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The Story Behind My Praise: Growing Up in God Paperback – May 11, 2021 by Lisa M. Shockley (Author)



Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.

My name is Lisa M Shockley. I am married to Bishop Travis Shockley. Just celebrated 34 years. I have 3 beautiful daughters Ebony Nash (Brandon) Latoya and Taliesha Shockley. 4 grandchildren, Breonna, Brandon jr., Chayim and Layla. Grew up in Kansas City. Went to Ruskin High School. I co-Pastor with my husband Greater Works Church. I love to travel and spend time enjoying my family to the full.


What inspired you to author this book?

I felt that someone could benefit from my life’s journey of struggles. I really felt as if God was calling me to share it.


Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?

That was a collect effort between my husband and youngest daughter and the publishing design team. They thought that it was great to have a little mystery in unfolding this story.


Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?

My husband and my children. My husband always would say that the world needs to know your story.


What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?

My struggle was getting it out of my head and onto the pages. Struggling also to tell the darkest moments of my life but felt it was necessary to finally let it be known so that someone else could be helped by my struggles.


Tell your readers about your book.

It s about my life journey and struggles of sickness, emotional trauma, marital ups and downs and finally surrendering to Gods plan for my life


Who is your target audience, and why?

All of those who feel that their life is upside down, through sickness, hurt, pain, betrayal, financial burdens and the fear of death. Those who are asking God why. Those are the ones this book will help.

If you were going to give one reason for anyone looking at your book to read, why should they buy it? It touches all areas of life, physical, mental, spiritual and social aspects of life will be touched.


What do you consider your greatest success in life?

Knowing God and Finally knowing that God left me here for a reason. I believe it’s to help someone else make it. And right now this book is the outflow of that.


What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?

How do you overcome writer’s block? By having ongoing conversations with those who understand and know me. Basically my family.

What one piece of advice do you have for new authors? Don’t procrastinate. Write your story or idea. And then get with passionate people who will support you. Don't listen to negative voices or people. There are people waiting for what you have to share.

Tell your readers anything else you want to share. My life has not been perfect. But I want all to know that God will reorganize the broken pieces of your life just like He did mine. The only true peace and happiness will be found when walk in your God given purpose. You will always feel your best when you know you have helped someone else succeed.

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The Story Behind My Praise: Growing Up in God Paperback – May 11, 2021