Interview with Verna E. MacKay

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Going to church, researching, trying to learn as much as I can to market and sell my books.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
By researching the internet.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, when I was a child I wrote something. It was my first attempt to write a Christian book.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I do not remember that far back. I know I had a passion for reading and writing. My step-mother was a teacher and so I learned from an early age, before I started pre-school how to read and write. I was reading books far more advanced for my age when I was small.
How do you approach cover design?
With caution!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Bible. It has so much to offer.. It is the only book that will transform its reader and turn them to a God who loves and cares for them. The only book that offers hope of salvation to a dying world full of sin and of a better world to come. A world free of sickness, evil, where there is love and harmony, and and best of all, where Jesus lives. It tells me of a God who loves me very much that he gave up heaven to come to this sinful world, gave his life so that all who seek him will have eternal life.

The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White. It takes a look behind the scenes between the conflict between God and Satan. It has a lot of historical facts that lines up with scripture.

The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan. It tells of struggles and the conflict between good and evil. It is a book that talks about a dream John had while he was in prison, and the burden that the main character Christian carried around with him, leaving his family behind because they refused to join him. How a few of the men from his city went with him but when things became hard, turned back and went home. Along the way Christian ran into many different characters, fell off the path he was traveling, but continued on his journey, until he reached the city.

Last Day Events by Ellen G. White. This book looks at the events that will happen toward the end of the world, shortly before Jesus returns. It is based on the bible.

I'd Rather Kiss A Catfish a devotional I bought for my daughter. It has a lot of short stories, and it makes me laugh.
What do you read for pleasure?
I find Christian stories on the internet and other places that are funny that make me laugh.
Why did you write a book on health?
I am tired of seeing sick people who are being fed prescription drugs that only make the situation worse. I am tired of funerals, playing the piano at funerals. I am tired of seeing doctors feed prescription drugs to their patients when there are better ways of treating the illness. These prescriptions do more harm than good. The natural way may take a little longer, the benefits to the body are great, they do not carry side effects, and are long lasting.
Are you planning on writing any more books on health?
Yes, in the near future, about my own health issue with a thyroid condition, and receiving radioactive iodine, not once but two times. There will be other health topics covered in the book.
What are some of the things you enjoy doing?
I love music. I enjoy playing the piano, the guitar, the organ and,the keyboard. I enjoy writing and singing gospel songs. My favorite type of music is Southern Style gospel.
Published 2015-07-15.
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Books by This Author

Waiting On The Lord
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 16,760. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare
At the end of each chapter are questions for you answer and reflect on. Learning to wait on the Lord to work your problems out for you will strengthen your faith and your relationship with him. The Lord is the answer; running ahead of him will not help you. It is not easy to wait on the Lord; it is a daily walk, as you learn to trust him. He is your strong tower, your hiding place, he loves you.
Jesus World's Greatest Story Teller (Parábolas De Jesús)
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 19,030. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Stewardship & Giving
This book deals with some of the parables Jesus told. These parables are for your time and not just for those who lived in the time of Jesus. They point the reader toward the kingdom of God, and tells what the kingdom of God is like. Learn them, study them, they will help you to deal with issues that are going on in this world today. God loves and cares for you and wants to save you from sin.
God's Promises
Price: $5.59 USD. Words: 13,370. Language: American English. Published: October 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Meditations / General, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Parenting / child rearing
This book will help you claim the promises the Lord has for you, he wants what is best for you. You will find encouragement as you go through dark difficult days, the shedding of tears, you question why God sees your distress, does not answer, and rescue you. Trust him, he loves and cares for you. You will find comfort in the pages of this book that will point you to a loving, merciful God.
The World's Greatest Fisherman
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 12,110. Language: American English. Published: October 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Prayer
Jesus came to earth to seek and save those who are lost. He called his disciples together, and taught them how to fish for man’s soul. Jesus did not see a sinner he did not try to save. While dying on the cross, he stopped long enough to grant a dying thief his final wish, to be saved into God’s kingdom. Because of God’s great love for the mankind, he took your place upon the cross, to save yo
Jesus Is Coming Soon Are You Ready
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 15,890. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare, Nonfiction » True Crime » Hoaxes & deceptions
Judgment of the living and dead are going on in heavens court. Jesus is coming back for his children. Scientist, the media, and others are baffled, wondering what is going on. Strange things are happening. This book explains some of what is going on. Wake up the angels cry to a dying world. Repent and forsake your sins. Crime, diseases, earthquakes, fires, flooding, evil, etc on the rise.
Goats Sheep And Wolves
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 24,610. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Education / General, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
This is an interactive workbook. There are people who call themselves Christians who are not true followers of Jesus Christ. The bible calls them wolves. The wolves represent the disciples of Satan while the sheep represents the children of God. This book shows you a glimpse of what heaven will be like when you get there. Unmasking some of Satan's lies such as left behind, death, and being saved.
God's Amazing Grace
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 32,800. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare
Grace is something positive you receive that you do not deserve. God has granted you his grace and mercy. The Lord promises you eternal life; he loves you and wants to save you. The author seeks to expose some of the lies that Satan is spreading. Some deceptions are on topics such as the state of the dead, once saved always saved, left behind. Jesus is coming soon, signs everywhere, are you ready?
Prayer And Praise From Earth To Heaven
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 45,930. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Prayer, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Prayerbooks / Christian
Prayer is the Christians lifeline to Gods throne room in heaven, and for those seeking salvation. Prayer brings you closer to a loving God who wants a relationship with you. God alone is worthy of your praise and worship. This book has examples of various kinds of prayers such as individual prayers, intercessory prayers, to help you in your relationship with the Lord. God wants to hear from you.
Health Better Than Silver And Gold
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 13,110. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Family health
How is your health? Nutrition, exercise, water, sunlight, fresh air, are beneficial to your body. Help your body to heal itself. Good health is a holistic approach; mind, body and soul. What you put into your body now will affect you for years to come. Take charge of your health, you are your own best advocate. Don't let the doctors do it for you. Prescription drugs are dangerous to your body.
Jesus Christ God's Gift Of Love Our Hope Of Salvation
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 33,350. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth
Are dealing with feelings of hurt and pain? You wonder why God seems so far away, does he love you? You struggle with dark difficult days, sometimes depression sets in. You deal with forgiveness, lost of income, you feel anxious, afraid, what does the future hold. There is hope beyond this world, a brighter tomorrow. Don't give up. Jesus says to the storms in your life "Peace be still."