Monday, April 21, 2014

Interview & Giveaway with Edward F. Mrkvicka Jr. - No Innocent Affair

BK: Looking out the nearest window, describe the scene you see.
I see the 2 acres of my backyard still covered with snow, even though we’re in the middle of April.

BK: Tell us about your office. Is it a mess like mine, or is everything in its place? I wouldn’t say it’s a mess – I prefer to see it as organized chaos.

BK: What is a must-have, such as coffee or a favorite pen, that you need to write? I need my cat Puddin’ and my dog Gus. They’re my writing partners. We can’t get started until Puddin’ is on top of the bookcase and Gus is curled up around my feet.

BK: Do you like to write in silence, or do you need music or background noise? It varies. Most of the time I require silence, but on rare occasion I crave 1950-1960s Rock & Roll music – on rather loud I might add.

BK: As a writer myself, I'm always curious how other writers get through stumble blocks. When you find a story not flowing, or a character trying to fight you, how do you correct it? I have yet, after 30 years of writing professionally, come to a stumbling block. I assume that’s because I write non-fiction. And it’s a good thing I do, because to be honest, I am not terribly creative.

BK: How did your writing journey begin? I started writing when I was around 8 years old. I had received a small toy printing press as a Christmas gift and started writing a neighborhood weekly “newspaper.” I was hooked from that point on.

BK: Tell us one thing you've done in life, that readers would be most surprised to know. That at one time I was the youngest bank president/chairman of the board of a national bank in America. I am also a Christian writer, lay minister and counselor. Most people find that a strange combination, but that’s my history.

BK: What can we expect from you in the future? I will continue to write Christian books that help people understand the joy of a true relationship with our Savior.

This or That...

Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi.

Night Owl or Early Bird? Early bird.

Fantasy or Mystery? Mystery.

Pen/Paper or Computer? Computer.

Pizza or Burger? Burger.

Rock or Country? Rock.

Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate.

Beach or Mountains? Mountains.

Thank you so much for having us as one of your stops today. It has been great getting to know more about you and your book, and wish you the best of success! Thank you, and God bless.

Edward Mrkvicka is a lifelong Christian, award-winning author, lay minister and counselor. He is devoted to saving families from the ravages of adultery, and the divorce that almost always follows. Most important, he is devoted to the innocent children who are damaged by the selfish acts of their parents who give in to temptation.

Mrkvicka believes the only hope for betraying adulterers is the Word of God. This is what he tries to do with his books and counseling – ensure that as many as possible know what a true evil adultery is, and that they know it before-the-fact, as it is far easier to avoid the evil than to get back once the line has been crossed.

His efforts on behalf of families, understanding adultery, and the devastating effect of divorce on children has earned him a United States Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition.

He started writing professionally in 1980.

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Book Genre: Religion: Christian Life
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Release Date: Sept. 2011

Book Description: 'Thou shalt not commit adultery' (Exodus 20:14).
Have you found yourself contemplating committing adultery? Are you currently in an adulterous relationship? Have you been affected by an act of adultery? If you answered yes to any of these questions, No Innocent Affair: Making Right the Wrong of Adultery is the tool you need.
An avid student of the Word, Ed Mrkvicka addresses the fact that adultery is one of the main contributors to the destruction of the American family and seeks to reverse this terrifying statistic. Mrkvicka posits that few who engage in adulterous relationships realize the enormity of the cost of infidelity, both to themselves and innocent people in their lives.
Beginning by comparing God's view of adultery to society's view, No Innocent Affair explains in frank yet loving terms that unrepentant adultery is more than just an innocent affair. It is choosing Satan over Jesus and death over life. Mrkvicka desires to lead adulterers to repentance and eternal life with Jesus Christ.
Most importantly, No Innocent Affair takes you on a step-by-step biblical progression that leads to the sin of adultery being forgiven and salvation reclaimed.
Infidelity is no easy subject to discuss, but it is one that must be addressed. Follow along on this exploration of the consequences and ways out of adultery.


Nothing could be clearer. Unrepentant adulterers will not spend
eternity in heaven.

So if you’re thinking about committing adultery, don’t. The cost
to everyone, especially you, is just too high. Adultery is more than physical
lust or an innocent affair and/or choosing another person
over one’s spouse. Adultery is choosing Satan over Jesus, death over
life, and hell over heaven. But God does not condemn us to that
fate. Instead, if we will follow the step-by-step instructions culled
from the Bible and offered in this book, He forgives us so we may
be saved. Of course, as with all things God asks of His children,
our obedience is rewarded far beyond what we deserve: “Then shall
the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my
Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of
the world” (Matthew 25:34).

If you’re in an adulterous relationship, end it. Now. As with all
sin, adulterers must first admit it and then quit it. Thank God we
can be forgiven, but only if we repent and make right that which we
have made wrong.

Lastly, no matter how far removed we are from the Light of the
Lord, we must never forget the life-affirming words of Jesus in Luke
15:7. “I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over on sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.”


Debbie Jean said...

Love that! You don't see many books encouraging married couples going through hard times to stick together much anymore - something I as a newly married (3 years now) woman who highly values my marriage appreciate very much!