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Author’s Corner

Rev. Louise A. Battle

Parenting by Faith

Release Date: March 2015

The Rev. Louise A. Battle was born and raised in Washington, D. C. more than half a century ago. She currently serves as an associate minister at Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church in Washington, D.C. in the Ministerial Alliance where her covering are Shepherds ArchBishop Alfred A. Owens and Co-Pastor Susie Owens. She is the proud mother of April and Phillip and four grandchildren, Precious, Edward, Tatiyana and Azaria. Her books may be purchased at www.battlenolonger.org, e-books ordered through Barnes & Noble Nook, Amazon.com Kindle and Apple iBooks or order paperback books through www.xulonpress.com or write her at  P. O. Box 1243, Landover, Maryland  20785; E-mail us at Lbattlenolonger@hotmail.com.

What was the impetus for writing your book?

When I look around my world, families are being torn apart.  I am happy to be a parent! Children are still a blessing and both of mine are such.  Many parents say children don’t come with a manual…..well “Parenting By Faith” is that manual. I wanted to share with the world that in order to reap benefits and for your children to reap benefits, God must be a part of your parenting skills. in raising them.

What’s the overall theme? 

Learn “how” to be a good parent and “Parenting By Faith” tells you how!

What surprised you about the development of the book?

How children have changed, but God’s word in raising them has not.

What do you want the reader to remember forever?

Proverbs 22:6King James Version (KJV)
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

What did you learn during the writing process? 

I realized how blessed I am and I have been humbled by it!  Writing this book brought back wonderful, precious moments and reminded me of all the hurdles and challenges I faced and how God after the passing of my husband and my children’s Dad……….God brought us through it all!

Any advice for aspiring writers?

Be yourself, find your own voice and write from the heart about things that interest you. Write on topics you know about and don’t be in such a hurry to publish your work, once it is finished.  Sleep on it. Read, revise, read, revise and read and revise again!

What’s next on the horizon for you?

Write a volume of three childrens’ books that teach and give children a message, then a book on prayer and thirdly a powerful love story!

What other books have you written?

“No Longer Oppressed, Depressed and In A Mess, How to Hold On!” published by Xulon Press in 2002, “The Fight Is On” published by Xulon Press in 2010.