Three questions for the author of Help Me God, I'm a Parent and Confessions of a Domestic Failure
Congrats on publishing Help Me, God, I’m a Parent: Honest Prayers for Hectic Days and Endless Nights. Why did you write it?
Prayer is how I get through each day as a parent – as a human, really. I became a believer about five years ago and before that didn’t know how God helps us in everyday life. I wrote this book to encourage moms and dads to turn to God when they need wisdom or can’t find the patience.
One of your previous books was a novel. Why write in these different genres?
Confessions of a Domestic Failure is fiction about a first-time mom trying to find her way. I wanted to help other moms playing with their newborns on the floor at 2 p.m. know they’re doing great no matter how insecure they feel.
After becoming a believer I felt God leading me to write about what He’s doing in my life. Sometimes I tell Him, "I’m not qualified to write this. Pick someone who has known you longer." But He keeps telling me to just be faithful and true.
How does being a Christian relate to being a writer?
It means I’m careful to ensure my work is a product of the fruits of the Spirit and reflective of His love. My writer inspirations are C. S. Lewis and Tessa Afshar. I’m not a theologian or pastor, just someone grateful for Jesus finding me in the darkness and bringing me into a love I didn’t know existed.
Bunmi Laditan (www.BunmiLaditan.com) is a bestselling author and humorous mom blogger from California who lives in Quebec. Her new book is published by Zondervan.