Bestselling Author | Speaker Val Newton Knowles was born in the beautiful island of Nassau, in the Bahamas. She is passionate about helping people. Val’s current Bestseller, “Everyday Uplifting you,” is now available. Val started writing daily nuggets to encourage an aunt who had been going through some challenges, the book was such a blessing, that she decided to make it available as an encouragement for others. Val seeks to uplift, motivate and encourage others to be the best they can and never allow failure to cause them to give up. Val first released No Shame Only Power, author Valderine Newton-Knowles offers practical steps to help you walk in the power of God, showing that from the beginning, you were born to win. The Apostle Paul spoke often of the power of God, and he spoke because of his personal experiences. Now it’s time to take your personal experiences and begin a daily diet on the word of God. It is the only thing that has the power to strengthen your spirit and accomplish that which seems impossible.
My book has recently become an Amazon Bestseller in two Categories first Christian Living & Devotionals and second Best Seller in Worship & Devotions. “Everyday Uplifting You: Daily Encouragement for Your Soul 365 Days of Any Year” is filled with daily nuggets to jumpstart your day. The nuggets are short but very powerful.
How did you come up with idea for this book?
I was actually writing another book when this book came about. I have at least 17 aunts, who are all very dear to me, but as in most families there are some who stand out for different reasons, maybe they are the strong one, or the one who always has the ability to get things done. For me there are 3 aunts that have always been strong Christians who played a huge role in my life. One of them went on to be with the Lord. One of my aunts went through a series of challenges; she had several strokes, her husband went home to be with the Lord and she fell in the yard requiring emergency surgery. I’ve seen her sad, I’ve seen her cry, but on this particular visit, I saw her broken and it tore at me and I wanted to do something, anything to help her understand how much she was loved and valued. It was right there in her bedroom that I got the idea to write motivational quotes for everyday and it was there, that the design started to fall into place.
What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?
With this particular book I honestly can’t say there was a difficult part with this writing. It was a labor of love for me.
Why do you write?
I have a genuine love for people. Writing helps me to send that love out to the masses. In my writing, I hope that readers will see and feel the genuine love and care that I seek to express. I use the avenue of writing to express what is in my heart to be a blessing to people all over the world. If I can help to inspire, uplift and motivate others with this gift that He has given me while pointing them to Christ then that is a blessing for me.
What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?
We can all use encouraging words sometimes and we are never alone even if it seems like it. A lot of the daily motivation is this book is designed to help us keep going. It’s written in a way that the reader will know that I am right there walking with them through each day. But most importantly, our heavenly Father is also there each step of the way with us, hence you will see the phrase, Together we can and we will.”
Who are your favorite authors?
Bestselling Author Sheldon Newton – Yes he’s my brother, but a great writer and one who lives what he teaches. Dr. Myles Munroe, Dr. Creflo Dollar, Jim Rohn, Vincent Norman Peele, John C. Maxwell (I have many favorites)
What book(s) are you reading now?
“The Holy Spirit, your financial advisor” by Dr. Dollar and “Winning with people,” by John C Maxwell.
What books have most influenced your life?
I have to say it was and is the Bible. It continues to be the biggest influence in my life.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
I consider my brother, Bishop Sheldon Newton a mentor, and also Dr. Creflo Dollar.
Any advice to give to aspiring writers?
If you are confident this is what you are called to do, never quit! Keep writing; keep getting the message out there. Join writing groups who can help you along the way.
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