Always welcome Kathi Macias makes a return visit on today’s “A Book and a Chat”, to share with us about the success of her last book “Red Ink”, her great new novel “People of the Book” her new “Freedom” series and her first Christmas book.
Along with all that we also heard how “Easy Writer” as she is known and her husband have replaced their Harley’s with a sunburst orange Corvette… talk about a packed program!
Kathi is a multi-award winning writer who has authored more than 30 books and ghostwritten several others.
A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, she has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences, and was named 2008 Member of the Year by AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association).
Her “Devotion” series previously consisting of “No Greater Love” set in South Africa, “More Than Conquerors” set in Mexico, the recently nominated for the Golden Scroll Award “Red Ink” set in China, has now been joined by “People of the Book” which is set in Saudi Arabia.
With all the current upheaval in Saudi, regarding woman driving and having their own voice the book as we discussed during a really interesting and entertaining show, with this prolific writer.
In a nutshell, it deals with the very real issue of honor killings. Here is a brief synopsis:
Eighteen-year-old Farah, who lives inRiyadh,Saudi Arabia, with her family, wants nothing more than to develop a deeper, more meaningful devotion to her Muslim faith. She sees the month of Ramadan as her chance to draw nearer to Allah, and she pursues that goal throughout the holiday. All goes well until the prophet Isa—Jesus—appears to her in a dream and calls her to Himself. At the same time, her only brother, Kareem, who has never liked Farah, actively seeks an opportunity to expose her for the sham he believes she is.
Meanwhile, Farah’s seventeen-year-old cousin, Nura, has begun to frequent an online chat room where former Muslims gather to discuss their new faith, based on their belief that Isa is much more than a Muslim prophet—He is actually the Son of God. While there, Nura becomes acquainted with an American girl of Muslim ancestry—now a devout Christian named Sara—and a friendship quickly develops. However, Sara has problems of her own due to her fifteen-year-old brother Emir’s involvement with a gang.
The lives of Farah, Nura, and Sara ultimately dovetail until each finds herself at a place where her faith is put to the test. Will they remain faithful to the end? Will God protect and keep them safe in the midst of persecution and treachery? Or will they be required to pay the ultimate price for their faith?
The book has already received rave reviews and I’m sure it will reap even more rewards for Kathi.
As well as the news of her new book, Kathi also shared with us details of her new “Freedom” series which is due out later this year with the first book being “Deliver Me from Evil”. Also the fact that she is bringing out her first ever Christmas book “A Christmas Journey Home” which will also be out later this year.
So listen to an interesting and hugely entertaining show as I spend thirty minutes sharing "A Book and a Chat with today Kathi Macias"
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