Friday, December 27, 2013

FINDING THE ONE - Alan and Nancy Smith - One Free Ebook

Readers, I've known this couple since they were teenagers. I fully support and promote their ministry, and I'm excited about this new book.

Welcome, Alan and Nancy. What would you like for our readers to know about you personally?
Alan and Nancy Smith have been married for 19 years and have three children. Alan has served on staff at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, since 2007, currently in the role of Pastor of Freedom Ministries. Nancy owns and operates Authority Press, a publishing company. They are currently planning to start a new church in 2014 called Catch the Fire – DFW.

Tell us about your family.
Alan and Nancy have three children—Lauren, 18, Anna, 16, and Ted, 11. All three are currently homeschooled.

Have you written other nonfiction books?
In 2011, Alan published Unveiled: The Transforming Power of God’s Presence and Voice. Since that time, Unveiled has sold more than 6,000 thousand copies and is available in paperback, audiobook, and eBook formats.

Do you have any other books in the works right now?
Both Alan and Nancy have other projects in the works right now. Updates will be forthcoming!

What kinds of hobbies and leisure activities do you enjoy?
Both Alan and Nancy are avid readers, although of different genres. Alan enjoys large theological works (large, in the sense that they could double as doorstops), while Nancy can usually be found with her nose in a good story.

Why did you write the featured book?
A healthy approach to singleness and dating will produce more healthy and sustainable marriages. This book is designed to help singles understand the relational factors that make for great marriages so they can develop, demonstrate, and discover those attributes as individuals and in relationships. Though written for singles, because the core of this book is all about explaining the factors that make for great marriages, this book will be helpful for singles and marrieds alike.

What do you want the reader to take away from the book?
The dating process usually serves to confirm physical attraction, shared faith and values, and common interests. These then serve to confirm “soul mate” status on the relationship and lifelong decisions are made on this basis. Our hope is to challenge many to look beyond these important factors to those that actually predict relational success: self-management, honor, and vulnerability. Then, within that context, we want our readers to begin developing a healthy approach to confrontation and boundaries.

Where on the Internet can the readers find you?

Thank you, Alan and Nancy, for sharing your new book with us today.

Readers, here’s a link to the book. By using it when you order, you help support this blog.
Finding the One: Thinking Differently About Choosing a Spouse

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Jan H said...

I would love to win this book to give to my granddaughters. I am in Texas

rubynreba said...

I would enjoy reading this book. Nice interview!
Beth from Iowa

Alan Smith said...

Hi Jan and Beth! We would LOVE you to read our book. If you do, please let us know what you think of it. Blessings!