Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a native of Birmingham, AL. I have been married to my best friend, Kristy, for five years. We have a daughter, Khloe, who will soon be three years old. I pastor a local church in Birmingham called Faith Ministries, Inc. I enjoy reading, writing, being outdoors, sports, and movies.
What made you first decide to become a writer?
I have always been a lover of books. I always wanted to be a writer, or at least thought that I would become a writer one day. At this point in my life I feel lead to write, because it is a way to get a message across to a much wider audience. Writing gives you the privilege of conveying a message or sharing information with people even though you are not physically with them. It as a great opportunity to share ideas with masses of people.
Can you tell us about your latest book?
Tactics, Trends, and Traits, of the Enemy is about equipping people with the knowledge and wisdom to overcome various struggles in life that are a direct result of spiritual adversity. This book exposes the enemy’s strategies that present themselves in struggles that people face every day that they may not be aware of as demonic attacks. I deal with tactics that the enemy uses against Christians, non-Christians, and humanity in general. It is filled with stories, principles, and practical information to help people live up to their God-given potential.
What inspired you to write it?
The inspiration for the book came from reflecting on my own life and experiences, thinking about questions and concerns that I have encountered in providing pastoral counseling to others, as well as gleaning from a Bible study series that I taught at my church. I wrote this book to help people discern between what is a normal struggle in everyday life from one that is demonic and diabolical. The book exposes the enemy, and equips us to overcome his tactics.
What is one thing you hope readers will take away from this book?
One thing I hope readers will take away from this book is the understanding that knowledge is power. People are being destroyed because they don’t recognize when they are under spiritual attack. The more we know about the enemy and his strategies, the better we are equipped to identify his tactics, and ultimately defeat him. We already have a victorious life available to us. However, we must know how to walk in it.
How is your book different from others on the market?
My book is different from other books on the market that deal with spiritual warfare because this book takes the spookiness and scariness out of spiritual warfare. Other books may emphasize the demonic in a way that deals solely with exorcisms and things of that nature. This book attempts to show how spiritual warfare is actually present in some of our everyday challenges, and how to overcome them. This book also focuses on specific things that keep the gospel from advancing in people’s lives.
Where can readers purchase a copy of your book?
Readers can purchase a copy of the book online by visiting my website www.JermaineGadson.com, or Amazon.com. They can also purchase a copy any where books are sold, including their local LifeWay Christian bookstore.
What is up next for you?
Next, I plan to develop an in-depth study curriculum that will expand on the study guide questions already found in the book. I believe having a study companion to the book would make it of greater use and more attractive for churches, ministries, small group Bible studies, and discipleship groups, in addition to the individual reading the book on their own. I am also preparing to write a second book that will hopefully be released by next year.
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