Thursday, December 3, 2009
What Happens After the Hoop?
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Here is an interview with Ella Curry of EDC Creations
Ella: Greetings Mr. Bell, tell us about your passion for writing. What impact do you want your book to make on the readers?
JB: Interestingly enough, I started out wanting to write screenplays and I actually finished my first one, which was Christian based. However, I wasn't satisfied and I felt like there was something else that needed to be done. Then God made me uncomfortable when I would see folks in church caught up in a practiced mode. I was watching saints become conditioned to religious dogma: carrying out components of service on queue rather than by the Spirit.
JB: I remember telling my wife how God wanted to share so much more with us... that we were missing Him because we were becoming good at religion and missing the relationship that He desires. I remember sitting at the computer trying to write a second screenplay, when I said to her, "Somebody should write a book to help those who are trying so hard and missing it." My wife walked over to me, kissed my forehead and whispered, "Did you ever think that since God placed it in your heart, that maybe you're the one to write the book?" Then she quietly left me to deal with what I had been debating in my spirit and trying to get around all this time. I then began to write and share the fact that God wants us to have a relationship of intimacy with Him.
Ella: Introduce us to your book, "What Happens After the Hoop?".
JB: So many wonderful saints are reaching out to God with all their hearts while still locked into lifestyles that are torn and broken. Many are holding on because they think this is what's supposed to happen - so they continue to struggle but they are suffering. God has a plan of abundance for us and this book explains what that plan looks like and more importantly how to walk in it.
Ella: Why was this book so important to create?
JB: The importance here is about life and how to live it. There are a number of issues (which are detailed in the book) that keep the saints in the dark when it comes to what God desires. God loves us and wants us to grow in that love.
Ella: How will "What Happens After the Hoop" impact community relationships?JB: It is my prayer that those who get this message will be able to come up and out of their struggles, and walk in the joy that God has ordained for them.
Ella: What is the most surprising thing you have learned from the christian community?
JB: With all the preaching and teaching out there, many are still missing the best part of God, the intimacy that He so freely offers.
Ella: What would you say has been your most significant achievement with this book?
JB: So far, it would be that many of the folks who have read it, have said that it has added joy and knowledge to their lives.
Ella: How has writing "What Happens After the Hoop" changed or shaped your life?
JB: As I was writing, the Holy Spirit revealed some things to me, so the book also speaks to me. What I thought I was going to write and what the Holy Spirit moved me to write were two very different things. Because of this process, I am yet closer to Christ and am seeing the Word of God through fresh eyes.
Ella: What can we expect from you in the future?
JB: I am currently writing my next book entitled "Take Your Seat", which will address walking in our authority, because many of us are seated in the wrong place in the Kingdom.
"What Happens After the Hoop?" by Jerome Bell
An easy guide to the wonderful intimate relationship that God desires to share with us. This book offers simple answers for those who seek that next plateau in their relationship with God. Are you ready for the next step?
ISBN-10: 0578022834 ISBN-13: 978-0578022833
Email Jerome Bell at: http://firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchase the book at the following places--Amberbluepub.com --Amazon.com--Justbookz.com