesus Christ to the shoppers who passed by. A Jehovah’s Witness shopper quoted John 1:1 from his New World Translation Bible and told me that Jesus Christ was “a god” and was not divine. His translation of John 1:1 completely contradicted every bible I had read. That encounter started me on a journey to defend the gospel and deity of Jesus Christ.
I was the Christian Education Director at my metropolitan church. I developed the curriculum, taught a class on Christian Apologetics, and equipped our congregation with scriptures that defended the deity of Jesus Christ. Years later, I founded the Foundation Biblical Teaching Ministry and created a podcast and broadcast series titled Jesus in Genesis. In addition, I have used my podcast and broadcast series research to make my first book.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I am a morning person. My creativity is highest before noon each day.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The Holy Bible has had a significant influence on my life. I am studying the writing of Moses in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
What are you working on now?
As a new author, I am studying effective methods and strategies for book promotion.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My ministry website and my author profile on Amazon have helped promote my book.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Trust God and believe in yourself and your God-given abilities.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Proverbs 3:5-6, Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him, and he will direct your path.
What are you reading now?
I am reading the book of Exodus in the Holy Bible.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I want to master the art and science of book promotion.
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?
I would bring The Holy Bible, The Works of Josephus, and The Autobiography of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Author Websites and Profiles
Dr. Ben Pennington Website
Dr. Ben Pennington Amazon Profile