MATTHEWS, N.C. (PRWEB) November 02, 2012
Written to chronicle author Robin Nicole’s real life experience, “For the Sake of Appearances” (published by Abbott Press) delivers the story of a broken church that has lost its prestige in the Lord’s eyes and how, through the power of God, it comes back to the road of Christ.
Malachi is an ordinary man in every aspect of the word. Once, his dream was to be an astronaut, but he quickly changed his dream due to a crippling fear of heights, instead deciding to work for NASA’s Deep Space Network as a tour guide. Yet, God had other plans for him. One day, Malachi receives a message from God telling him to go east and all will be well. He decides to heed God’s words and abruptly heads in the direction given to him by the almighty.
He ends up at a church service in a small town in North Carolina where he finds his mission. New Inspiration Church is slowly dying from the inside as it is becoming a Sunday morning church. Seeing these empty vessels, Malachi picks up God’s Word and preaches messages about hope, forgiveness and truth to the congregation. In this way, Malachi fights to transform the Sunday morning Christians into everyday Christians.
An excerpt from “For the Sake of Appearances”:
“’Mr. Russell, would you start us off in a word of prayer?’ Caught, Ethan Russell elbows a still joking tenor beside him and bows his head. His flamboyant bass voice breaks through the off cuts of conversation. “Dear Lord,” he arrogantly begins. All are quiet now, listening to Ethan’s voice. ‘Thank you for allowing us to gather here in this place tonight to sing your praises. Help us to follow the direction of our fearless leader Mia as she directs us on learning tonight’s music. Amen.’
The choir mumbles a few quiet Amen’s. Okay, now we can begin.’
“It is my hope,” says Nicole, “that readers gain a sense of necessity to reverse the common trend of appealing to our appearances more than our salvation and relationship with our Savior in Christ.”
About the Author
Robin Nicole graduated from Sun Valley High School in Monroe, N.C. She graduated from the University of North Carolina with a secondary education degree and went on to teach English at a local charter school for five years before becoming a freelance writer and substitute teacher. She has written multiple articles for many online companies.
Nicole lives in Weddington, N.C. with her two children.
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