Hello! My name is Kristen Harper. I feel so loved as a Christian, a wife, a mom, a Sunday School teacher, a home school administrator, and now an author. I sat down to write my first 50,000-word book of fiction, Elephant in the Room, in November 2015 during National Novel Writing Month, and I enjoyed the discipline and creative process immensely. I chose to write about gluttony after studying the Bible and discipling others on this challenging issue. I believe that God’s Holy Word sufficiently addresses every issue of life, including gluttony, and offers victory over sin. This novel also provided an opportunity to present the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ to readers.
If people who struggle with bad eating habits read my book, “Elephant in the Room,” they will find hope and wisdom from the Bible to change their unhealthy attitude about food, to take practical steps to defeat gluttony, and to find love and satisfaction through God’s gift of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ.
In addition to writing this novel, I want to make available other helpful material to encourage you to study and apply God’s Word to your life. A set of Book Club Discussion Questions will be included in the back of the printed copies of Elephant in the Room. If you have the e-book, you can download the Book Club Discussion Questions here. Soon, I will be posting a personal Bible study, with 26 questions – one for each chapter of the book – to help you study what the Bible says about food and eating for yourself.
I will share information about my future books, other Bible studies, and encouragement about reading and writing Christian fiction that presents the gospel and displays godly living in entertaining ways. I also look forward to sharing insights about another related passion of mine, teaching Sunday School! If you are a Sunday School teacher, or are considering this wonderful ministry, please check out my Sunday School Teacher Bible Study online.
I live in Southern California with my husband Ross and two teenage daughters. Ross is a professional musician, playing steel drums for local events, occasional movies and CDs. He has produced outstanding Bible music for children available on his website 2GBGmusic.com. Our daughters, Rachel and Anna, are homeschooling through high school, and have contributed their photography to this website. Our family attends and serves at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California.