Monday, March 2, 2015

Lawrence Elliott, author of Practical Proverbs for Everyday Living

Author Bio:
Lawrence Elliott was born in one of the beautiful islands of the Bahamas called New Providence. He is married to a lovely lady named Deborah. His passion is to teach principles of life that will help people to live a more fulfilled life. He loves to give people practical wisdom keys that would help make their life more effective. Currently he volunteers teaching biblical principles of life to junior high school boys in a club called the Christian boy’s movement.

Title: Practical Proverbs for Everyday Living
Author: Lawrence Elliott
ISBN: 9781612442860
Page count: Seventy-four
Genre: Spiritual, Inspirational, Religious
Price: 13.95

Tell us about your book:
Practical Proverbs for Everyday Living is a book that gives the reader wisdom keys to navigate through life as smoothly as possible. This book helps you to choose the right paths in order for your life to become peaceful and fulfilled. These wisdom keys give you insight and foresight to have a purposeful and productive life. Practical Proverbs for Everyday Living will elevate the reader spiritually, mentally and physically.

How long did it take to write the book?
It took me nine months to write the book. I was writing proverbs almost every day.

What inspired you to write the book?
The Holy Spirit inspired me to write the book by depositing a few proverbs into my mind. He told me to write a book and call it Practical Proverbs for Everyday Living. I responded by saying, five or six proverbs cannot fill a book. He said to me, if you do not write the ones I have given you, then how do you expect me to give you more. I immediately wrote them down and he continuously poured more into me for many days thereafter.

Talk about the writing process. Did you have a writing routine? Did you do any research, and if so, what did that involve?
Every morning that I arose, I looked forward to the Holy Spirit downloading some proverbs into my head. Some days he would give me few and other days, he would give me several. After a while, I decided to infuse some of my experiences into the book as proverbs. I also transformed other people experiences into proverbs. 

My writing routine was writing as much proverbs as I can every day. When the proverbs were not flowing, I meditated on situations to add proverbs to the list. There may have been one or two days that I did not write any. 

The only research I did was meditating on past experiences.  

What do you hope your readers come away with after reading your book?
I hope that my readers come away with wisdom, knowledge and inspiration to live a happy and fulfilled life. It is my intention for the reader to study, meditate and absorb these wisdom keys in order for them to manifest gratitude and peace in every situation. My desire is for this book to inspire the readers to live their best life.

Excerpt from book:
In chapter six, proverbs number eleven; it reads:
Do not be afraid of work. Work is silently working for you in more ways than you can imagine. Work is developing you, helping others and accumulating rewards for you, all at the same time. A person may be able to determine how much they develop themselves by working and how much they are developing others. However, they cannot determine the magnitude of rewards they will obtain by working. Work can reward you spiritually, mentally, physically, financially, favorably and in many more ways. An important key is, “If you work in excellence, you will get excellent benefits, if you work in mediocrity you will get mediocre benefits and if you work poorly, you will get poor benefits. Focus on excellent work and the results will automatically follow.

Where can we go to buy your book?
You can purchase my book at, Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and all major online bookstores.

Any other links or info you'd like to share?
Practical Proverbs for Everyday Living is an inspirational reference book that should be reread every so often to enhance and guide the individual into a marvelous life.

You can find out more about Lawrence Elliott’s World of Ink Author/Book Tour at

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