While in college Tommy served as a youth pastor for three years in Grand Prairie, Texas. In January of 2008 he was called to be the pastor of students at Philippi Baptist Church in Union, South Carolina, where he is presently serving.
In 2009 Tommy Mann Ministries was created to spread the message of Jesus
Christ through writing. His 4 books are available at www.tommycmann.blogspot.com.
Tell us about your newest book.
Asleep in Heaven’s Nursery tells our story of losing three children to miscarriage, and the birth of our miracle daughter Reagan. We call her our miracle because one doctor thought my wife should have an abortion when she was diagnosed with a chronic degenerative kidney disease. We refused the abortion and changed doctors, and we began to see different specialists, and each of them gave us a grim outlook.
This book does more than tell a story, though; it answers the most
common questions people have after going through the agony of losing a child.
The title of the book came to me one day when I was writing in a journal. After our third miscarriage I wrote that we had another baby asleep in heaven’s nursery. Those last four words stuck with me, and when I felt like it was time to write this book, those four words kept coming back to my mind, and I knew I had my title.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Absolutely. If they have lost a child, it is not their fault. If they have had an abortion, they can be forgiven. Most importantly, their child is in heaven, and this book lets readers know how they can trust in Jesus and be reunited with their child in heaven.
What books have most influenced your life most?
The Bible, first and foremost, because it teaches me how to live. The Chronicles of Narnia got me into reading, so I have to mention those books as well.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Its hard to pick just one. I love the way Robert Frost paints pictures with his words, and Max Lucado is a gifted storyteller. I admire how Warren Wiersbe explains the Bible in his Be Series. I have tried to emulate those three in different areas in my books.
Where can people buy your book?
Asleep in Heaven’s Nursery
is available wherever books are sold, including my website www.tommymannministries.com.
Tell readers where they can connect with you online.
I always love hearing from people who have read the book or who have
had to endure child loss. There is a contact form on my website, and I am on
social media at @TommyCMann and facebook.com/tommymannministries.
Amazon purchase link for Asleep in Heaven's Nursery :