Interview with Gavin Cox

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have a burning passion to get the Good News of the Gospel shared far and wide and in every way possible. Indie publishing is one of the primary channels available for me to use.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has provided a wide open door for me to pursue my vision.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The subject matter! The Gospel is Good News. Jesus lived the sinless life we cannot live. He died the death sinful men and women like you and me deserve. Because of His substitutionary life and death He now makes righteous (puts right with God) all who believe. Hearing about Him and what He has done produces faith in us, and as we believe we receive the gift of salvation that the Lord has provided for us. Writing about the Good News builds my faith. It is a great blessing!
What is your writing process?
I'm a planner who rather painstakingly goes from concept to outline, and then simply puts the flesh on the skeleton. That said, it's not unusual for major revisions to the outline while fleshing out the first third of the book. At some point things seem to click into place, and the wrestling gives way to smooth sailing.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Good News! Good news for me and my family, and Good News for others!
What are you working on next?
The NOT CONFUSED series has my full attention at the moment. HOW TO READ THE BIBLE & NOT GET CONFUSED is complete at last. WHY THE GOSPEL IS THE BEST NEWS EVER is weeks away from publication. After that, it's I'M NOT CONFUSED ABOUT THE WILL OF GOD.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Leading the eldership team of an amazing church (The Highway Community Church in East London, South Africa) and making pottery in our home studio. I'm a family man at heart and enjoy my wife and children immensely.
Published 2016-02-08.
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Books by This Author

Living in the Will of God
Series: The NOT CONFUSED Series, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 28,600. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion & self-improvement, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity
Living in the will of God is the application of the New Covenant in our day to day lives. This book is full of well illustrated and very practical instruction on how to do just that. The will of God is the will of God for all of His children, and you too can confidently live in it.
Why the Gospel is the Best News Ever!
Series: The NOT CONFUSED Series, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 30,470. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion & self-improvement, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Inspirational
The Gospel is the good news about who Jesus is, what He did, and why He did it. What He did was so extraordinary, and its impact so enormous, that it will effect everything for all time. This book describes the richness of the Gospel, and outlines what the Gospel does when believed, for the Gospel believed is the power of God unleashed in one’s life.
How To Read The Bible & Not Get Confused
Series: The NOT CONFUSED Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 23,740. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion & self-improvement, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Exegesis & Hermeneutics
The Bible documents seven covenants or contracts. Terms and conditions apply. Anyone not clear on which contract applies to them, why, and how, will inevitably be confused regarding what Christianity is all about.
Welcome Home
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
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Welcome Home is an imaginative story-form contemporisation of Jesus' parable of the prodigal son set in post-colonial South Africa.