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14 May, 2013

Christians with Pervasive Issues by Annie Brown

Even as a faithful Christian, there may be times when you feel that there is no hope of escaping issues and themes in your life that ensnare and trip you up time and time again. When a certain pattern of behavior or type of suffering has been following you all your life, it’s hard to believe that you can ever escape from it. Christians with Pervasive Issues shows us that every child of God can be delivered from issues that cause them to be a victim. In compassionate, no-nonsense language, Annie Brown demonstrates that, with genuine repentance, using God’s principles, and the right counseling/support, you can overcome anything. Christians with Pervasive Issues gives you the ray of hope you need in order to heal your life and get closer to God.

The Meaning of Pervasive Issues

I was getting ready for work and suddenly the words “Pervasive Issues” were dropped into my spirit. Can you imagine someone who is not normally a morning person having something so important to deal with? I could not even think of the meaning of “pervasive,” so I could not comprehend what was being said to me. I went on to work, but it did not leave me. I shared what had been dropped into my spirit with my co-worker, who is an encouraging person. He gave me a push to pursue the message that the Spirit was conveying and to understand what God wanted me to write, but I could not begin until I did some preliminary homework. I had to figure out what part of speech “pervasive” was. “Pervasive” is an adjective, which serves as a modifier to the noun (issue). Merriam-Webster Dictionary defined it as “spreading through every part," which means that if an issue is pervasive, it permeates the whole of something. Pervasive issues need to be dealt with within the Body of Christ.

Read an Excerpt from Christians with Pervasive Issues:

A Remedy to Get to the Root of the Problem

What is needed is that the people of God must clean out their secret compartments and confess that they need the Lord to deliver them. Confession is made unto salvation (deliverance). If we confess our faults, the Lord is faithful in forgiving us. You may ask, “Why do I have to confess if I was not responsible for what happened to me?” The issue then becomes whether you have forgiven the person that caused you harm. If there is no forgiveness, then you become a victim twice - a victim of circumstance and a victim of bondage. In some ways, this can be more dangerous than cancer and will always be eating away at you. With cancer, at least you know what is going on inside your body, but in being a victim of circumstance and having an unforgiving heart, you experience torment. This torment becomes a part of you in such a way that it eats through your mind, destroys your inner peace, and puts your soul in jeopardy, because it becomes a heart-matter of sin.
Annie Brown is the mother of four adult children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. As a licensed minister and social worker, Annie works with the terminally ill, providing emotional support at the most critical time in an individual's life. It is Annie's desire that Christians work through their pervasive issues before the end of life, so that the transition between death and eternity can be smooth, and not cluttered with unresolved conflicts. Learn more about Annie and this exciting new literary contribution HERE.

Do yourself a favor and pick up or download your copy of Christians with Pervasive Issues by Annie Brown today, and read to tell about it! Christians with Pervasive Issues is also available as an audiobook.


Paulette Harper Johnson said...

Thanks Terra for featuring Annie on her book tour

Annie Brown said...

Thank you so much for featuring me on your site...I am truly grateful