Georgia McCain

Biography

Mrs. McCain died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident at age 87 on December 9, 2013. She maintained her Christian commitment and ministry, as well as her writing skills, until the time of her unfortunate death.

At the time of her death, many of her books were out of print. To preserve the books and allow many new readers to enjoy, the books are being converted to e-books by her family. To increase relevancy and impact to a more contemporary and international audience, minor edits to the original text have been made to some of the books.

The following article was published in the Cenla Focus in October 2012 prior to Mrs. McCain's death, and provides a synopsis of Mrs. McCain's life as an author. It was authored by Holly Jo Linzay

Georgia McCain, an author of 10 published books, recalls the day she felt the Lord Jesus lead her to start writing. "I was standing in the kitchen, and God asked me, 'What is that in your hand?" McCain remembers, and answered, "'Only a pen, Lord.' Then He asked me if I would use the pen for his honor and glory, and I said, 'Yes, Lord, as you direct me, I will write for the glory and honor of God."

That very night, her first short novel unfolded completely from beginning to end. "The Lord gave me the name of the book and just opened up the story for me from the first page to the last," notes McCain about her first book, Through Troubled Waters, which was published more than 40 years ago. Her first book is a work of fiction interwoven with Biblical truths. McCain has sold thousands of copies, and has received letters from people all over the world expressing how the book touched their hearts. "I never dreamed about writing a book, let alone getting one published,' McCain notes.

As a child, McCain wrote poems and made up short stories. In the ninth grade, as her teacher was passing out Christmas gifts to the class, she called McCain to the front of the classroom. She told the class that Georgia had a gift for all her classmates. Stunned, McCain realized her teacher had made copies of a story she had written and shared it with the class. From time to time, she would write another short story. Later, she was asked by a preacher to write a story that would continue and develop in a religious paper. 'I told him that I couldn't just sit down and write a story. God had to give me the thoughts: McCain recalls, remembering it was later that night that she heard God question her about writing. When her son, Danny, came home from college, he read her story, Through Troubled Waters, and encouraged McCain to get it published. "Everything I write, I want it to honor God,' McCain says with conviction.

The 84-year-old author is a woman of prayer, and has lived a life in pursuit of holiness. Growing up as one of 14 children In the rural community of Rigolette, McCain graduated from Tioga High School. At 19 years old, she met and started dating a young man named Carl McCain. He worked as a lineman for South Central Bell and she was working as a telephone operator. After a whirlwind courtship, the two were married on July 1, 1946.

The young couple made their home in Rigolette and raised their seven children--Ronald, Danny, Kenny, Randy, Barry, Donna and Jackie. The family attended Tioga Wesleyan Methodist Church, where Georgia and Carl served in every ministry they could. They have 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The two were married for 62 years before Carl passed away. Her home is a testament to a close-knit family with photographs vying for space on shelves stocked full with mementoes from the grandchildren. A legacy of love is showcased with framed drawings from the kids alongside epic poems written by McCain about her family.

In between her serving at her church and raising seven children, McCain found time to write more books. Her second book, Trials and Triumphs, is non-fiction and retates many of her personal experiences, including the loss of her four-month-old grandson, Nathaniel, to meningitis. Her third book, a fictional novel, Shattered Shackles, deals with alcoholism and its affect on a family. "My daddy was an alcoholic, who would say he was tapering off when he was trying to quit. Later, he did sober up," McCain says, adding that her real-life experience probably played a role in the book.

Another of her books, God's Little Lambs, is a compilation of stories written for children that can be read as bedtime stories or for family devotions. At one time, McCain says she felt impressed to write a novel about some twins. In Straight Paths, the story of fiery-tempered "Connie Slocum" unwinds as she struggles with heartaches, persecution, separation and loneliness. In the book's sequel, Plucked Out ofthe Net, Connie's twin brother, "Donnie Slocum," is featured in a story of redemption.

Three of McCain's books have dealt with prayer and answers to "prevailing" prayer. "It is absolutely amazing that God has spoken to me over and over, and keeps giving me books to write. He has faithfully led me all the way," notes McCain. In all, she has written 10 books, and family and friends are after her to write a book of poems. She has written long poems with clever rhymes marking nearly every milestone in her and her family's life.

It does not take long to get caught up reading one of McCain's books, and believing the incredible stories of faith in the non-fiction books. Written In such honest prose, her words flow from her heart and from a life seeking after holiness. If her books inspire and encourage or cause someone to "seek the Lord," then McCain says the books have served their purpose. "God deserves all the glory for anything accomplished through the writing or reading of these books," she emphasizes.

A woman of faith, McCain has taught Sunday School and Bible studies in just about every ministry at her church. In addition, for the last 34 years, she has taught three different Bible study groups at three different nursing homes. McCain has been honored and received numerous awards for her volunteer service from Ball Senior Citizens Center and various nursing homes. In 2001, she was named the Volunteer of the Year of Tioga Manor and named "Most Faithful" volunteer at two other nursing homes.

