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UnEmployed Faith Review and G!VEAWAY

Authors Interview: Rosann Cunningham


1.       When and why did you get the idea to write Un-Employed Faith?
As the Author of ChristianSuperMom, I’ve shared in my writing that my husband and I have faced a lengthy season of unemployment in our home.  As a result, in May 2011 a handful of women who happened to be going through the same thing started reaching out to me via email.  They all seemed to be asking me the same questions.  How do you cope?  What do you do to stay strong in your faith?  How do you keep your marriage whole with all of these difficult and overwhelming emotions like resentment, anger, and depression?
I spent a lot of time praying for these women and their hearts.  I deeply understood their feelings of hopelessness.  I also spent a lot of time crying and struggling through my own battle with it in our home.  Being the wife to an unemployed man is a very lonely place to be.  I can talk to my husband about anything, including my concerns over our circumstances, yet I always saw how releasing my concerns to him would send him spiraling into a deeper funk than he had been in before I opened up to him.  So over time I would avoid discussing how I felt.  And what I really felt was that few people truly understood what I was going through emotionally.  I searched all over the internet looking for some kind of Christian support to turn to for encouragement, prayers, or even just a non-biased ear to spill my heart out to.  I was always disappointed in my search.  There were no books, no support groups, not even many helpful online articles or websites that spoke to me – the wife.  Knowing there was a need for this type of topic to be discussed, I started praying over how God wanted me to grow and what He specifically wanted me to do that would help others in the same situation. 
Soon after, I felt Him nudge me to start writing about my journey and how I’ve coped.  It started as a simple blog post, until I realized it was too long to publish as such.  Then I decided to make it a special report, and I continued to write.  Days later, I realized what I had written was not a report, but rather a book.  I wanted so desperately to publish the book in August.  God had other plans though.  Instead, he sent me and my daughters on vacation to California for two weeks for FREE!  When I returned, the busyness of life swept me away and I was training to run a half-marathon.  I was too exhausted to pay much attention to my book project and I’d lost confidence in it.  In October, the week before my half marathon, I had a major emotional meltdown and it was during that week that I made my mind up to focus as much effort as possible on completing the project God was asking me to do.  I pulled out the draft of my book and completely rewrote it (only God could have put those words to paper,) adding a coping tip to the beginning of each chapter and a challenge at the end of each chapter.  God fueled my passion and drive for the project and I finally published it to Amazon Kindle on January 2nd.    Since then, I haven’t been able to get Romans 8:28 out of my mind.  And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
2.       What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Honestly, writing the content of the book came very easy to me.  The words flowed right from my heart onto the screen.  I even found it to be somewhat healing and encouraging.  While I was ministering God’s word to the reader and sharing helpful ways to cope, I was soaking in my own message as if God were saying the same thing to me.  I live those coping tips day in and day out, but even I need a friendly reminder that this too shall pass and that I can trust God’s perfect plan. 
It was very hard to get past my own lack of confidence and hard core perfectionism though.  Even now I’ll turn my Kindle on and start critiquing my own book.   I spent a lot of time worrying that I wasn’t smart enough or worthy enough to write a book.  Yet throughout the process God continued to remind me that He doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called.  This is His project and He will make sure it gets into the hands of those who need it most.    
3.       Could you share with us a few things you learned while writing your book?
(Laughing) Well, I definitely learned the importance of having a well thought out idea and draft before starting to write.  I got so tired of rearranging chapters and messing with the table of contents.   I also discovered that it would do me well to take a Microsoft Office Word course. 
I think the biggest lesson I learned is that everything happens in God’s timing and not a moment before.  I mentioned before that I wanted to publish this book back in August and it was nowhere near ready for publishing at that time.  I also wanted to publish it before the end of the year.  Instead, God made me wait until the beginning of 2012.  I’m not sure why, but I know His reason will one day be revealed and I’ll nod in understanding. 
4.       What new interests have you developed because of your experiences that lead you to write your book?
I have a huge passion for being God’s hands and feet in this world and I feel like He’s using this experience to lead me down the path of becoming more intentional with my writing.   I can very much see myself writing and publishing more faith inspired books in the future and eventually expanding my “ministry” to speaking engagements. 

Here’s a short description of the book:

One of the most difficult issues women face in today's economy is dealing with the overwhelming emotions that surface when their husband suddenly finds himself unemployed. It becomes even more difficult to cope when the season of unemployment becomes a lengthy one.  Unfortunately, there aren't many resources available to help women cope with the often powerfully negative, yet normal emotions they face each day.

Fear. Depression. Resentment. Anger. Bitterness. Embarrassment. Humiliation. Loneliness.

If you're going through an unemployment crisis in your home, take the journey with Rosann as she shares her story and the many ways she has turned negative emotion into healthy, productive, faith-filled JOY.

In UnEMPLOYED Faith, there are 10 different coping tips and a personal challenge presented at the end of each chapter. Those who read the book in its entirety and apply the coping tips and challenges to their life will experience a sense of peace and JOY like never before.

See what others are saying about UnEMPLOYED Faith.  http://unemployedfaith.com/reviews

You can purchase this book on Amazon for just $4.99 by clicking HERE


Or W!N it by entering below.


Note from Author:Just wanted to add that if anyone is concerned about not having a Kindle or other type of e-reader, you don't need one to be able to enjoy UnEMPLOYED Faith. 

Amazon has a link for a FREE downloadable e-reader for your smart phone, PC, or iPad. I have the link for their add in my sidebar on my website. Simply click on that link, download your e-reader, and then enjoy any and all ebooks (which are often cheaper than hardback) right from your chosen device. 

For the purpose of this giveaway, the winner will get a PDF version of the book. 

Blessings to everyone! 
~Rosann


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I received a free PDF copy of Un-Employed Faith to review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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12 comments:

  1. Becky, thanks so much for doing this Author Interview. Have a blessed day!

    ~Rosann

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  2. Considering my hubby is unemployed, I would love to win this book!!!

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  3. What a lovely interview!! Great job Rosann!

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  4. This is a good interview, and I think a book like this is needed, I have not seen any. Especially from a Christian perspective.

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  5. I appreciate all of your lovely comments about the interview and the book. Debbie, I'm saying a prayer for you and your husband right now. I hope you'll subscribe to my blog at UnemployedFaith.com so you can get regular encouragement as you endure this difficult and scary time.

    Blessings,
    ~Rosann

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  6. Lots of people I know have lost their jobs. Some have found lower paying ones and some are still unemployed.

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  7. Three of my close family members have become unemployed and two have moved on to lower paying jobs.

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  8. @Becky, nice interview. It's so appropriate in these times. @Rosann, great interview and it's great to see more about your ebook :)

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  9. I think this is a needed subject in today's unemployment issue...Nice review also

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  10. Just wanted to add that if anyone is concerned about not having a Kindle or other type of e-reader, you don't need one to be able to enjoy UnEMPLOYED Faith.

    Amazon has a link for a FREE downloadable e-reader for your smart phone, PC, or iPad. I have the link for their add in my sidebar on my website. Simply click on that link, download your e-reader, and then enjoy any and all ebooks (which are often cheaper than hardback) right from your chosen device.

    For the purpose of this giveaway, the winner will get a PDF version of the book.

    Blessings to everyone!
    ~Rosann

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  11. This is not a entry but a comment. What a great topic for a book especially for those Christians that are unemlployed. Thanks. Mrs. Shopper@ http://www.simplyshopandsave.ca

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