About Dr. Frank Chase Jr:
Frank Chase, Jr. was born in 1959. He is the son of Frank Chase and Romaine Berry. He grew up in Baltimore Md. and graduated from Walbrook High School in 1978. After high school, Frank spent four years in the United States Army and during that time became a follower of the Messiah. After completing his tour of duty, he attended Washington State University (WSU) and graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a minor in Sociology. Because Frank believes in education, he pursued religious degrees and graduated from North Carolina College of Theology with a Bachelor of Biblical Studies, a Master of Arts in Theology, and a Doctor of Theology. Frank is a sincere person and has been involved in the church for the majority of his life. When he believes in a cause, he commits himself to gain a full understanding even when it goes against traditional, religious and secular belief systems. He submerged his entire being into the tithe doctrine versus freewill giving for four years to understand the different tithe teaching propagated in the church circuit. Frank’s decision to shift from tithing to freewill giving was difficult for him and his family. His decision resulted in wins and losses both emotionally, spiritually and financially. Through tears, fears and not fully knowing what would happen when he took a stand on freewill giving over tithing, Frank decided to move forward and write a tithing book three years later. Anyone who knows Frank will tell you that he has always been an analytical thinker about every aspect of life even from childhood. Frank seeks to start a conversation about mandatory tithe doctrines that make promises and guarantees of health and wealth, but never deliver. After 30 years of tithing, Frank cried out to God for answers unaware that tithing almost sent his family into bankruptcy. God heard his prayer and a Jewish Rabbi answered the call by providing spiritual enlightenment to start Frank on his journey for truth. Frank Chase Jr. has been married for 19 years to Teresa Chase. He is a proud father of six children, Jeremiah, Nathanial, Roketta, Amanda, Emmanuel, and Sara. He has five grandsons, Xavier, Josiah, Aleksey, Jayden and Eli. In his professional career, Frank writes preventive maintenance articles for Army aircraft for the Department of the Army. He is an avid racquetball player, and loves movies, reading and good conversation, and he never shies away from talking about difficult or even controversial subjects.
What inspires you to write?
I wrote the book Kleptomaniac: Who’s Really Robbing God Anyway because as a biblical researcher, I always questioned the subject of tithing ten percent of income to a church or pastor. However I never gave it much thought after my initial indoctrination into the church. Thirty years later, now that’s a different story. Frankly as financial struggles ensured, I began to question tithing again. Often what I read and studied in the Bible did not match up with what was being taught across the pulpit. Then when I enrolled in theology school I thought this subject would be covered and it was not. So after I graduated from theology school with the doctorate, I began to read books in tithing and consult biblical experts and after I learned all the facts, I was inspired to write the book to let reader know what the word tithe really meant in the Bible. So in the end, what inspires me to write is that I like to challenge traditiaonal thinking on Biblical subjects especially if what it believed to be true can be exposed as falsehood.
Tell us about your writing process.
I don’t write by an outline as an non-fiction writer. I simply sit down with a subject I’m passionate about and start writing. I tend to start out by doing a power point study on the suject. After that process, I move into the research phase of what I’m writing about by reading books, papers and scharlastic materials. Then I come back to the writing process to expend on what I compiled in a power point study.
What advice would you give other writers?
My advice to writers is vet everyone who claim to be good editors. From my expierence, I had a lot of bad experiance with editors who simply proved to be very bad. You also have to watch out for these book editing websites. Many of them are overpriced and don’t provide quality editing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish because it was not necessarily any easier, but becuase of the rejection from traditional publishers. Although I would love to be picked up by a tradtional publisher, it takes a lot of time and effort so I learned a great deal about self-publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the book publishing industry needs to pay a attention to self-published authors because at some point, traditional publishing will become irrelevent. Tradtional publishing does have the distribution but they need to make themselves more accessible to self-published authors.
What genres do you write?: Theology, Religion, Relationships
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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