Author Spotlight no.52 – Deborah McCarragher

Complementing my daily blog interviews, today’s Author Spotlight, the fifty-second, is of Deborah McCarragher.

Deborah McCarragher began her journey of creative writing soon after coming to know Jesus as her personal Savior in 1989 and enjoys using her spiritual gifts of encouragement and teaching as she shares her personal testimony with others. Deborah has been a small business owner for over 25 years and formed Alabaster Box Publishing several years ago as a vehicle for producing and promoting her Christian writing projects.  She is a devotional contributor to the e-magazine Ruby for Women and Living Better at 50+, as well as for the print magazine An Encouraging Word.

And now from the author herself:

Writing a Christian non-fiction book for women in a spiritually uneven marriage is not something that I decided to do one day.  It was quite literally born out of an intense time of prayer.  God was speaking to my heart about my marriage, and I was compelled to write down my story for the benefit of others.

When I talk with women about my book, here’s what I ask them during our time together:   Are you tired of attending church alone? Do you yearn for a relationship with your husband that’s spiritually satisfying?   Is living with your unbelieving husband like being on a teeter-totter, up and down, depending upon his moods and your unmet needs?  I’ve got good news: You can influence your home for Christ, even within a spiritually mismatched marriage.

Mission Possible is a unique book in the Christian marketplace.  It addresses a subject that is often overlooked and misunderstood.  It is a candid look at my struggles and quest to reach my husband for Christ.  It applies Scripture and biblical principles to everyday struggles encountered within a spiritually mismatched marriage.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to stand in the gap for your mate’s soul.  Mission Possible is a powerful tool for any woman who is married to a man who does not share her passion for Jesus. It will encourage and challenge the reader to embrace God’s promises for their spouse and future together.

Mission Possible was awarded the Readers Favorite 2010 Gold Seal Best Book for Christian Non-Fiction.

Everyone has at least ONE friend who needs this book! In Mission Possible you will:
— Discover how to believe with radical faith for your spouse’s salvation.
— Learn the secret to “staying the course” while you wait for your promise.
— Find out why many women don’t like to share their “secret sorrow”.
— Overcome your own fears and doubts about your husband’s future with God.
— Join other women in the knowledge that God has a perfect plan of unity for you and your spouse.

“For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy…For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband whether you will save your wife?”   I Corinthians 7:14, 16

You can reach Deborah on Facebook ( and on Twitter (

Visit her website at

She also maintains an inspirational Blog at

Her book is available on her website, as well as Amazon (

The blog interviews will return as normal tomorrow with historical novelist Emma Darwin – the two hundred and seventieth of my blog interviews with novelists, poets, short story authors, biographers, agents, publishers and more. A list of interviewees (blogged and scheduled) can be found here. If you like what you read, please do go and investigate further. And I enjoy hearing from readers of my blog; do either leave a comment on the relevant interview (the interviewees love to hear from you too!) and / or email me. You can read / download my eBooks from Smashwords (Amazon to follow).

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