CHARLOTTE, NC (PRWEB) February 26, 2005
Have you ever made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ, which is still important in your life today? Have you ever determined you will go to Heaven based on your confession of your sins and acceptance of Christ as your savior?
If you answered ÂyesÂ to both questions, according to Barna Research Studies (a Christian research firm), you are considered Âborn again.Â Since 1994, Barna has discovered only a slight increase in born again Christians, from 34 percent in 1994 to 38 percent last year.
In a determined effort to increase those numbers, Sabra A. Robinson is proud to announce the selected authors for her new inspirational anthology, "The Lost Sheep: How I Got (And Am Still Getting) Over the Hump. A Personal Account of God's Restoration After Doubting His Purpose, The Church, and Human Existence."
Through testimonials, journal entries and scriptures, Robinson, in the first of a planned volume of inspirational works, shares her personal stories, along with other "down-to-the-bone" true stories, poems and testimonials she received via E-mail.
As a result of the campaign, stories from as far away as Africa were gathered and submitted to Robinson and her editorial team. In the anthology, Malvis Sannah gives her account of surviving genocide and civil unrest in her native country of Sierra Leone, Carl Neely touches on restoration from a man's point-of-view and Katherine Waddell details her dreaded encounter with a serial killer.
The first book in the Voices of Restoration series will be released in June with the second to follow in mid-2006.
"I want others to know that they are not the only ones going through something and there is hope," said Robinson.
"Although [God] is our restorer, reading and knowing others have been restored by Him provides a sense of security in knowing that He is with us always."
Confirmed contributors include:
Carl Neely, Author & Speaker, Charlotte, NC
Gail Hayes, Ph. D., Author & Speaker, Durham, NC
Malvis Sannah, Sierra Leone, Africa, Church worker
Pastor Juan and First Lady J. Nicole Goodson, Restoration Ministries C.O.G.I.C, Charlotte, NC
Sabrina J. Hargrove, Inspirational Poet, TROOTH Ministries, Forest City, NC
Minister Wanda M.R. Garrett, Christian Poet & Author, Concord, NC
Deberrah Williams, L.H.D, Author & Poet, Charlotte, NC
Dawn Wildman, Praise and Worship Team member, Charlotte, NC
Steven Manchester, Actor, Screenwriter & Author, Westport, MA
Clayton Brown, Author & President, Charlotte African-American Writers Group, Charlotte, NC
Cassandra Clemons, Teacher, Baltimore, Maryland
Tanya Bates, Author, Lansing, Michigan
Barbara Anson, Speaker & Author, Chandler, Arizona
Erica Hamilton, Praise & Worship Team member, Charlotte, NC
Prophetess Jay Mangum, Author, Raleigh, NC
Serene Bridgett Hollingsworth, Publisher, BahiyahWomanMagazine.com, Chicago, Illinois
Katherine Waddell, Church worker, Charlotte, NC
Herbert Robinson, Husband, Dad & Truck Driver, Charlotte, NC
A portion of the proceeds, from "The Lost Sheep. . .," to benefit South African literacy.
For more information on this project, to find out more on the donated efforts or to place advance orders, visit http://www.voicesofrestoration.com. You may also contact Robinson via mail at P.O Box 620324, Charlotte, NC 28262 or by phone at 704.510.1953.