Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Interview with Praying Medic, author of 'Divine Healing Made Simple'

Praying Medic is a paramedic and author living in Phoenix, Arizona. Since 2009, he has written about the miracles God has done through his medical practice. He is married to his best friend and business partner. His first book Divine Healing Made Simple was published in December of 2013. 

His life goal is to teach people to live as ambassadors of God's kingdom. His books and articles are intended to inspire, challenge and if necessary, provoke readers into a deeper relationship with God. 

If you're interested in connecting with him outside of Amazon, he has a personal blog where he writes about the miraculous. You can contact him there.

Thank you for this interview!  I’d like to know more about you as a person first.  What do you do when you’re not writing?

I’ve had many hobbies over the years including woodworking, snowboarding,
rock climbing, sea-kayaking, and just about anything that has to do with being outdoors. Lately my interests have turned to social media. I spend a lot of time connecting with people around the world on Facebook and helping them in their walk with God.

When did you start writing?

I began blogging about my experiences with the supernatural in 2009 and to be honest – I was pretty awful at it in the beginning. I was a poor writer and I made a lot of rookie mistakes. I cringe when I read the articles I wrote back then. Over time and with practice I learned how to write better messages. It was definitely a growing process.

As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?

No question –  developing my ability to see and hear from God has been the most pivotal thing for me. Most of what I write about comes directly from my relationship with God. If it weren’t for the adventures I have with Him, I’d have nothing to write about.

If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?

I have a friend who lives in Los Angeles who has become a spiritual mentor to me. He loves people in a way that is pretty rare these days. He’s made some amazing breakthroughs in healing people with mental illness. I’d love to visit him for a month and learn from him and share what I learned in a book.

If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?

I have a lot more book manuscripts in various stages of completion right now. If I had 4 extra hours, I think I’d write a few more chapters in one of those books.

Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?

Although I live in the US, I have a lot of friends who live in Perth Australia. I’ve never been there, but from what I’ve heard, I think Perth would be a great setting for one of my stories.

Back to your present book, Divine Healing Made Simple, how did you publish it?

I did a lot of research and I was a bit shocked to learn how little support authors receive from traditional publishers, how much editorial control publishers have over content, and how little authors make from royalties. The research I did gave me the confidence I needed to self-publish my first book.

I have a friend who is a graphic designer who used to work for a publishing company and another friend who majored in professional writing in college. She did a lot of tutoring and wanted to get into editing and she agreed to edit my book free of charge to get some experience. I have a personal blog with a good sized audience and huge (and extremely loyal) group of Facebook friends. With that kind of support – there was no reason for me not to self-publish.

In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?

I was invited to travel to Australia by a fellow who had been following my blog for about a year. He offered me an all-expenses paid trip to Australia to teach his friends about healing. Some of those experiences are in the book, but most of the content came from experiences I had in my daily life and at work.

Why was writing Divine Healing Made Simple so important to you?

Once I realized that my experiences with healing were providing the answers to questions people had been asking for centuries, I knew I had to write a book so that the information could help as many people as possible.

What kind of message is your book trying to tell your readers?

The main message of my book is that anyone can operate in supernatural healing, regardless of their education, social status, or spiritual background and that healing can be done in virtually any type of setting.

Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?

During the last 5 years I’ve had over 200 dreams on the subject of healing. In those dreams, God has been giving me keys to how healing works. I think my dreams are by far my best source of ideas.

Any final words?

I just want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to share what I’ve learned with your blog readers. If anyone is interested in connecting with me or reading my articles on the supernatural, you can reach me through my personal blog:

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