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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Soul Food and Living Water

As God-conscious families, we all struggle to maintain a vibrant faith that will lead to strength and happiness in the midst of declining social values and daily challenges. Marital commitment, child rearing, financial stewardship and family harmony are problems that can become intensely magnified, draining our joy and ability to sufficiently thrive.

Overflowing with Biblical teaching, practical examples and real encouragement, Soul Food and Living Water provides the spiritual nourishment you and your family needs. Written in culturally sensitive language, reflecting the rich heritage and strong faith of African Americans, Soul Food and Living Water refreshes and equips families for today’s challenges.

Soul Food and Living Water is a personal invitation to come and dine at the Lord’s table, to be comforted in His presence and to feast upon His Words. So eat heartily and drink deeply.

About the Authors

WILLIAM J. POWELL is a senior policy analyst for the District of Columbia and also pastors, Dominion International Ministries, a new start-up and dynamic church fellowship in Southern Maryland. YOLANDA POWELL is president of Oracles & Utterance, Incorporated, a Kingdom-advancing ministry to establish the global Body of Jesus Christ in deeper life intimacy, prophetic intercession, and spiritual warfare. She also serves as apostolic director of EXOUSIA, a Mid-Atlantic prayer training summit to equip church leaders and prayer teams in intense levels of intercession.

THE POWELLS reside in Dunkirk, Maryland with their three young adult sons.

Yolanda, tell us about Soul Food & Living Water.

Soul Food & Living Water is a potent scriptural oasis in the midst of the family desert and the daily drought. It’s creatively designed to strengthen Black parents and children where we are weak and lacking and provide us with what we need in both spiritual and practical ways.

Each chapter is a quick and easy read! The reading audience will identify with our real-life examples, laugh out-loud at our transparent stories and be built-up by practical aids…all flowing - from chapter to chapter - into your life like refreshing streams.

Overall, Soul Food & Living Water will help the family he Black discover joyful paths back into the Presence of a Loving God – Who sees, cares and knows EXACTLY where we live! It's a true manual for marriage and family - in the trenches where we live and work every day.

How did you come up with ideas for Soul Food & Living Water?

Our family lived the "ideas" of Soul Food & Living Water in the raw and discovered that what we had emerged from...job loss, poverty, spiritual bankruptcy, marital blues, sibling rivalry, extended family drama and the like - were things others could glean from. So it’s a living book with to life solutions.

Did you have to do quite a bit of research for Soul Food & Living Water

The majority of the research was during the book proposal stage, when I needed to justify why the 'concept' was a literal need in the marketplace and what a vacuum it would fill - even though it was to be written to a specified market niche like the African-American Christian family.

What do you hope readers will learn/discover from reading Soul Food & Living Water?

Inside of Soul Food & Living Water, readers will find spiritual nurture and practical solutions to aid and assist them in everyday family life. They'll discover how to:

• Place Christ as HMIC (Head Master in Charge)
• Take Spiritual Inventory of your household life
• Develop a 5-5 Family Plan of Spiritual Bounty
• Respond to the Father’s Invitation to “Come, Buy & Eat” without money or price
• Enjoy Corporate fasting with a unified purpose
• Maintain household orderliness along with cleanliness
• Institute ongoing times of Sabbath rest and reflection

And so much more!

Okay, a not-so-fun question. How important are reviews to you as a writer?

Reviews represent a 'voice of the people' (not just the professional reader) and is extremely important; especially in a busy world where folks desire to make informed decisions and choice - from where they will live and what they will eat, to where they should invest money and what they should read. So reviews are prime and very important to me as a writer and literary consumer.

PODCAST – It’s Family Time

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PODCAST – Excerpt from Chapter 1

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