Robbins holds book release at Sunburst Market
Local author Teresa Robbins will be holding book release party from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 11 at Sunburst Market, 142 N. Main St., Waynesville.
The book is called "God Speaks," and it is a book of prophetic poetry that Robbins began writing 10 years ago. As the cover says, it contains "Poetry, Prophecy, Exhortation and Encouragement."
Robbins was born and raised in Waynesville. She graduated from Tuscola High School and received a degree in commercial art from Southwestern Community College. She was a legal secretary for 20 years while also raising her daughter and being a caregiver to her mother for 10 years.
So with no formal writing experience, she began working on this book in 2004 and completed it by 2008. The topics of her poetry range from the end of times, the souls of men, exhortation, encouragement and the greatness of God.
"I've never been a great fan of poetry," Robbins said. "I love Christian writing — some old and timeless, some contemporary. One of my favorites is Beth Moors and she writes not only Christian non-fiction, but really beautiful poetry and prose."
In her book introduction, Robbins said the Holy Spirit was the inspiration behind the book. She said she did not set out to write a book — she was compelled to do so by God. The movie "Passion of the Christ" was the catalyst and inspired the first poem, "It wasn't the Nails."
"I believe that God's perfect timing, not only in my life but in all things, has released these words for now, and for His purpose," she wrote.
The book contains 95 poems that Robbins hopes will inspire others who read them.
"I want readers to take from this book exactly what they need for their life," she said. "I firmly believe there is something in this book for every person that reads it."
A website is being developed of rate book, but until then, the book can be purchased on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and at Christian bookstores across the U.S.