#NewRelease ‘THE SHIFT,’ by M. Ann Ricks

m ricksABOUT THE AUTHOR:

M. Ann Ricks, (Melissa Ann), is a Christian Fiction novelist residing in Bear, Delaware with her excellent husband and two awesome sons. She is a graduate of Rider University and formerly a national accounts insurance executive. Using Jesus Christ as her example,  as He shared many parables, she creates stories with fictional characters that contend with real life issues and inserts the Word of God to communicate the genuine and unfailing love of God while making it abundantly clear that Jesus is the ONLY answer.  M. Ann is determined to tell the world how wonderfully awesome Jesus Christ is and can be in our lives if we just allow Him to be.   She is honored to be used by God to spread His message with the stories she creates with the leading of the Holy Spirit, knowing that He will provide her with stories and the insight that will lift up the name of Jesus as He promised that if He is lifted up, He will draw all men to Him. She is the author Awesome Wonder: The Gift of Remembrance, The Son and THE BLOOD DONE SIGNED MY NAME.

M. Ann Ricks, tell us about your book?

I’ll let the synopsis peak your interest… There is a sense of urgency in the atmosphere as God is transitioning what the world has deemed impossible and unbelievable into the possible and the believable.  Pastor Douglass and his family have been chosen for such a supernatural transition but because of the dense fog of deception that seems to surround them, some in the Douglass family have created their own beliefs, fabricating their own sense of self; negating the truth, God’s truth, even when truth is staring them in the face. They, like many, are living lives devoid of the knowledge of who they really are and robbing themselves and those they love of their true identity and freedom. Deeply embedded lies from enemy have blinded eyes, impaired hearing and hardened hearts and Angels from the army of God have been deployed. Dreams, supernatural revelation and actual attacks from man’s ultimate foe will expose all and confirm God’s plan for Xion, Veronica, Zeborah, Bo and Pastor Douglas. Can they handle the truth and surrender? The lives of the Douglass family will never be the same and neither will you, because of THE SHIFT!

How did you come up with idea for this book?

I’ve always wanted to incorporate the truth of the supernatural and the power of prayer into my writing. God granted my desires as I believe He too wants people to see past what they can physically visualize in the “natural”. Knowing that there is underlying spiritual aspect to everything that one may encounter is essential as we are NOT fighting against flesh and blood, (the natural).  As I began to write THE SHIFT, the ideas just started flowing as each idea, each character and each challenge was a divine whisper. There’s nothing or no one like the HOLY SPIRIT!

What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?

There are some sensitive subjects, homosexuality in particular, THE SHIFT that I initially was a bit apprehensive about approaching but I heard from the Holy Spirit that I should simply speak His words. Many have believed the LIE of the enemy and only His word, not my words or perspective can set them free!

Why do you write?

I write to glorify God and to tell the world about how awesome He is!

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

We have the awesome opportunity to be everything God says we are because of Jesus’ unstoppable and unshakable affection towards us. It is my hope that people will realize while reading THE SHIFT that God is not just an ideal or unapproachable entity. God, the Creator of everything is REAL and most importantly Jesus is waiting. Regardless of who we are, what we’ve done or what people have done to us, Jesus loves us and we don’t need to feel powerless, unloved or unworthy. The good news is that Jesus has deprived the world of anything that could harm us because of His sacrifice. He can suddenly change (hence, THE SHIFT) our lives into ones of true purpose. Lives that will give Him glory! All He desires is a YES!

Who are your favorite authors?

My favorite authors are: J. California Cooper, Frank Peretti, Michelle Andrea Bowen and Stephen L. Carter.

What book(s) are you reading now?

I am just about to start a Beverly Jenkin novel. I love her Blessings novels.

What books have most influenced your life?

Ms. J. California Cooper’s, Wake of the Wind and This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness by Mr. Frank Peretti

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

Ms. Michelle Andrea Bowen. She is an AWESOME woman of GOD!

Any advice to give to aspiring writers?

I would certainly say that they need to really believe in their gift and talent. Rejection may be a very bitter pill that they may have to swallow but if God has called you to do it then He will see you through it! Stand on His promises as He is obligated to finish what He has started in you! He will send you people for life! Success is in your DNA!

The Shift

Buy Link: Amazon: http://amzn.to/1lvi2Ud

 ABOUT THE BOOK: 

There is a sense of urgency in the atmosphere as God is transitioning what the world has deemed impossible and unbelievable into the possible and the believable. Don’t be alarmed by the “sudden” moves of God.
Pastor Douglass and his family have been positioned for such a move but because of the dense fog of deception that seems to surround them, some in the Douglass family have created their own beliefs, fabricating their own sense of self; negating the truth, God’s truth, even when truth is staring them in the face.  They, like many, are living lives devoid of the knowledge of who they really are and robbing themselves and those they love of their true identity and freedom. Deeply embedded lies from enemy have blinded eyes, impaired hearing and hardened hearts and Angels from the army of God have been deployed. The assignment: the execution of God’s divine design.  Dreams, supernatural revelation and actual attacks from man’s ultimate foe will expose all and confirm God’s plan for Xion, Veronica, Zeborah, Bo and Pastor Douglas. Can they handle the truth and surrender? Will the infrastructure of unbelief crumble?  The lives of the Douglass family will never be the same and neither will you, because of THE SHIFT !

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