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Experiences of Introverted Author reflected in new non-fiction book
Author Louis N. Jones always knew that he was different from many people he encountered. He was labeled as “quiet” since he was a kid growing up in Washington, D.C. It was a tag that was all but complimentary. But as much as he tried, he could never bring himself to be the life of the party or the most ostentatious person in the room. Often, if people were talking, he would be the last one to say anything, and then only if asked. In that instance, his words were usually brief and direct, with little elaboration.
The pressure to break free from this “quiet” existence was constantly upon him, even in the church. The church is by-and-large an extroverted institution. Many Scriptures in the Bible are interpreted from an extroverted point of view, such that the introvert feels as if his life is unscriptural and displeasing to God.
CHRISTIAN MENTORING AND YOUTH VIOLENCE SUBJECT OF NEW FILM-LENGTH VIDEO
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, homicide is the second leading cause of death among youth aged 10–24 years in the United States. Violence is also a major cause of nonfatal injuries among youth. In 2009, a total of 650,843 young people aged 10–24 years were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal injuries sustained from assaults. No state is immune to the devastating impact of youth violence.
Though the incidences of youth violence are decreasing in the United States, violent incidents committed by youth and in which youth are victims remains high, especially in urban areas. Since the evangelical church in the United States is largely a relationship-based entity, it can be very effective in reaching out to youth affected by violence and building positive relationships that can help guide youth behavior.
NEW CHRISTIAN NOVEL INSPIRED BY THE PEOPLE OF HAITI
About three years ago, author Louis N. Jones read an article about the struggles of the people of the Republic of Haiti. Descriptions of the country as one of the poorest in the Western Hemisphere prompted Jones to learn more about Haiti and the struggles of its people. He watched documentaries on Haiti, talked to Haitian immigrants, and read history books to better understand how this country’s past related to its present. His findings inspired him to write a novel focusing on a Haitian citizen and her struggle to break free from her oppressive existence. He started writing the novel, The Colors Will Change in October 2009.