Monday, February 26, 2018

Interview with Romance Author Jewel Adams

Book Giveaway Feb 26 – Mar 5: Non-fiction, Women of Wisdom, Courage and Virtue. Don’t forget to leave your email so we can contact you for the drawing. Ebook: International

Jewel Adams is a wife and the mother of eight children, and a grandmother. She has been writing inspirational romance for over twenty years, and has over forty published works. Always one to share a message of God’s love through her stories, Jewel is a devout Christian Latter-Day Saint who loves the Lord with all her heart and has experienced many blessings and miracles in her life because that love, and she is secure in the knowledge of God’s love for her and all men. She is an inspirational and motivational speaker to both youth and adult audiences.

In her spare time, you can find Jewel curled up with a good book and a healthy stash of orange Tic Tacs. She and her family reside in Utah.

Welcome to my blog, Jewel. I love the cover to your new book. Please tell us about Women of Wisdom, Courage and Virtue.

Yes, this little booklet has a few personal spiritual thoughts about four righteous women in the Bible, why I revere them, and how their example has touched my life. I had been thinking about writing it for a while now, but then the prompting kept growing stronger, so I finally listened.

Where did you get your inspiration for this book?

Well, when I say my prayers, I ask my Heavenly Father daily to bless me with the wisdom of Eve, the faith and devotion of Ruth, the courage of Esther, and the virtue and righteousness of Mary, mother of the Savior. These women emulated Christ in their lives, and since we are commanded to be like the Savior, what better examples can we find for the women of today who are truly seeking righteousness and holiness? They and so many others in the scriptures are perfect examples of what it is to be a royal daughter of God. I have studied and pondered the lives of Eve, Ruth, Esther, and Mary, and my love for them grows by the day. I want to share my love of these amazing women with others, and hopefully, readers of this booklet will be as inspired by them as I am.

Tell me about one of the women and what you love about her?

Oh, that’s so hard, because there is so much about all of them that endears them to me. But Esther always comes to mind right off.

In the waiting room of the temple, there is a beautiful painting of Esther. I always plant myself on the bench right in front of that painting and ponder Esther while I wait. She was such a courageous and obedient woman, and I long to be that courageous and obedient with every fiber of my being. She married and came to love a powerful king who had put his first queen away because of her disobedience to his command.

Going unsummoned before her husband, knowing she would be in danger of losing her life, was a brave and selfless act on Esther’s part. It was a bitter cup and a sacrifice she was willing to make because of her love for her people and her love for God. In that way, she was an example of Christ. “Greater love hath no man than this.” How can you not love and revere her?

I know exactly how you feel because that is why I love the story of Esther. You have written another book called By Invitation, Your Place at The Feast. I love the cover. What is this book about?

By Invitation is also a small book of personal thoughts of hope and inspired truths about how Jesus Christ’s atonement can work in each of us. It’s also about becoming more spiritually prepared for the return of the Savior. It was co-authored by my friend, Jordan Jantz, and it contains some of his thoughts as well.

Where is your website so my readers can check out your recent and past books that you have written?

Right now, I am using the Til You Come Back to Me Again website as my main site. It is constantly being updated:

Thank you so much for this wonderful interview, Jewel. I hope my readers will check out your books.


Leona Olson said...

Leona Olson said...
I read The Song of Ruth by Frank G. Slaughter when I was in high school (1956) and still think Ruth is special. Great interview.

I forgot to add my email,

Sonja said...

Love inspirational stories like this. It sounds wonderful. Sonja dot Nishimoto at gmail dot com

Jewel's Gems said...

Thanks so much for the interview, Linda! You're awesome!

Louise Pledge said...

Leona, "The Song of Ruth" is one of my all-time favorite books. I just finished "Ruth" by Heather Moore and want to find my copy of "The Song of Ruth" and read it again.

Jewel, I really love what you had to say in your interview. Wondering which temple has the picture of Esther....

Jewel's Gems said...

Louise, it's the Ogden temple:-)

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Melanie Backus said...

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