Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Dr. Sharon Crittenden pastors alongside her husband at Rest-Oration Church in Champaign, IL. She is a valued conference host, teacher, speaker, and author. She has an earned MBA and EdD, and has taught a variety of courses at the university level. Her current pursuits in ministry has led her to hold a special place in her heart for God’s people who need to be restored, renewed, revived and replenished through an understanding of God’s Word. While Prayer Plus Faith Equals Miracles is her first book, she is currently working on various ministry related books and is set to release her second book entitled “Guard Your Heart: A Practical Guide to Victorious Living” which will be released in 2018 by her publisher Rhema Word Press.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is a prayer book entitled Prayer Plus Faith Equals Miracles: 31 Day of Fervent Prayer. I was inspired to write this book after going through many rough patches in my life. I decided to pray more and worry less. I wanted to share those daily prayers with others who might feel like all hope is lost and God is not listening.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I like to write sitting on the floor. Other than that, no other unusual habits.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I have been influenced by Christian authors such as Max Lucado, Bishop T.D. Jakes, C.S Lewis, Joel Osteen and so many others.
What are you working on now?
I am currently finishing my next book entitled Guard Your Heart: A Practical Guide to Victorious Living.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My best method of promoting my books I have found has been by the use of social media, primarily Facebook.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My advice for new authors would be to really thing about how your books can make a difference in someone else’s life and how it can impact the world. Your book can minister to others in so many ways. Keep the topics centered around hope, peace and love, which is needed to combat all of the violence we face in the world today.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I have ever heard is “hurry up and slow down” which is an interesting phrase. Oftentimes, we are in such a hurry to do things that we fail to slow down and process what and how we need to go about our day.
What are you reading now?
I am reading a book entitled “Jumpstart Your Day”.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I plan to keep writing more books and hopefully get to a place where I can eventually be a known Christian author. My hope is that I will write a best seller some day.
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 a few books: Joyce Meyer, Battlefield of the Mind; Bishop T.D Jakes Soar and Maya Angelo, I know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
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