I first met Natasha Robinson at a Synergy Women’s Network conference. We have connected through Redbud Writer’s Guild and MissioAlliance. And a few times in between. As long as I don’t think about her years as a Marine Corps officer, I don’t get intimidated by all the gifts God has given her. I’m so pleased to introduce you to her just released book, Mentor for Life: Finding Purpose through Intentional Discipleship. She took some time to answer a few questions that will whet your appetite for this inspiring and practical book.
Natasha, when we first met you were talking about writing a book—but not this one. How did Mentor for Life come about?
Natasha: The process for Mentor for Life came about quite organically. I was leading a mentoring ministry in my local congregation, and it was the type of ministry I wanted to be a part of my whole adult life. I was growing in my faith, meeting new people, having interesting conversations and reading thoughtful, kingdom-focused books.
The ministry was important to me so I would frequently talk about it, and I wrote about it on my blog and in some leadership articles for Christianity Today. When I shared what our group was doing and how I was watching God change people’s lives through mentoring as intentional discipleship, I started hearing people say, “I want to be a part of something like that” or “I wish there was a ministry like that are my church.”
I was often asked for a resource or my curriculum. I realized this was a need in the church and people were sincerely asking for help, so I sat down to write this book. Continue Reading