Having known TC Avey via Social Media (@TCAvey1 on Twitter) for several years now, reading her blog and interacting with her socially, I was very excited to find out she was writing a book. I was gifted a copy of The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends in exchange for an honest review.
I read the book in ONE sitting. Easy to keep up with,expertly written and I have to say, each scenario is completely possible in this day and age.
While this book is a work of fiction, TC has done her homework with these three short stories and honestly the things in her book could become reality for many.
These stories easily get your attention as specific freedoms are challenged.
I would suggest using the Reality Check section at the end of each story in this book in a Bible study settings to prompt discussions about the events she covers as well as family time discussions.
As you read her book, search your own heart and think of what you would do should everything as you know it….change.
Here is an interview TC has graciously given me.
1. What prompted you to write this book?
I’ve always been passionate about Current Events, History, and the Word of God. A few years ago God began tying these together so that each news story or history lesson I read, I saw God at work.
I was troubled when I began to see the path America, and the world, is on.
I found comfort in 2 Chronicles 7:14 but I felt compelled to do more.
But what was I to do?
After church one day, God gave me this message. It took months of prayer, research, and seeking God before this book became a reality. More than once I tried tabling this book and saying it wasn’t the “right time”, but I had no peace when I did this.
Continually God brought me back to Jeremiah 20:8-9. I can’t keep this message inside. It must be spoken. How it is received isn’t up to me. I must do my part and trust God to finish what He began. God is speaking to His people…are we listening?
2. Each person has gifts given to them by God to aide in their calling. How did you know you were called to write?
I’m not sure. Some people hear a voice from God. Some people know from a young age. There are countless books/resources out there to help you discover your gifts. Each Member in the Body of Christ has gifts and those gifts are meant to bring glory to God.
For me, I can’t NOT write. I love writing. I love reading. I love learning. Those are things God placed inside me. But I’ve not always used them for His glory.
I wrote for years, but it’s only been since 2011 that I’ve been courageous enough to share my writings with the world through my blog, Wisdom of a Fool.
I guess my answer to those seeking to know their gifts and calling is ask yourself, what passions has He placed inside me? What do I enjoy doing?
When I began my blog, I had no idea God would lead me to write this book. But this book takes all my passions (reading, writing, research, God) and brings them together, hopefully all for His glory and not my own.
3. Explain how your book encourages people to be more active in their faith.
When we accept Christ as our Savior we are a New Creation. That New Creation longs to please God, to do good works, to bring Him glory.
We can never earn our Salvation, but when we begin to grasp all that God has done for us, we can’t help but share that Good News with the world.
Our flesh wars with our spirits and this world does a wonderful job of distracting us from the Great Commission we are each given.
It’s my prayer that people will read my book and be inspired to KNOW God more. To follow Him. To dedicate their lives, energies, talents, time and so on to the One who gave Himself for us (John 3:16-17).
Truth is, our lives aren’t about us. They are about the One who purchased us, who redeemed us from our fleshly desires.
It’s time we wake up and stop living our lives for ourselves and begin being a City on a Hill.
I hope my book helps people analyze where they place their trust. Anything other than the solid foundation of Christ won’t stand.
4. If people take one thing away from your book, what do you hope it is?
Not to fear the trials and pains of this world, but cling to the Word of God. For God’s Word to be ALIVE in them. Jesus says that in this world we will have tribulation, but we can have hope and joy because He has overcome the world (John 16:33).
This type of hope and joy can only be found in a RELATIONSHIP with Christ, not a religion.
5. How can people maintain their joy when there are so many troubling things in the world?
By NOT focusing on what is transpiring in the world. Focus on the Word of God.
This seems contrary to much of my book highlighting Modern Events.
However, it’s true. God’s Word must be our source and foundation. That being said, I think it’s imperative people also know what is going on in the world.
How can we know how to pray? How can we see the signs described to us in Matt 24, if we don’t pay attention to the birth pangs transpiring around us?
How can we encourage others, if we don’t know what it is they are burdened with?
God’s Word must permeate our minds and souls, but we can’t neglect to stay informed if only so we can help others who are burdened down with the cares of this world.
TC Avey is a Christian devoted to God, family and friends. She is passionate about encouraging Christians to live a life dedicated to Christ as well as helping them understand the importance of preserving our national freedoms through knowledge and love. She blogs at Wisdom of a Fool (tcavey.blogspot.com). You can also follow her on Twitter (TCAvey1). Her book, The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends, is available on Amazon. You can also check out her book on GoodReads.
I highly recommend this book. I hope you’ll read it, spend some time in thought with regards to the events listed in the book and then share it.
Thanks TC for this opportunity to share The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends.
*No compensation was received in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to give a positive review.
You can purchase a copy via Amazon here.
What will you do when your basic Christian Freedoms are challenged? Get the book, think about it.