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WILMINGTON, NC, April 30, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Though it need not be said again, mass shootings in the US are at an all-time high. It has affected thousands of families nationwide. The headlines, day after day, scream at us about "Another mass shooting." Joe Biden called this an "epidemic" and "an international embarrassment."
While legislation mental health initiatives can mitigate the problem somewhat, we must look deeper at the root cause of gun violence. That root cause, regardless of how we frame it or attempt to sugar-coat it, is hatred. We can try to lessen the effect of that word by creating categories or well-crafted labels, but in the end, it is hatred in some form. Donna Louis, award-winning author of a number of inspirational Christian books recently had this to say:
"What is the greatest thing of all? Love. It is an insatiable craving. Flowers, romance novels, The Hallmark Channel, teddy bears, etc. The Bible says love is the greatest of all things. 'And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." – 1 Corinthians 13:13.
"There is a Greek word 'Agape' listed in the Bible and Agape means the fatherly love of God for humans, as well as the human reciprocal love for God. In Scripture, the transcendent agape love is the highest form of love - (BritannicaEncyclopedia.com). The Bible says that we are to be Godlike. The Bible describes it this way, 'Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.' – Ephesians 5:1-2. Then there is the greatest known Bible verse ever, 'For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.' – John 3:16.
"Then why is it so hard for us to show love? Basketball is a great sport. Sometimes you can have great defensive games and other times you can have awesome offensive games. The highest ever scoring game was between the Detroit Pistons and the Denver Nuggets back on December 13, 1983 where the final score was 186 – 184 with the Pistons defeating the Nuggets. It is an absolute atrocity to know that mass shootings in 2021 can possibly surpass these numbers. There were 35 mass shootings in January 2021 with 23 people that were killed and 145 wounded. In February 2021 there were 43 mass shootings with 49 people killed and 152 wounded. In March 2021 there were 48 mass shootings with 70 people killed and 188 wounded - (wikipedia.com). We are still in April 2021, so final figures have not been calculated yet. When does it end?
"The Bible says, 'Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.' – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. If God could give his son Jesus for all of us, why can't we give of ourselves for our fellow mankind? Stop the hate and start spreading love!"
In her latest book, 'Thriving In Every Season Of Life With God', Louis presents the idea that we experience "seasons" in life, in much the same way as nature experiences seasons, with periods of both growth and decline. When we understand that, we come to see that a period of decline is not something permanent, but instead merely foreshadows a period of growth. The book, somewhat similar to the books found in 'Chicken Soup For The Soul' collections, is highly motivational and packed with powerful and engaging stories that give the reader examples of illuminating situations drawn from the lives of both Biblical-era and modern day people
Louis is also the author of 'Book of Proverbs, Wisdom vs. Wilderness', which delves deeply into the timeless human quest for wisdom. As all Christians know, the primary purpose of the Biblical Book of Proverbs is to teach wisdom. The Book of Proverbs provides intellectual depth, insights and exceptional wisdom on how to live a meaningful, joyful and tranquil life by honoring and respecting God as omnipotent.
'Book Of Proverbs' discusses all chapters in Proverbs 1-31 and brings insight, clarity, and basic meaning to several verses in each chapter. It clarifies why wisdom is not only essential, but mandatory in life, if one hopes to live a blessed life, versus living destitute, empty, or feeling lost or hopeless.
Donna Louis' first book, 'Miracles of Direction, Miracles of Conquest, Miracles of Provision and Miracles of Purpose' helps readers explore miracles both past and present. The book explores biblical miracles that took place while Jesus was here on earth. She then references with miracles that take place on a daily basis in the modern world. She separates these miracles into four categories and presents insightful examples of each type, taken directly from the Bible.
Louis knows her subject well, as she has personally experienced four miracles. As the result of those life-altering experiences, she began an in-depth study of some of Christianity's most well-documented miracles. In her book, she attempts to expand upon and explain both the purpose and the direction of those miracles.
Louis has won a number of industry awards. She was chosen as the winner in the 2018 Top Female Author Awards in the Religion/Philosophy/Spiritual category. Louis was chosen from an international field of contestants by a panel of judges. She was also a winner in the 2018 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading Awards.
Louis' recent wins follow three awards in the 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading Awards contest (2015, 2016 and 2017), and two nominations in the Top Female Authors Awards.
'Miracles' has received rave reviews from readers. One review called it "amazing, uplifting and inspirational". Another stated, "I was profoundly impressed by the writing."
Several of Donna Louis' recent interviews will be featured a number of times this week on The Authors Show at http://www.theauthorsshow.com.
Donna Louis is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at [email protected]. More information is available at her website. Both books are available at Payhip at http://bit.ly/1jFX4qs, at Barnes and Noble at http://bit.ly/2LECI1h, at Xulon press at http://bit.ly/2P4ezU5 and at Amazon at https://amzn.to/38wW82l. More information is available at her website at http://www.miraclebook.net.
About Donna Louis:
Donna Louis is happily married to her husband of 36 years Patrick Louis and currently resides in Florida. She lives to accomplish the task that God created her for and on a daily basis to follow Proverbs 3:5-6. "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
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