Allen C. Liles


Native Texan
graduate of Baylor University (major: journalism)
graduate of Unity School of Religious Studies
Former VP/Public Relations, 7-Eleven Stores
Ordained Minister
Served as Senior Minister for churches in AZ,
MO and MN
Chaplain Resident, Fairview Health Systems
Married; two grown children
Lives in Bloomington, MN

Smashwords Interview

Why did you write THE 12 PROMISES OF HEAVEN?
I am a 77-year old retired minister. My dear wife of 20+ years is 73 and not in good health. We are both interested in "What's Next?" after we die physically. My wife and I strongly believe in a benevolent God and the concept of an afterlife. In addition, as a minister and hospital chaplain, I have heard questions from many people over the years with the same concerns or even dread. Will they be welcomed into Heaven by God or sent to another less desirable location (I. e. Hell). The most common other question involves whether or not we will be able to connect with loved ones in Heaven. I took these and other questions into meditation and asked for God's insight about Heaven. I believe we each can connect with God through the Christ Spirit that He placed within us. It was this inner voice that provided the depiction of Heaven. This depiction came in the form of 12 specific promises: (1) You experience perfect peace as you enter Heaven; (2) The beauty of Heaven greatly exceeds your expectations; (3) Every new arrival receives God's blessing; (4) You can find your loved ones here; (5) You live in a mansion filled with great treasures; (6) A feeling of good will permeates everything; (7) The power of forgiveness rules Heaven; (8) You are surrounded by love and acceptance; (9) Heaven understands your True Self; (10) You are never abandoned or rejected; (11) You travel everywhere at the speed of light and (12) God remains near and always available. Each of these promises contained additional information and clarification that I included in THE 12 PROMISES OF HEAVEN. Needless to say, the positive glimpse that I received about the nature of Heaven offers a comforting and positive view of the next step on our spiritual journey.
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Why did you write FRIENDS OF JESUS?
The year immediately prior to the beginning of Jesus Christ's public ministry was a crucial time in the history of Christianity. People and events were coming together that would change the world forever. I wanted to present a fictional and metaphysical account of what might have happened during that time. My desire was to humanize the Biblical characters while imagining the fateful decisions, religious intrigue, human betrayal, spiritual revelations and even unexpected humor that could have transpired before Jesus the man became Jesus the Christ.
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Where to find Allen C. Liles online

Twitter: @allencliles


THE BOOK OF CELESTE/A PROPHECY FOR TODAY and THE BOOK OF FLOYD/GOD TRANSFORMS A RACIST are the first two e-books in a series that offer spiritual prophecies for the current times.

The Book of Celeste

Price: $2.99 USD.


The Book of Ethan/God Confronts Teen Suicide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,790. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
When a teenager decides to commit suicide, God steps in to confront the satanic influences driving his decision.
The Book of Floyd/God Transforms a Racist
Series: THE BOOK OF__________/PROPHECIES FOR TODAY. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,730. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
THE BOOK OF FLOYD/GOD TRANSFORMS A RACIST is the fictional story of how God attempts to transform a young white man with racist tendencies into an instrument of healing between the races.
The Book of Celeste
Series: THE BOOK OF__________/PROPHECIES FOR TODAY. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,270. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
God designates a 19-year old social media blogger as a prophet to warn the world about an approaching calamity caused by the worship of false idols.
E-Spiritual Rehab/28 Online Days to Healing Your Spirit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,960. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Abuse
E-Spiritual Rehab/28 Online Days to Healing Your Spirit is a guided online recovery program designed to restore the spiritual connection between the reader and their Higher Power. It is constructed to offer hope, comfort and healing to anyone in spiritual distress.
Friends of Jesus
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,540. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical
FRIENDS OF JESUS tells the fictional and metaphysical story of the crucial days before the beginning of Jesus Christ's public ministry.
The 12 Promises of Heaven
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,440. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Ancient
A retired minister seeks God's insight about the nature of Heaven. During meditation, God's Kingdom is revealed through 12 specific promises. The revelations are comforting, positive and hopeful for anyone concerned about "what's next?".

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