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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Who do I Love? Book Review and Author Interview with Minister Sabrina Davidson

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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NIV
I learned about Minister Sabrina Davidson through Facebook. She was announcing her book signing for her first book Who do I Love?, in Opelika, Alabama. I have followed her journey as a minister, motivational speaker, teacher, and author. 

Minister Davidson wears many hats, but through it all, she still finds time to exhibit the love of God to others. The love of God is shown not only through her book, but her lifestyle. I am impressed by her community outreach programs, her inspirational speaking engagements, and letting God lead her purpose. 
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Who do I Love? Shows children that someone will always love you. No matter how many times the world puts you down, what the world needs is love. A lot of children are returning to school for the new school year and making new friendships.  Let's teach love and show love so that we can help others live for a greater purpose. 

1 Corinthians 13:13 states, And now these three remain : faith, hope and love. BUT the greatest of these is love. 

I am so thankful that  Minister Sabrina Davidson took time out of her schedule to answer a few questions for Miss T's Book Room! 

Let's get to know the author of Who do I Love? Minister Sabrina Davidson 
Tell us a little about yourself perhaps something not many people know?  
I’m a simple girl who doesn’t shop a lot at all. I keep clothes for years.  There is no telling what blast from the past you may find in my closet. (LOL)
What made you want to write books for children? 
I taught grades 1st-3rd grade. I worked with a lot of students who were struggling readers. Even though it was a challenged and sometimes the parents, child, and I would feel overwhelmed, the end result would be so rewarding. Each year I would look forward to that feeling of joy I would get from seeing those who struggled pick up a book and read it with confidence.

How did you get your ideas for this book? How did you prepare? 
I was unable to continue teaching due to an illness.  I was ok with leaving because I knew I was unable to be the best teacher that I knew I could be, but when I got home it hit me hard that I was leaving something I dreamed of doing as a child.  I had a really bad day and couldn't sleep, I woke up at 3am, went to my kitchen table, and wrote the book with drawing and all in 30 minutes. The ideas came from God and I wrote it down.  I always ran and still run to my mom when I feel blue.  My daughters run to me the same way.  My daughters think their father can fix anything broken. Great teachers love their students regardless of their behavior.  Family and church members show love and support.  Most of All God loves us.  This message of love is painted throughout the book.  Later after the book was published, God shared with me that the message he wanted me to share during the readings and book signings was no matter the mistakes you make or how far away from home you stray, you can always come home where someone loves you.  The prodigal son Luke 15:11-32 is the scripture reference.

What do you plan on doing next in terms of children's literature? 
I have had so many things speak to me, and I have receive them, but I'm only going forth if God downloads it to me. God has given me activity lessons and several songs to add to the book. Who Do I Love? will be in homes and schools across the world. 

What advice do you have for young people who want to be writers? 
Let Christ guide your pen and trust His timing. Put your faith in Him and use your platform for His glory. DON’T Give Up!  

Where can people buy your book? 
www.sabrinadavidson.com and Facebook Sabrina Davidson’s Author Page.

What were some of the challenges that you faced writing this book? 
Writing the book was the easy part, but finding an illustrator who could capture the vision was a challenge. 

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating this book? 
Children beyond 2nd grade are excited during the reading. Adults get teary eyed and say Ahhh. They say it gives off a warm feeling of joy and love.



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