From the very start of her faith autobiography, ‘She Does Not Fear the Snow’, author Bobbie Ann Cole reaches out across the page and endears herself to her reader. You will very quickly feel that you know her, and will be richer for the knowledge.
She comes to Israel, seeking meaning and purpose for her life, following breast cancer and the demise of her long-standing marriage. There, God claims her and lays a trail of miracles that lead her from her native England to a new husband of faith in Atlantic Canada.
Though she is upfront about her ending, you’ll find yourself longing to learn the next step in her discovery of new love and deeper faith journey. This is one of those books you just can’t put down. Potentially, you’ll be following the twists and turns of her journey into the wee small hours.
‘A mysterious rug with a life-changing message, a Ruth-type love story, fascinating interactions with other believers, poetic descriptions of landscapes many native Canadians take for granted—and a message of God’s love and salvation,’ writes critic Margaret Welwood. ‘Bobbie Ann Cole’s story is a little too strange and untidy to be fiction. As a true story, it will leave you satisfied, yet wanting to know more.’
‘Often times, life will take us to the end of our rope, leaving us helpless and at our wit’s end. Yet, even in such dire situations, our God is not helpless. He will bring in plentiful harvest – a harvest of renewal, hope, joy and happiness in our life,’ says Khamneithang Vaiphei. ‘She Does Not Fear the Snow is an incredible testimony that will have a profound impact on you.’
If mystery, romance, women’s faith issues, the Jewish roots of Christianity, Christian living or outreach appeal to you, you will find much to enjoy
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
When you are writing about what God did in your life, you can’t go off at a tangent or make bits up. You have to stay faithful to what actually happened – the result is a story that’s not all neatly-tied up like a work of fiction.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Have faith in yourself.
Keep writing. This book you’re writing now is part of the journey. Even it becomes a bestseller, it will still be part of the journey.
Get a great editor to show you what you can’t see is wrong with your writing.
Bobbie Ann Cole, AKA The Testimony Lady, is passionate about our God stories. Testifying to what He is doing in our lives is central to her writing and to her teaching. Her blog, http://testimonytrain.com, features uplifting Christian testimonies. Her free download, ‘Start Writing Your Christian Testimony’ helps those who’d like to share their stories powerfully.
Bobbie’s has had short stories published. She has received grants and awards for her prose and drama and has a background in journalism.
She also launched and ran her own company in the UK music industry for twenty-five years.
She has lived in UK, Germany, France, French West Africa, Canada and Israel. She speaks English, French and German fluently and has a working knowledge of Hebrew.
She’s a mother, grandmother and wife, currently dividing her time between Atlantic Canada and Kent, in the Garden of England.
It was very simple to know that She Does Not Fear the Snow had to be written and the story was clear because I lived through it. God claimed me in a Jerusalem church, where, as a Jew, I wasn’t supposed to be, and laid an amazing trail of miracles that led me to meet and marry a good man of faith in Atlantic Canada. My story mirrors that of Biblical Ruth. Like her, God claimed me when I was at my lowest ebb. Like her, I declared my faith in the Land of Israel and was blessed with a new husband of faith.