Interview with George Calleja

(29 January 2018) – Why do you write Christian books?
Writing Christian books is a mission I feel that God has called me to… that is to evangelize. My personal experience of Jesus is so strong, that expressing it through my Christian books, I feel that I can bring this joy to all the nations… simply by writing books.

Of course, I also share about Jesus and what He has done in my life, through my daily living. As a Christian I feel that sharing His love is very important, so that other people may get to know about this Good News. So that is why I write Christian books.
(17 April 2017) – Do you support the work of other Christian Authors and how?
Yes I do support the work of other Christian Authors. I think this is very important for all authors to support one another. Supporting one another as authors is also very impportant for our readers, as I believe in unity between authors and readers.
In fact, I have recently took the initiative and created a Group on FaceBook to promote the work of Christian Authors. This way through this Group Christian Authors can promote their work for FREE, while readers who are interested in Christian Books can easily find a suitable Christian book for them. Also, this Group gives an opportunity for the Christian Author and reader to interact.
Any Christian Author and readers can join this group on FaceBook for FREE at ‘Christian Books to read’ https://www.facebook.com/groups/1377798415592064/
(30 August 2016) - Which of your books have been selling the most till now?
Well, all of my books have been selling well, and I am really glad for that. The book 'The Beatitudes... the blessings from the sermon on the mount' has been the best selling book of mine till now. My satisfaction is that my writings about peace, unity, love and of growing in our relationship with Jesus is received positively by whoever reads my books and that I can contribute a bit for a better world.
(3 January 2016) - What are your plans for the year 2016?
Well, the year 2016 will surely be a busy one for me. I have different projects on my mind. Firstly, in the beginning of January 2016 I will publish the book ‘My little book of daily prayer’. I have been writing this book for the past nine months or so and I hope it will be helpful for the prayer life of the reader.

Secondly, I will be publish the 2nd editions of the books ‘Peace and unity in our lives’ volumes one and two. In these 2nd editions I will update the book cover, insert links to my published books….and will announce a special price!!!

Thirdly, I am planning to publish another book around April 2016. The book is ‘Taste and see that the Lord is good’. This is a very spiritual book and only around a couple of paragraphs are still to be written.

Fourthly, I have started writing another book called ‘The light’… which I hope to publish around September 2016.

So, at the moment these are my plans for the year 2016… but I am always open to the Lords direction and guidance, as I always do according to His plans for me.
(September 2015) – As an author of Christian Books, do you have a newsletter, which you send to your followers to keep informed about what you are writing?
Yes, it is a sort of newsletter which I called ‘Monthly Reflections’. In this newsletter I include a monthly reflection which I write myself to help the reader to increase ones faith in Jesus. Also, this newsletter includes information about all my published books, reviews to my books, future books to be published, special promotions to my books, and also spiritual articles which I publish on a monthly basis.

If anyone is interested to receive this newsletter, all you need to do is to email me at peacethroughunity@gmail.com and I will add you to the mailing list.
(July 2015) - What is your experience to becoming a Christian Author?
During the years 1990 to 1996 I was a full time missionary with ‘The International Catholic Programme for Evangelization - ICPE’ and have evangelized in various countries, such as Russia, Ghana, Poland, Germany, and Malta amongst others. Since 1997, I have been married and am an active member of the Focolare Movement in Malta.

During the six years of my life as a missionary with ICPE’, to share His Love in different countries, I did face the challenge of saying ‘Yes’ to Him. It was a difficult decision to make, as I had to leave everything behind: my family, my friends, giving up my job... But as I had a deep faith in Him, I told Him 'Yes’... I will follow You... trusting, that he would take care of me in all aspects of my life. That prayer of mine opened the doors for me to give my ‘Yes’ to Him... to follow Him.

In the following six years as a missionary, and also after that time, Jesus has always taken care of me, has always provided me with blessings and grace, and has also taken care of me financially. Through faith, and my personal relationship with Him, He has taught me how to trust Him, and how to really follow Him freely and in peace.

During my time as a missionary with ‘ICPE’, I recall going through different sacrifices. There were times when as a group we performed a mime in the streets of Germany and other countries, to bring forth the message of Salvation, together with our testimonies and preaching. It wasn’t the first time that people watching us made fun of us, laughed at us and ridiculed us. I used to feel the pain… but during the same occasion, I would see other people receiving our message of hope and desiring Jesus… that would encourage me to keep on going spreading the Good News!
Many times, I have turned to Him in prayer for direction in life. He has always shown me the way in these situations. He has shown me what to do and what to say.

