1.) Which five words best describe Pillars to Commandments: My Journey of Conversion?
A: Five words that describe Pillars to Commandments: My Journey of Conversion would be: inspirational, motivational, vulnerable, eclectic, evolving
2.) Can you share one highlight from the book?
One highlight from the book is I talk about my vulnerability after being in abusive relationships that I never told anyone about. This was a low point for me, and it almost caused me to take my life. Those relationships also pushed me to get closer to God.
3.) What is the purpose of this book?
The purpose of this book is to challenge others to be a better human being. It is my hope that reading the book will make readers more aware of how they treat others as well as provide comfort to those who are trying to find themselves and find a relationship with God. The book is also a great read for anyone who may be scared to take a leap into learning about Christianity, Islam, or any religion for that matter.
4.) Are there themes that you find turn up again and again in your work? A common thread?
Yes, there are themes that reoccur in my book, one specifically being that despite all the times that I thought God was not with me he was. I blamed God for everything bad in my life, but he was continuously there never leaving. It was important for me to acknowledge those feelings of loneliness and despair throughout the book. Often times we get feelings of hopelessness and we are confused about our path in life. This book allows for moments of vulnerability and transparency as I navigate my walk with the
5.) Which character or part of the book was the most fun to write? Which part was the hardest?
My favorite character to write about was myself. I had the most fun outlining my walk and I got to explain to people why I am the way I am. It was exciting to know my story would be told in my own words and all people, from those who personally know me to those that do not know me would get a transparent look into what I endured. The hardest part was being vulnerable and letting people in, the fear of judgment, triggering past events that happened to me.
6.) Can you tell us something that even your most loyal fans may not know about you?
Hmm something that my fans may not know about me is that I am actually a really shy person, but I love people. It takes me a while to get comfortable in most settings, so I am very reserved, but once I am comfortable my glowing personality comes shining through.
7.) Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
I want my readers to know they should be on the lookout because I am working on two other books not necessarily the same genre, but I promise they won’t be disappointed. These books will definitely be worth the wait.
About the Author:
Growing up as a child, Rasheedah Jackson was always exposed to books, magazines, and writing by her mother. Her mother read to her all the time and always took her to the library to get books as well as invested in her own personal book collection. Her mother was also involved in a writing club that she always took Rasheedah to with her.
When she entered high school, Rasheedah’s 9th grade English teacher sparked her interest in writing when she returned a graded assignment and told her she was a great writer and had the potential to be a professional writer. As an adult Rasheedah lost her passion for writing, but the interest returned once she asked people on Facebook if they would read a story about her conversion from Islam to Christianity and the response was phenomenal. When asked people on Facebook if they would read a story about her conversion from Islam to Christianity and the response was phenomenal.
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