Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Evangelist Erika Cox received Christ at the age of 11 where she attended Christ Temple Pentecostal Church until her dad, Eld. Virgil Cox, Jr, became Pastor of The Good Shepherd’s Assembly in 1979. She graduated from Central Missouri State University in 1994. In September 2009, she felt the Lord moving concerning His direction for her life. In 2012, Erika began her journey proclaiming and teaching the Word of God. She was licensed as an evangelist at her home church, Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, where Rev. Jesse Frazier is the pastor. Not only is Erika an Evangelist, she also teaches discipleship classes and serves as an usher at her church.
The Lord opened the door again for a broadcast ministry called A Firm Foundation on KCNW Christian Broadcast Radio where the Bible is studied. Her first love is the Lord and to live for and serve Him. She has written her first Christian-oriented book called, “The Armor of God: Our Weapons of Warfare.”Her desire is to glorify God in all things and to grow in her relationship with Him. She also has a passionate burden to help other Christians grow in the Lord so that they do not remain stagnant or be misled by false doctrines and teachings (2 Peter 3:18), and to see unbelievers come to a saving relationship with Christ (Mark 16:15).
She has written two books. One is a Christian non-fiction book called The Armor of God: Our Weapons of Warfare and a work at home book called Stop Searching and Start Applying. It details a list of legitimate work at home jobs she has gathered over her ten-plus years of working from home.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Armor of God: Our Weapons of Warfare. What inspired me to write this book was to encourage other believers in Christ to look to God when going through difficult battles. It's based on my own spiritual warfare experience that really turned my life around for God. I also wrote it to explain what we are to do based on biblical principles when trying to overcome and defeat the Devil's attacks.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Wow! There's a long list of ministers/theologians I read and listen to that have influenced me. That would include A.W Tozer, Martyn Lloyd Jones, Adrian Rogers, John MacArthur, David Jeremiah, Erwin Lutzer, just to name a few. Those are the more current ones.
What are you working on now?
Well, I'm trying to work harder on promoting and marketing The Armor of God first. I've been sort of sitting on it, and I need to do better.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Right now, Fiverr.com
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Marketing is much harder and takes more time than writing.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
You need to get your book out there.
What are you reading now?
I always read the Bible. It's my inspiration to write more Christian-related books. But I read various books from ministers. I also occasionally read the complete works of Josephus.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Really, I'm not sure. I hope to start writing a second Christian-related book. It will be a non-fiction book – that's my focus. I have many ideas for books, I just need to sit down and start writing them. Right now I'm focused more on starting a monthly Christian conference.
What is your favorite book of all time?
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