My recent experience of Jesus showing me the way, is precisely of writing Christian books. Since the early nineties when I was a missionary, I always felt this desire inside me to write books with a Christian theme. I never really understood what this meant, or maybe I did not take up the challenge at that time. Maybe, I never had the time to do it! Still, over these years I kept feeling that He wanted it from me! Since that time, it has always been in my heart… but it was never fulfilled!

My ‘Yes’ to take up this challenge happened in November 2014, and since then, I have published five Christian books. God has paved the way for me to do it. I do sacrifice myself to write these books, as it needs time to write and to publish. But, I thank Him, that through this challenge, although it is tough, it is also peaceful and it is rewarding to see other people appreciating my work, and receiving the messages I write… which are based on Jesus’ love to us, that is, His Salvation.

My writings are a simple message of encouragement for life, to make the reader think about what life is all about, and to give the reader a challenge to live life through God's Love. My writings are based on my Christian values, and I try to reach out to all people in the world, whatever their belief is, as I believe that every person is able to love his neighbour. So through my writings, I present the message to the readers to have this personal relationship with God and to love every person through God's love.

My first ebook ‘Peace and Unity in our lives – Volume One’ was published in November 2014. In January 2015, I published my second ebook, which is Volume Two of ‘Peace and Unity in our lives’. This was followed by my third ebook ‘Yes… I will follow Him’, published in March 2015, which is also available in paperback. During this month, I also published the paperback version of ‘Peace and Unity in our lives’. In June 2015 I published a free ebook ‘Evangelization through Social Networking Sites’, which is also available for a minimal price as a paperback version.

So, I do appreciate your prayers and support, that I may continue to publish Christian books. And finally I hope that you enjoy my writings and be blessed by reading them.
(5 May 2015) - What is your next ebook to be published?
My next ebook is planned to be published in early June of 2015, titled, ‘Evangelization through Social Networking Sites’. This ebook will be FREE to download. The aim of this ebook is to encourage the reader to evangelize through Social Networking Sites. The ebook is divided into four Chapters. It will briefly explain what evangelization is about, followed by the importance of spreading the gospel all over the world. The third Chapter will focus on evangelization through Social Networking Sites. This is followed by the fourth Chapter which will also include my own experience of evangelization through the social network. This ebook will also be available as a paperback version.
(5 March 2015) – How do you get inspired to write your books?
I always let the Holy Spirit to inspire me what to write. Usually I get this inspiration when I am praying, especially when being at the chapel. Once I get inspired to write a particular book, I know what the message of the book is to be, the title of the book, also what type of book cover I need to prepare. After this, the hard work starts, and that is the actual writing of the book.
(5 February 2015) – What book will you publish in March 2015?
I am planning that on the 8 March 2015 I publish the much awaited book ‘Yes… I will follow Him’. As I already mentioned, this book is intended to encourage the reader to say the 'yes' to Jesus and to follow Him. In this book I will also recount some of my missionary experiences which have never been published as yet. Amongst these experiences I will recount the episode when I was evangelising in the USSR during the Cold War.

This book is very special for me, as it also inspires the reader about the ‘yes’ of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and also about the ‘yes’ of Saint Paul. I hope that whoever reads this book be encouraged to follow Him and above all to go and evangelize.
(8 January 2015) - What motivates you to be a Christian author?
It is the love of Jesus. His love is so precious, that it motivates me to write books, so to share His love with others. It is a motivation that comes from my personal experience of Jesus… that is His personal love for me. It is this love that I try to give to my readers… that Jesus loves them in a personal way. This is what motivates me to be a Christian author… to spread the Good News that He loves you in a personal way.
(20 December 2014) What are you planning to publish during 2015?
In mid-January 2015 I am planning to publish my second ebook 'Peace and unity in our lives - Volume Two'. In the coming days this book can be pre-ordered for a special price of only $1, as from 1st February 2015 it will be priced at $1.75.

Also, during March 2015, I am planning to publish my much awaited book 'Yes... I will follow you'. This book is intended to encourage the reader to say the 'yes' to Jesus and to follow Him. In this book I will also recount some of my missionary experiences which have never been published as yet. Amongst these experiences I will recount the episode when I was evangelising in the USSR during the Cold War.......so watch out for this book.

Then around June 2015, I am planning to publish a free ebook, which will be about the importance to evangelise through the social networks.

Thanks to all those that have been supporting me with my writings, and especially to those that have read my first publication.

