Arkansas Author: Cari Kaufman
Kaufman is available to speak to church and women’s groups both locally and out of state, and would love to speak to more local groups in 2011. Anyone needing an event speaker or wanting to host a book signing can contact her via www.stringsattachedministries.com or www.carikaufman.com. Kaufman posts blogs regularly at the above mentioned sites as well as www.signsoflifeadventures.blogspot.com. She can also be found on Twitter (@carikaufman) and on Facebook under Cari Kaufman-Christian Women’s Speaker.
Oh, and want to order a copy of her book? Get it here.
Let’s see what she has to say about her book:
Publisher: Lulu Publishing
Tell us about your book, what’s it about?
Living Life with Strings Attached is a guide to understanding and living life with covenant, Biblical relationships. Structured to be taken as a weekly devotional or read straight through, it is full of Biblical principles and true life stories to help anyone navigate the waters of starting and claiming “Strings Attached” relationships.
Tell us about the process you went through to write this book including research, time, etc.:
I am a certified personal coach and professional speaker by trade. I’ve worked for several years facilitating team building seminars and coaching mostly executive clients. I started Strings Attached Ministries in July of 2009 after surrendering to the call to full time women’s ministry and developed a women’s retreat based on team-building concepts from the corporate world. Part of that retreat was the “Strings Attached Pledge” that outlines the steps to maintaining biblical relationships. I wrote Living Life with Strings Attached as a way to get all of that information into the hands of the audience during a retreat so we could focus on experiential exercises during our time together.
Writing the book itself was amazingly easy for me because that outline and the illustrations that went with them were already in place. I committed to taking one month off and working exclusively on the book. I ate, drank, breathed and dreamt that book and completed the first draft in a little less than 22 days. It was an exhilarating experience!
What inspires you to write?
I write about the little “a-ha” moments of life. I have them all the time-from broken jars of jelly to spiders across my Bible. God teaches me such wonderful mysteries in those little moments and I love to share those with people. I truly believe that all of us have a significant story to tell, a part to play in this great big life that we are living. I believe we are called to share our story in one way or another. Writing and speaking are the ways I share mine.
What was your goal in writing this book and what do you hope readers gain from it?
I wrote this book as a way to get the concept of Strings Attached on paper and hopefully make it accessible to those who would not normally have access to it. It is my prayer that Living Life with Strings Attached provides meaningful insight and guidance for developing real world, biblical relationships.
Where is the book available to purchase?
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