Interview with Riaan Engelbrecht

Published 2019-11-12.
What's the story behind your books?
All my books deal with the Christian faith. It deals with spiritual growth, therefore discipleship. It deals with walking in the Truth of God, finding the true way of the eternal Kingdom of God and breaking free from religion to walk in the liberty of the glroious indwelling presence of the Lord.
When did you first start writing?
I starting writing when I was about 10 years old
What motivated you to become an indie author?
An indie author allows you to have a voice, and to express your opinion and beliefs without being censored or curtailed in one's expression.
All your books is about the Christian faith, so what is your central message?
Love God. It is not about religion, but about relationship. In Him you will find your path, your journey, your meaning and purpose. Nothing else in this world will offer such understanding. Only God will make clear the true path that you must follow, for such path will bring you joy, peace, love and hope. It might not be a path that we expect, but it will be the right path, and it will be an incredible journey. Trust me. It will be mind blowing.
Which volume of work is the closest to your heart?
I will say Crossroads to Freedom. This is the first non-fiction book I wrote on the Christian faith. I wrote it not long after finding my journey with God. It is a simple book. Nothing fancy. It doesn't go too deep into theology or doctrines. It is book about finding God, choosing Him and walking the path He offers. It is a path of liberty, of truth, of healing and blessing. I loved writing this book because our walk with God should be simple and not complicated. Just enjoy His companionship. And listen to God. And speak to Him. He is amazing and is a personal God.
What are you working on next?
My next book will be released soon. It focuses on the greatness of God. It is an exciting project.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
My first story was fiction. I wrote a lot of fiction before finding the Faith and writing teaching material on Christianity. During my days in school I wrote all kinds of stories, from vampires to pirates. Such days are long gone, but I'm hoping one day to embark on a Christian fantasy novel.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is always a journey - and such a journey is wonderful, glorious and breathtaking. It is a therapeutic in its design and process for you enter your own inner courts of creativity. It is also a journey of knowledge and of artistic expression.
Who are your favorite authors?
I love to read history, and therefore is a student of history. I also find fantasy writing to be unique, as it offers a world void of realism, yet one can still relate to the escapism landscape and plots the authors like Terry Brooks, CS Lewis and Tolkien offers.
What is your writing process?
With non-fiction or fiction, the process is always the same. You throw a lot of thoughts and ideas on the page. It doesn't always make sense, but then you begin to rearrange, define, refine and organise. You then begin to omit and add, and then eventually like a cosmetic surgeon make something beautiful and meaningful out of the mess.
What is your message for aspiring authors
Write. Continue to write no matter what. Writing should be about yourself and how to express yourself. You should have no fear when writing. Do not even wonder how many people will read your work. Just enjoy it. And remember, your writing will never be perfect the first or second of third draft. So push on, and in the process laugh, be merry, do not judge yourself too harshly and create your world.
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Latest books by This Author

Set Apart
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 85,800. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2022 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Discipleship
God is calling for a remnant that is completely and utterly set apart for His Kingdom. This volume of work is a collection of prophetic understandings and insights as led by the Spirit of God. There is without a doubt an urgent cry from heaven for SEPARATION, meaning we cannot continue looking, behaving, and acting like the world
Dawn of the End-Time Remnant
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 127,170. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2022 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / General
What is this end-time remnant? It is the true Bride on the earth, therefore, the sons and daughters who seek God, who follow Him, and who uphold God’s values, ways, and truths and will as established in the eternal Kingdom. Yes, the dawn rises of God’s end-time remnant, those who are humble, pure in spirit, and who are called to free the lost from the darkness.
Coming Home: The Father Sings a Lullaby
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 60,360. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2022 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
God calls us all ‘home’, meaning to find our rest, peace, joy and love in Him. No matter what we have done or what has been done to us, we can always return to God like the prodigal son. It is never too late. God is full of compassion, mercy and grace. His love calls us home for He wants to make a home within us.
Restoring the Fallen Tent
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 93,100. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2022 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / General
The church of today has evolved away from the foundational concept of divine interaction, relationship and Covenant participation, which forms the spiritual tabernacle (house) in service to God. It is time to rediscover God’s true intent and purpose for the Tabernacle, and how we are to restore what has fallen and become lost over the centuries.
Building Blocks of Faith: Capstone
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 117,980. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2022 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Discipleship
Just as one’s DNA is made of chemical building blocks called nucleotides, just so our spiritual composition is made up of building blocks. And such blocks all should form part of the foundation of our faith, with Jesus being the cornerstone. Our entire lives should be built upon Christ, and everything else should flow from God.
The Crescendo: Thriving in Intense, Stormy and Dark Times
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 70,250. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2022 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Bibles » God’s Word / General
The noun of this word Crescendo speaks of the loudest point reached in a gradually increasing sound. It also speaks of the highest point reached in a progressive increase of intensity. We are in a spiritual season that is reaching such a crescendo. The hostility against God is after all reaching a very intense stage.
Prophetic Unveiling: God’s Move of Glory, Deliverance, Refinement
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 101,720. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2022 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / General
Contained in this volume of work are spontaneous prophecies as captured roughly over a span of 15 years from the year of Lord 2005 to 2020. The collection of prophecies is in essence a cry from the Lord for people to know, seek and find their purpose in Him. It is a deep unto deep yearning for us to again become intimately, intricately and wondrously aware of His greatness.
Faith under Fire: Vanities, Fantasies, Mutiny and Psychedelic Entrapments
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 103,040. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2022 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / General
If we look at the world today, then faith is under fire. This world will continue to self-destruct as it continues on a path hell-bend on defying God. All around us, it is a circus of chaos, where people are entrapped by fantastical and strange ideas, dreams, ambitions and desires. We ignore God at our peril.
God's Best Plan
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 66,970. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2022 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
God only wants the best for us. After all, any parent only wants the best for their children, so why would it be different when it comes to our relationship with God? God’s intentions towards His children have always been good, pure, glorious and wonderful. God’s plan for us are the BEST, and this transcends every aspect of our lives, be it our spiritual journey or our journey through life.
Lessons of the Prophets Part 2
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 101,660. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2022 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / General
The stories, prophecies, and experiences of the prophets in the Bible still hold important and relevant lessons for us today. May we be wise and learn from the servants of God who walked by faith, hope, courage and their unwavering trust in a mighty God.
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