Interview with D K Okine

What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind my latest book I believe is the personal relationship I have with the Lord Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit. I believe the Lord Jesus Christ allowed me to have such an experience to show me the need, the importance and the urgency needed in the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This story I have just shared in my latest book "I Went To Hell" is a life changing story for me. Every time I think about what happened there is a flash back of those happenings.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I decided to become an indie author because I have many things to share but presently cannot afford the cost of traditional printing and the traditional way of publishing and distributing books. I do not think this should be any hindrance to my ability to share information and the message given to me by the Lord Jesus Christ.

Secondly, I realized that one of my mentor Dag Heward-Mills who is a best selling author has also launched a massive campaign to publish his books electronically. He motivated me and gave me the desire to seek out smash-words and go through all the educational materials needed to become a great indie author.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Well, through Smash-words, I have been granted the opportunity to become a confident author. I also have a platform to get my books published and also distributed to other e-book retailers. I have a world wide marketing coverage. Mark Coker provided me with detailed formatting guide and has helped me to overcome many obstacles which would have really been a problem with traditional publishers. Smash-words does not place any limitations or hindrances to the success of by book but rather provides me with every opportunity to reach more people.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
1.Being able to share with readers.
2. Being able to connect with and reach out to millions of people at the same time.
3. The ability to accomplish a dream and a desire.
4. The privilege to express myself to people from different cultures, races and nationalities.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The desire to be a useful tool in the hands of God. I wake up everyday with the desire to do something for God. The desire to accomplish and live a meaningful life; the desire to reach out to someone and to accomplish something great. To see my family happy and the people of God blessed.
How do you approach cover design?
Well, i don't do my cover design myself; a friend who happens to be a professional helps me out. Once I have and know what I am writing about, i just make time and communicate the idea and the perspective in mind to my friend.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. Good morning Holy Spirit by Benny Hinn
2. Holy Spirit My Senior Partner by Yongi Choi
3. Many Are Called by Dag Heward Mills
4. How You Can Become A Strong Christian by Dag Heward Mills
5. The Magic of Thinking Big by David schwartz
What do you read for pleasure?
Books related to ministry work and personal relationship with the Lord.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Samsung Galaxy Tablet
When did you first start writing?
I believe I started writing in my first year in the university. I started by witting outlines of my quiet times with the Lord, my personal bible study notes and the dreams and visions i had. Back then, it wasn't writing to publish, it was writing to keep records of my interactions with the Lord Jesus Christ and what I had studied from the Bible. It become more obvious to me to share what i learnt from the Lord after I was encouraged to "fulfill my ministry" by my spiritual father Bishop Dag Heward-Mills.
What do your fans mean to you?
A lot. An author can do so much but it the reader who enjoys your book who in-turn rewards you with many more fans, subscribers, followers, recommendations and word of mouth acknowledgements. The fans are the "propagators" of the gospel, I believe they are way better than any marketing or distribution technique. And I respect every reader and fan.
Published 2016-12-30.
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Books by This Author

What Must I Do To Inherit Eternal Life?
Price: Free! Words: 28,330. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Where will you spend eternity? Find out more from the options available and see how you can make the right choice in eternity as you read this life changing book...
Transform Your Christian Life
Price: Free! Words: 44,710. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth
Are you tired of your boring Christian Life? Can you measure whether you are growing as a Christian or not? Find out more as you read this life transforming book. It will revive your spiritual life.
Go Ye Therefore and Preach the Gospel to All Nations
Price: Free! Words: 19,830. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
"Go ye therefore and Preach the Gospel to all Nations", This is the last instruction our Lord Jesus Christ meted out to every believer before ascending into heaven. It is the ultimate responsibility the Lord Jesus Christ has placed on every Christian. It is the duty of every Christian to know and understand what this Great Commission is and to develop the ability to preach the Gospel of Salvation.
21 Functions Of the Holy Spirit In The Life Of Every Christian
Price: Free! Words: 22,600. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
21 Functions Of the Holy Spirit In The Life Of Every Christian. The Holy Spirit is the most important person in the life and ministry of every Christian. Do you know the Holy Spirit? Do you have a personal Relationship with the Spirit of God? How can you receive the Holy Spirit? You would find answers to these and many more questions about the Spirit of God as you take time to read this book.
I Went To Hell
Price: Free! Words: 21,560. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
I Went to Hell My experience in Hell and how you can escape Hell!