Friday, July 1, 2011


What an absolute joy to introduce to you, Marja Meijers.  I first met Marja on goodreads, a site for book lovers.  I entered a giveaway for Marja's book,
GRACE OF GIVING and won!  If you have read, Crazy Love by Francis Chan, you will be inspired by the writing of author, Marja Meijers.  And now for the interview...

1.  What is the one thing you would like people to know about you?
Well, Toni, I must say you have found a surprisingly effective way to cut right to the bone :) This question really made me think.  My life is a colorful palette of experiences and adventures, but where I am right now in life, I would like to be known for my faith in God.  No matter what I do or where I travel, I want people around me to see God's light in my eyes and His love in my actions.  I am a work in progress.

2.  How would you describe your book to readers? 
 My latest release, GRACE OF GIVING offers an in-depth look at the 8th commandment.  It is one thing to claim we do not steal, we are no thieves, but the logical next question would be:  What do we do?  Do we give freely and cheerfully?  How do we go from merely obeying such a command to fulfilling it in our daily life?  GRACE OF GIVING is far from a boring bible study, it is a life-changing book that will transform your way of thinking when it comes to giving.

3.  What is your greatest desire in life?
Hmm. you're doing it again, making me think very seriously.  Of course it is my desire to write and sell many more books and to see changed lives as a result of my writing.  But when I look deep down in my heart, I think my greatest desire is to see my family members come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

4.  What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading two books: 'Only Believe' by Paul L. King, a ground breaking book that compares, contrasts and weighs modern faith teaching with earlier evangelical writers and theologically engages the teachings of the word of faith movement and their critics.  This is not an easy book to read, but I am learning so much from it.  The second one that I am reading is John C. Maxwell's "How successful people think."  I am always reading some kind of motivational book on the side... it keeps me going, it keeps me inspired and it keeps me encouraged.

5.  How can readers contact you or purchase your book?
My physical address is currently in Holland, so I don't expect many visitors there :) But thanks to the Internet there are many ways to contact me or read more about my work and vision.  My books are available at all Internet booksellers.

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