Thursday, June 28, 2012

Where are you in the journey?

My journey with the Lord began when I was eight years old. My journey into writing started around the same time. That festering desire to put pen to page bubbled throughout the years with a stab at poetry, essays, scripts, newsletters, articles, and books. My journey into novel-writing started in 2005 with my first title, Journey to Judah. Since then, I've published four novels with another contracted through OakTara Publishers.

God's journey for me involves sharing His love and forgiveness through the written and spoken word.

What about you? Have you discovered God's unique journey for you?

Share a bit about your journey and enter to win a copy of CHOSEN ONES, book three in the Born for India trilogy. 


A couple in crisis
A child taken captive

Life in Chennai, India, is complicated. While Maggie and Gavin Munsfield adjust to a new baby, missionary friends, Dan and Yvonne Pratt, experience the heart break of infertility and miscarriage. When their lives intersect with a young girl caught up in the horrors of sex trafficking, each of them will receive a precious gift. But will they find it in their hearts to accept an outcome so different from what they expected and hoped for? 

Here's what others are saying about Chosen Ones: 

Highlights what may be the worst human rights violation in the 21st century--human trafficking. -Barbara Everett, Director, Destiny Rescue USA, Inc.

A shocking portrait of a tragic, real-life crime in order to bring hope and healing to those who suffer from sexual abuse. -Dr. Tim Clinton, President of the nearly 50,000 member American Association of Christian Counselors

Captures the flavor of India and 'speaks up for those who cannot speak for themselves.' -Betty Anne Bantz, author, Secrets of the Heart series 

Another gripping story by Eileen Rife, which kept me engrossed by her vivid word pictures and skillful dealing of difficult issues--barrenness, miscarriage, and human trafficking. I am forever changed by this emotionally tragic story of sexual slavery. The discussion questions at the end of the book make it an excellent choice for group study. -Betty Robertson, author, Changing Places: A Christian's Guide to Caring for Aging Parents

Eileen Rife has placed human faces, good and evil, on one of the world's great social tragedies--huamn slavery. Her 'can't put it down' informative story brings tears of defeat and vistory. May the heightened awareness she brings stimulate action. -Dr. David Peterson, Founder, Total Life Counseling, Inc. and author, Strength from Psalm 23

Contest dates: June 28 - July 28. 

Thanks for stopping by to encourage my readers with your journey story!


Jan Cline said...

My journey has taken twists and turn I never expected, which is usually a confirmation that God is doing his thing :). I only started writing seriously and full time after diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis about 5 years ago. Not being able to work anymore, I plunged into writing, submitting and writing some more. Wrote a novel, which was the first twist since I always written nonfiction, and took it to my first writers conference. It received some good attention, but the second twist was that God "invited" me to start a conference for the writers in my area. So now Im loving writing fiction and directing a conference. Close to publication, I hope, but waiting on His timing. This is a crazy business! Blessings on Chosen One!

Eileen Rife said...

Yes, this is a crazy business! Exciting, huh!

You show great perseverance and joy in the journey! Thanks for encouraging my readers to keep pressing on in God's way and in His timing.

Thanks for stopping by, Jan!

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