Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Interview with Johnny Holloway, author of Train Up a Child


Inside the Book:

Train Up a Child

Title: Train Up a Child
Author: Dr. Johnny Holloway
Publisher: iUniverse
Genre: Family & Relationship
  Format: Ebook

Have you ever wished for a handbook that could help you train your children to become upstanding, responsible, and successful adults? Unfortunately, many parents feel compelled to raise their children in the same way they were raised, despite the fact that the world is very different than it was when they were children. As a result they may be destined to repeat mistakes their parent's made and they risk failing to give their children valuable tools they may need to succeed. Dr. Johnny Holloway, the founder and senior pastor of Cup of Salvation Deliverance Church & Ministries in Durham, North Carolina, helps you transform your approach with this faith-based guide to parenting.

Learn how to:
• build relationships with children based on love and respect; 
• recognize when children are going through difficult times; 
• help children confront and overcome the problems they face; and 
• set high but reasonable expectations for children.

Even if you grew up in a loving home, you can improve upon the way you were raised and give your children the tools they need to navigate life's toughest challenges. Overcome your doubts and fears, and join the author as he looks back at his own upbringing and explores how to Train Up A Child.

The Interview

Do you listen to music while writing? If so, what do you listen to? 

I often listen to music while writing, but only peaceful music. I primarily like two kinds of music: Christian Praise & Worship music and R&B love ballads. Either of them can inspire me to poetry or prose. Amazingly, I also like to watch (listen) to television while writing. I love Crime Drama shows. I can watch a while and write awhile. I don't understand it, but it sometimes works well for me.

Do you have any suggestions for upcoming writers? 

I sure do!! Write your heart and only your heart. Your book is already written in your heart and is being read to you in your head. Don't change it or second-guess yourself. Write your heart!

What is it you like to do when you are not reading/writing?

 I enjoy movies and television a lot, perhaps too much. I also am an avid reader. I spend so much time preaching and teaching that when I have downtime I love being home with the wife watching TV or visiting family.

Is there an author/authors that have inspired you?

I love Hemingway and Twain. I read lots of authors, but I rarely select favorites. Mark Twain was a master at sliding insights under the door. Ernest Hemingway did so much with so few words that I'm always in awe of his writing style. Those are the two that immediately cone to mind.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? 

I wanted to be an Attorney, specifically a District Attorney. I didn't come close to reaching that goal, but I am very happy with the directions that my life took.

How do you/would you react to a bad review of your book? 

Of course I would be disappointed; but if the review is an accurate portrayal of the value of my work, I would also be appreciative.

About the Author

Dr. Johnny Holloway (pictured here with his mother) is the founder and senior pastor of Cup of Salvation Deliverance Church & Ministries in Durham, North Carolina. He is an internationally recognized theologian, a family and relationship counselor, and a spiritual father to many men and women. He and his wife, Pastor Deborah G. Holloway, have five adult children and fourteen grandchildren.

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