Feature Profile and Book Giveaway (Author Kathi Macias)
There are some people who come into your life that encourage you and bring about great enjoyment. There are others who are in your life for a season to teach, mark, or impact in some way. Still there are others that cross your path and remind you that in this “dog eat dog”, “it’s all about me” world, there remains a few people that place others first and truly understand the meaning of, “love others as yourself.”
Kathi Macias, writer, speaker, editor, ghostwriter and someone I am honored to call friend, is that person. A year ago, I featured Kathi on my blog as a writer and simply a wonderful person to know. This time, I want to remind you of the person who has lovingly grown to have a place in my heart as a peer and tell you about her latest, amazing book called, “People of the Book” and your chance to win a free copy.
First, let me tell you about Kathi.
Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored more than 30 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi 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 won the 2008 Member of the Year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association).
Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband, Al, where the two of them spend their free time buzzing around in their new ride: Al’s 2005 sunburst orange Corvette.
Kathi has always been there for my questions, venting, talking things through, laughter and just plain girl talk. When I grow up, I want to be just like Kathi (only still be black and a tall amazon woman like I am now).
First, let me tell you about her new book, “People of the Book“.
“Kathi Macias has created a sweeping epic about a land alien to too many; but more important is the crucial nature of the story and its monumental implications. You’ll feel as if you were there.” – “Left Behind” coauthor Jerry D. Jenkins
“I recently received my copy of this book and all I can say is……WOW! As a Christian, I was humbled and know that I am called to action. As a woman, my heart bled while moving in such pride with the journey of Farah Mohammed. Although fiction, Kathi allows every reader to experience true life in Saudi Arabia. As I turn each page I find myself laughing, crying, yelling and wonderfully changed. If I was given the choice to only have one book to read other than my own for the year, without a doubt, it would be Kathi Macias’s, People of the Book! Outstanding!” – Author of award-winning book, “Damaged Goods: Learning to Dream Again”, speaker and counselor, Charlotte D. Hunt
Here is more about this fantastic new release:
People of the Book
Eighteen-year-old Farah, who lives in Riyadh, 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?