Guest Blog: M. Ann Ricks’ The Shift!

7 Mar

Coffeehouse Conversations welcomes Christian author M. Ann Ricks as she shares with us her newest title, The Shift!

book coverBook Title: THE SHIFT

by M. Ann Ricks

ISBN 978-0-9910399-5-1

Book Synopsis: There is a sense of urgency in the atmosphere as God is transitioning what the world has deemed impossible and unbelievable into the possible and the believable. Pastor Douglass and his family have been chosen for such a supernatural transition but because of the dense fog of deception that seems to surround them, some in the Douglass family have created their own beliefs, fabricating their own sense of self; negating the truth, God’s truth, even when truth is staring them in the face. They, like many, are living lives devoid of the knowledge of who they really are and robbing themselves and those they love of their true identity and freedom. Deeply embedded lies from enemy have blinded eyes, impaired hearing and hardened hearts and Angels from the army of God have been deployed. Dreams, supernatural revelation and actual attacks from man’s ultimate foe will expose all and confirm God’s plan for Xion, Veronica, Zeborah, Bo and Pastor Douglas. Can they handle the truth and surrender? The lives of the Douglass family will never be the same and neither will you, because of THE SHIFT!

Coffeehouse Conversations (CC): Why did you write this book/What was the inspiration behind this book?

M. Ann Ricks (MAR): John 3:16, The Garden of Gethsemane, Calvary’s Cross and the EMPTY TOMB!

CC: What makes this book different from other books?

MAR: I didn’t choose this story. This story chose me. I had to tell it because I believe I was instructed to do so. So many are believing the lie of the enemy. Although stating that they are Christians, many are still in bondage but afraid to say so. They have yet to be delivered from fear, shame, guilt and even rebellion. No one is getting to the root of the matter and saying what God says. We are tiptoeing. Many have shut their mouths, afraid to consult their creator. So many need to find out who they are instead of letting the world or man define them. This book is different because it is true. It is itself set apart because God says we must be. The truth is, only GOD can define who we are.

CC: What’s the hardest part about being an author?

MAR: Rejection! Arriving at the realization that a reader didn’t get it. It’s very disappointing.

CC: What do you love most about being an author?

MAR: I absolutely love creating stories and characters who actually breathe life into the premise. Creating fictitious characters who contend with real life issues who are truly relatable, while inserting the liberating word of God causes change in the lives of my readers. That is so very gratifying and God is glorified!

CC: Who is your favorite author/what is your favorite book and why?

Head shotMAR: I haven’t a favorite author nor an absolute favorite book but “The Wake of the Wind” by J. California Cooper is in my top five!

CC: What advice would you give aspiring authors?

MAR: I would certainly say that they need to really believe in their gift and talent. Rejection may be a bitter pill that they may have to swallow but if God has called you to do it, He will see you through it! Stand on His promises as He is obligated to finish what He has started in you!

CC: Do you blog? What’s your blog site address? What do you blog about?

MAR: No, I don’t blog but I disseminate a monthly online newsletter, M. Ann’s Communique. We simply share essays about the awesomeness of Jesus the Christ!

CC: How can readers contact you?

MAR: My website address is: My Facebook author’s page is, On Twitter: @Hisblessings4me! I invite the readers to visit my website and to simply read more about me For speaking engagement, Literary Dialogues and book club gatherings, please feel free to contact me directly using:

About M. Ann Ricks

M. Ann Ricks, (Melissa Ann), is a Christian Fiction novelist residing in Bear, Delaware with her excellent husband and two awesome sons. She is a graduate of Rider University and formerly a national accounts insurance executive. Using Jesus Christ as her example, as He shared many parables, she creates stories with fictional characters that contend with real life issues and inserts the Word of God to communicate the genuine and unfailing love of God while making it abundantly clear that Jesus is the ONLY answer. M. Ann is determined to tell the world how wonderfully awesome Jesus Christ is and can be in our lives if we just allow Him to be. She is honored to be used by God to spread His message with the stories she creates with the leading of the Holy Spirit, knowing that He will provide her with stories and the insight that will lift up the name of Jesus as He promised that if He is lifted up, He will draw all men to Him. She is the author Awesome Wonder: The Gift of Remembrance, The Son and THE BLOOD DONE SIGNED MY NAME.

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