When I think about the things that influenced me in writing Revived by Grace and my other books, the influence I always think about first is the Bible.
After reading my books, people say to me all the time that I make them want to read the Bible more. You see, my books show how deeply the Bible has changed my own life, and readers can see the transformation take place on the pages as they read about everything that happened to me. As they learn more about me and my life experiences, they say they can see my heart changing like they’re watching it on TV. I hope that makes sense.
It was a leap of faith to write these books because I did not like the things that I had done. I had to face them for myself and then deal with them head on before I could finish the first book. The Bible prompted me do this. It inspired me to take the risk and to tell the truth in the hopes of preventing someone else from making the same mistakes that I made.
You see, this is not a pretty story, and it is filled with my own ignorance and a lot of chaos because I constantly chose the wrong things while leaving the most important thing out.
I was like Noah on the ark—just sailing along, forgetting who got me on the ark in the first place. I will soon be 51, and I mostly regret that I spent so many years in vain without a true awareness of why I was here on earth at all.
I feel like I let God down in a lot of ways—the one who gave me everything—because I just never put him first. I thought I knew the better way, but in reality I only knew the worst. It was the Bible that brought me through this stage in my life.
That’s why I always say that the Bible influenced me more than anything else in writing Revived by Grace and all my other books. It changed my life, and then I was able to put my life into words.
About the Author:
Emma Clay is a writer who shares her own experiences about her encounters with self and her bad decisions. She shares how she transformed a life that seemed hopeless and seeks to give answers to your own questions. She is dedicated to sharing her true stories with others, in the hopes they will avoid the same pot holes, pitfalls, and detours in their own lives.
She loves people, and her need to share this love will hopefully encourage others to find their own way.
Her latest book is the Christian inspirational memoir, Revived by Grace.
Visit her website at www.EmmaClay.com.
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About the Book:
Emma Clay lived a life of rebellion, led astray by her own desires and her attraction to an indulgent life and a difficult man. This book is her memoir, telling the powerful story of her downward decline and the way God brought her back to himself through his love.
Moving between personal storytelling, Biblical reflection, and political application, Revived by Grace is a book that speaks to the wounded place in all of us that can be healed only by the grace of God.