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Self-Published Author Spotlight: Dr. Joseph L. Williams

May 18, 2021 (Last Updated June 14, 2021)

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What is the title of your book?

The Journey: Principles of Total Life Transformation 40 Day Devotional


What is your book about?

Drawing from biblical truths, the insights of science and medicine and his personal experience of transformation, Dr. Joseph L. Williams uncovers myths of health and wellness and exposes the connections between physical wholeness. All of the aforementioned things are presented in the form of a 40-day devotional with scriptures, lessons, daily challenges and places for the participant to journal.


About the Author:

Dr. Joseph L. Williams is the senior pastor of Salem Bible Church in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to his pastorate, he is a certified nutritionist and holistic practitioner. Dr. Williams used his knowledge of nutrition to lose 110 lbs. After his weight loss success, he applied his experience and formulated a 40-day holistic process to help others. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have partnered with his effort to help more than 3,000 participants achieve weight loss, emotional detoxification and spiritual recalibration. His program The Journey™ has been shared nationally in worship services, conferences, seminars and workshops.

What inspires you to write?

I wanted a document that participants in the Journey could use for journaling purposes.


How often do you write?

Whenever there is a need. This is my 4th book


How long have you been writing?

10 years


What, according to you, is the hardest thing about writing?

Properly researching the topic and writing something that is not on the market or overly written; something that is unique and different.


Any tips you would like to share to overcome writer’s block?

Read things that are outside of what you know. It will encourage constant inspiration.


Describe your writing process. Do you have a routine?

I write as I feel. I try to write in a short period of time (1-2 months).


Do you read much, and if so, who are your favorite authors?

Yes. Gary Zukav, Earnest Hemmingway, HG Wells, John Allen.


What is the most important thing about a book in your opinion?

Its ability to provide insight on a truth that has not been given.


Any advice you would like to give to aspiring writers or authors looking to self-publish?

Write books that address a unique problem of those whom you know, work with or speak to. Attempt to be different and not merely restate what has already been explored.


What is the most rewarding thing about printing your book?

Knowing it is of value to the reader.


You can order The Journey: Principles of Total Life Transformation 40 Day Devotional on Amazon!



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