Merry Christmas to all and wishing you all the Blessings from the Lord.
(28 November 2014) - How is the writing going on, with reference to your second ebook 'Peace and Unity in our lives - Volume Two'?
All the short thoughts, Bible reflections, the short verses, and the inspirational photos have been selected for my second ebook 'Peace and Unity in our lives - Volume Two'. Now the next step is to do the proofreading which will take a week or two to do. After that I will format the ebook, and hopefully will publish the it towards the end of January 2015.
(15 November 2014) - What do the readers expect from your writings?
....A simple message of encouragement for life, to make the reader think about what life is all about, and to give the reader a challenge to live life through God's Love. My writings are based on my Christian values, and I try to reach out to all people in the world, whatever their belief is, as I believe that every person is able to love his neighbour. So through my writings, I present the message to the readers to have this personal relationship with God and to love every person through God's love.
(3 November 2014) - When are you expected to publish your first ebook and what are your plans for the coming year?
My first ebook 'Peace and Unity in our lives - Volume One' is expected to be published by the end of November 2014. Next year around January 2015 I am planning to publish my second ebook which is Volume Two of 'Peace and Unity in our lives'. Also, I intend that sometime after during 2015 I publish my third ebook. I already started writing this ebook, but it is too early to say what it is about......so it is a sort of a surprise for now.
(1 November 2014) - How long have you been writing and publishing ebooks?
Ever since around 1996 I had this feeling of writing different spiritual thoughts but had never put them in writing. Only since mid 2012, I have been writing my spiritual thoughts and posting them in my social networks. After a very positive response I have received, which was very encouraging, I decided that now is the time to publish my spiritual thought through ebooks. So, in the coming months and years, I will start publishing my spiritual writings on a regular basis.
Published 2018-01-29.
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Books by This Author

In His Image
Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off until June 25!) Words: 8,370. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
This book will mainly focus on man as being created on the image of God. It will try to explore and share my thoughts about what it means to live ‘In His image’. If people truly lived ‘In His image’, there is a big chance that society would be a better place to live in. Harmony and peace would be the norm, as it is meant to be according to God’s plan of love for mankind.
Spiritual Reflections
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
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This Christian book, ‘Spiritual Reflections’, gathers monthly reflections written over the past two years, which reflections were based on my personal experience of life, on experiences of my friends and relatives; they are about different social issues, but above all these reflections were written in a way to increase the faith of those people following Christ or seeking Him in their life.
Waking Up The Sleeping Giant
Price: Free! Words: 8,220. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
The sleeping giant represents all those who proclaim that they are Christians, but through their lives hardly proclaim the Good News… they are ‘lukewarm’ in their faith. The aim of this book is to reach out to this sleeping giant and to gently provoke and inspire the giant to wake up. This book proposes to make this giant stand up and be a witness of God’s love to society.
Heal my Wounds
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
This book will take you through this journey. A journey of exploring the spiritual wounds one could suffer in one’s life. Spiritual wounds which could be buried deep in one’s inner self, making it difficult for the individual to love one’s neighbour and to be a person of mercy. These spiritual wounds often hinder us from having a personal relationship with Jesus.
The Light
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
This book presents a journey towards ‘The Light’. A journey to explore what, or rather, who ‘The Light’ is. A journey to experience ‘The Light’ in one’s life. ‘In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it’. This is who ‘The Light’ is. This is what ‘The Light’ is all about.
Taste And See That The Lord Is Good
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
The aim of this book is to help you and encourage you in this experience of tasting and seeing that the Lord is good. The reason why I wrote this book is because I have experienced it myself and want to share it with you, by giving you this valuable treasure.
My Little Book Of Daily Prayer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,030. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
‘My little book of daily prayer’ is intended to help the reader focus on a particular prayer request each day, and to pray to God about it. The aim of this book is for the reader to find guidance to pray each day. The prayers follow reflection presented for each month of the year.
The Beatitudes… The Blessings From The Sermon On The Mount
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,430. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
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The book ‘The Beatitudes… the blessings from the Sermon on the Mount’ attempts to help the reader grow in his relationship with Jesus.
Evangelization through Social Networking Sites
Price: Free! Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
The aim of this ebook is to encourage you to evangelize through Social Networking Sites. This in view that, as of 2014, more than approximately 1.8 billion internet users have accessed social networks; 170 million of which were located in the United States. So, are you reaching out through the social networking which you are involved in to spread the Good News?
Yes... I Will Follow Him
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
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The aim of this ebook is to encourage you to give your ‘Yes’ to Him… that is, to follow Jesus. It is intended to increase your faith, to encourage you to trust in Him and to help you in your personal relationship with Jesus.
Peace And Unity In Our Lives - Volume Two
Series: Peace and Unity in our lives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
The aim of this ebook, the second in the series ‘Peace and Unity in our lives’, is to continue to provide inspiration and encouragement for your life. It is an opportunity for people around the globe to find courage in their life, by trusting God to be more present in their life.
Peace And Unity In Our Lives - Volume One
Series: Peace and Unity in our lives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
The aim of this ebook is to provide inspiration and encouragement for your life. It is an opportunity for people around the globe to find courage in their life, by trusting God to be more present in their life.