Wednesday, October 30, 2013

FLYING FOR JESUS - Lee Carver - One Free Book or Ebook

Welcome back, Lee. What would you like for our readers to know about you personally?
I lived in one house in a small Alabama town with a lot of brothers until going to college. Since marrying Darrel, we’ve lived in eight states, seven countries, and traveled to over forty countries. We retired to Texas to care for his parents at the ends of their lives.

Tell us about your family.
We have an adult son and daughter and five grandchildren between age 7 and 16. Unfortunately, they live in distant states. Last summer the three teenagers came for Granny Camp. We flew them out and had a blast from Cowtown (Fort Worth) to Galveston Beach.

Have you written other nonfiction books?
Yes, though it’s nothing at all like Flying for Jesus. The Most Excellent Adventure is a fun book, complete with imaginative cartoons, of anecdotes of life in foreign countries. These and my first novel, Love’s Second Verse, are all available in print and Kindle by

Do you have any other books in the works right now?
I’ve had trouble finding a traditional publisher for two novels because of their foreign settings, so now I’m writing a light contemporary story with a romantic thread set entirely in Texas. After treating several heavy subjects, like World War II, this book is a delight to write.

What kinds of hobbies and leisure activities do you enjoy?
The list is long, including lots of home crafts—sewing, quilting, crocheting for Prayer Shawl Ministry, and gardening. I sing in the choir and a women’s chorus and play piano. My newest challenges are mentoring a troubled fourth grader and studying to become a Stephen Minister, which is adult Christian mentoring. Other writerly activities include freelance copy editing, formatting, and uploading authors’ books for print and ebooks.

Why did you write the featured book?
Hundreds of people asked me to tell the amazing journey of leaving the world of international banking to be volunteer missionaries in the Brazilian Amazon. At the time, rumors flew that Darrel bought the plane for smuggling or drug running, I think because a calling from God made no sense to them. We wanted our children and grandchildren to understand that calling and, as I wrote in the Preface, why we spent their inheritance in the jungle. The book is being sold without profit, because I want everyone to be able to read it.

What do you want the reader to take away from the book?
If God calls you to do something amazing, something so totally off the wall, do it. That will be the most awesome adventure of your life.

Where on the Internet can the readers find you?
On FaceBook as Lee Carver
Two web sites:

Thank you, Lee. I'm really excited about your new book.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Flying for Jesus - paperback
Flying for Jesus - Kindle
(These books are very affordable.)

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Jackie McNutt said...

Lee, It sounds like you have found your calling! What wonderful experiences you have had. Looking forward to reading more about you through your book. Blessings to you and thanks.

Melanie Backus said...

What an interesting interview. I am sure many wonderful experiences are talked about in this book. Thank you for sharing.

Melanie Backus, TX

Lee Carver said...

The first half of the book tells why and how Darrel and I left the international banking world to be volunteer missionaries. The second half tells marvelous stories of specific missions he flew. God was working miracles every day, and giving direction to the ministry. I want to share those blessings with everyone!

mongupp said...

Wow sounds amazing would love to read it!
Monica, Ontario

Mary Preston said...

I had to laugh at the drug running & smuggling. I'm looking forward to a fabulous read.

Mary P


Library Lady said...

I would love to win and read this book.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Janet E.

Library Lady said...

Today has been a very long day. I live in Florida.
Janet E.

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me for a paperback copy!!
Sharon Richmond Bryant

Lee Carver said...

Sorry to be offline for a couple of days. Our adult daughter is going through a medical emergency in a distant state. The prayer chain is activated for Kelly, and you're welcome to join in. As for the book, readers will see that Darrel and I have been through life-threatening diseases and emergencies in Third World countries several times. Praise God that He's not limited by geography! Hope you enjoy reading our faith journey.

Melissa M. said...

I love reading true stories. :)

-Melissa M. from TN