When her husband Carl served for a number of years on the Rapides Parish Police Jury, McCain supported him by participating in a variety of ways in the community. Known as a great cook by her family and friends, her daughter, Donna, presented her with a cookbook of the family recipes on her 50th wedding anniversary. Besides serving the Lord, McCain says her most important role in life has been as a wife and mother. She said all her children are “successful and love the Lord," and that they never gave her a "lick of trouble" beceuse she kept them in church and a "switch on their behinds", if needed. Her son, Danny, who is a missionary in Nigeria, even calls her every day.

McCain says she is "blessed beyond measure by the Lord" with family and friends. Some have called her a "prayer warrior," in seeking God's will in her life. One piece of advice she freely gives out to all who will listen is the same encouragement she offers in her last book, Walking with God for Over 50 Years, "Sometimes when we can't seem to pray our way through, we can often times praise our way through to God. Try it."

Books

Still Cooking After Sixty Years - The Recipe Collection of Carl and Georgia McCain
Price: Free! Words: 26,370. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / Southern States, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Cajun & Creole
This recipe collection was assembled by Donna McCain Wilson, to celebrate her parents' 60th wedding anniverary. These Southern family recipes provided great food and so many wonderful memories at her parents' home for family members. Amazing and unique recipes are included for Meats and Main Dishes, Vegetables and Sides, Desserts and Sweets, Bread, Butter, and Jellies, and even Poor Man's Food.
Walking With God For Over 50 Years
Price: Free! Words: 52,680. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
In her final book, Georgia McCain, describes experiences in “Walking with God for More than 50 Years”, including God's leadership in Christian education and her writing of books, her call to minister rest home residents, God's healing touch, and support during the.death of a grandchild, etc. Her experiences show the impact of prayer and faith in making a difference in the lives of many
Celebration of Life, Family, and Faith - Collection of Poems, Tributes, and Stories
Price: Free! Words: 45,250. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
This book is a collection of poems, stories, and tributes that Georgia Davenport McCain wrote over a 40 year period. They celebrate her life, family, and faith. Many were discovered in a binder after her death from an automobile accident at age 87. As a strong Christian Southern woman, who emphasized family values, she is able to share interesting life perspectives though her poetry and stories.
Remarkable Incidents and Answers To Prayer
Price: Free! Words: 96,000. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Prayer, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
Author Georgia McCain cites remarkable inspirational incidents and answers to prayer. Several are from the personal experiences of the author, her family, and friends. Most, however, are from the experiences of many others, including ministers and religious leaders, military personnel, and ordinary people. Sources include books, church bulletins / periodicals, personal stories, etc.
Gods Little Lambs
Price: Free! Words: 56,500. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Children
Author Georgia McCain provides a collection of stories, enjoyable by readers of all ages, that is targeted to inspire children to a Christian path - ”a book that will instill within their hearts the fact of God's never-ending love for them; how He watches over them and guards them from harm and danger; how He is willing to save their soul, and how God can keep them from sin's alluring paths”.
Shattered Shackles
Price: Free! Words: 55,900. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Inspirational
This religious novel explores the unusual juxtaposition of the lives of members of several Southern families, the “shackles” of alcoholism, and its extremely adverse impact on family and romantic relationships. It also demonstrates the power of prayer and conversion to Christianity and its positive effect in restoring damaged relationships by the resultant “shattered shackles”
Trials and Triumphs
Price: Free! Words: 32,000. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Prayer
The author, Georgia McCain, describes many of her experiences of her faith, including her conversion, hungering after holiness, struggles with Christian education of her children, the death of a grandchild, and calling to minister to rest home residents. Even though there were many trials, her experiences show the impact of prayer to achieve triumphs in making a difference in the lives of many.
Amazing Answers to Prevailing Prayer
Price: Free! Words: 82,320. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Prayer
Author Georgia McCain cites many stories of amazing answers to prayer. Several are from her own personal experiences. Most, however, are from the experiences of many others, including ministers and religious leaders, military leaders, and ordinary people. All entries are from reliable sources used by permission of the writer himself or by someone who had the authority to grant her permission
Through Troubled Waters
Price: Free! Words: 47,750. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
This religious novel explores the journey of Dave Maddox “through troubled waters”. His life was shattered after his wife Carol was killed in an automobile accident while on their honeymoon. Even though his seemingly hopeless life was restored when he married Jennie Taylor and accepted Christ, he re-entered “troubled waters”, which were navigated only by commitment of a loving wife and prayer.
Plucked Out of the Net
Price: Free! Words: 58,510. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
This religious novel, a sequel to In Straight Paths, follows the life of Donnie Slocum as he finds himself entangled in Satan's net. He faces seemingly insurmountable problems when drink and carelessness rob him of his job, his wife Sharon, and daughter Christy. Finally, when apparently at rock-bottom, God reached down and plucked him out the net and set his feet on the straight path.
In Straight Paths
Price: Free! Words: 82,320. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
This religious novel follows the lives of twins Connie and Donnie Slocum, their divorced mother and father, and Connie's romantic interests, Ralph and Larry, as Connie becomes a devout Christian. As Connie walks “in straight paths” after her conversion, even through difficult times, her life and the lives of her friends and family are significantly impacted.

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