I received the title for my first book by asking God what it might be. I received an instant answer in my spirit, something that doesn’t happen often. That title was The Maker and His Bride. Almost immediately, I googled the title and up came Isaiah 54. Those verses meant something. A friend shared them with me shortly after my marriage broke up.
I often wondered what the book would be about. As I went back over my journals, I realized it was my story. For as long as I can remember, I wanted a significant other. I had romantic relationships at certain times throughout my life but I looked to those relationships to validate me as a person. After my marriage breakup, I eventually came to the place where I was okay on my own and with who I was.
I came to realize that, in a way, my book was my journey. I had another light-bulb moment one morning as I read John 4. The Maker and His Bride was essentially about a modern-day Samaritan woman. The story is fictional so it is about neither the Samaritan woman nor myself. Instead, it is loosely based on my life and hers.
I have written The Maker and His Bride though it is not published yet. I look forward to the day I hold that book in my hands and to the potential hope it will bring readers.
Jenny Harrison is an administrative professional by trade and a writer by passion. Having recently completed a Masters in Human Services Counselling from Liberty University and having overcome heartbreak in her own life, she has a desire to write with the purpose of bringing healing and hope to those who need it.