Title: Why Do Christian Families Suffer? The
Devastation of Suffering of a Christian Family!
Author: Dr. Linda Lee Jones
Release Date: January, 2014
Dr. Linda Lee Jones holds a doctorate in clinical counseling from Cornerstone University, St. Charles, Ill. She’s a professional member of the National Christian Counselors Association in Sarasota, Fla. and the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counselors. A licensed clinical pastoral counselor and certified temperament Christian counselor, Jones also holds a doctorate in the ministry of Christian counseling, a master’s of divinity in clinical Christian counseling and an undergraduate degree in Christian education. She is married to the Rev. Norris A. Jones, since 1975 and has three daughters; Lynnita, Norlyque and Lynura and two granddaughter, Nariah and Skyla.
What was the impetus for writing this book?
My desire to finally be obedient to God after running away from His calling upon my life in 1970. And to share His power of forgiveness and healing and great Love He extended toward me in this my season to bring completion to this project.
What’s the overall theme?
The overall theme is families within the church structure experience all types of suffering as do those not in the church.
What surprised you about the development of the book?
The more I yielded in writing, the more I was met with believers who were going through a lot more than I realized. I was also motivated to help these families so God blessed me to go back to school.
What one thing do you most want the reader to learn?
You often find your purpose in this life through your calamities, tempestuous situations and turbulent times.
What one thing do you want the reader to remember forever?
God specializes in things impossible to us and He Is sovereign and can deliver us out of all our sufferings.
What did you learn during the writing process?
There are 4 sides to every story; the speaker, the listener, the observer and of course, God.
Any advice for aspiring writers?
Never give up, nor give in but stay focused until you have completed your story. Your first story may not cover your whole story.
List other books you’ve written.
Melodies of the Heart inspired by the Holy Spirit!
Dr. Jones will sign copies of her latest book, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 31 at Comfort Inn, 4050 Powder Mill Road in Beltsville Md. For more information call 443-857-1549.