Meet author Debbie W Wilson
Debbie W. Wilson, Bible teacher, former Christian counselor, and award-winning author, combines insight and encouragement to inspire readers to trust Christ with their lives. She and her husband, Larry, founded Lighthouse Ministries, a nonprofit biblical counseling and Bible study ministry. Despite time in Boston, the Midwest, and Southern California, she still says y’all. Her family, which includes two mischievous standard poodles, calls North Carolina home.
What inspired you to write Little Strength, Big God?
Hebrews 11 describes a group of men and women who “became mighty in battle” and “through weakness were made strong.” Those phrases intrigued me. I’ve certainly known what it is to feel weak. How did these men and women become strong in battle? How did God turn their weakness into strength? Those questions inspired and directed my study as I looked at the backstories of these heroes of the faith.
Would you be surprised to learn God chooses the weak?
Your heart aches watching oppressive influences threaten or bewitch your family, friends, and country. But what can you do? Using the lives of the men and women highlighted in the last half of Hebrews 11, Little Strength, Big God will help you:
- Discover a God bigger than your giants.
- Experience a Savior who sympathizes with your weaknesses.
- Turn your weakness into strength to accomplish God’s purpose in your life.
What genre do you focus on?
I write in the Bible Study and Christian Living genres. I worked as a Christian counselor for 24 years and have taught the Bible for twice as long. I love helping people fall in love with God’s Word and discover its relevance to their everyday lives.
Why do you write?
I want to connect fellow sojourners to the heart of Christ. I live in the Bible belt where more people may be religious, but many still lack a vibrant relationship with Jesus. The Scriptures provide timeless principles to guide us through the quagmire of our personal issues and an upside-down culture.
Who is your main character, and how did you choose that name?
Little Strength, Big God covers the lives of the men and women in the second half of Hebrews 11 beginning with the midwives and Moses’s mother. It looks at Moses, Joshua and Rahab, Gideon, Deborah and Barak, Jephthah and Samuel, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and ends with David and us. Each one provides different insights on how we can become strong in our battles.
What is your work schedule like when you’re writing a book?
I work better with deadlines. When I want to finish writing a Bible study, I tell one of the small groups I lead that we’ll study that topic for the next several weeks. That makes me write the commentary and lesson to email out each week. I take notes during our discussions and use them to polish my rough draft.
What is the hardest part of being an author?
I didn’t realize that authors must promote their work! I’d rather research and teach something new that I’m learning than promote something I’ve finished. That has been a challenge for me.
What’s the best part of your author’s life?
It’s my job to immerse myself in the Scriptures and discover rich treasures that impact my own life before they reach others.
What is your favorite pastime?
I am an avid audiobook fan.
Do you have other books? We’d love to know.
What are you working on now?
Find free resources and connect with Debbie at debbieWwilson.com.
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