Thursday, October 31, 2019

"What's Next" by Daniel Ryan Day -- Author Interview, Blog Tour, and Giveaway

 About the Book

Book: What’s Next
Author: Daniel Ryan Day
Genre: Non-fiction/Christian living/calling & vocation
Release Date: April, 2019
What's NextWhen your future is filled with more questions than answers and you’re asking for clear-cut direction from the Almighty,
Whether you’re looking for your first job, the next step in your education, or a new career path,
What’s Next points you to Scripture where you’ll find assurance. No, you have not somehow missed the divine call on your life. And yes, you can embrace the freedom to confidently

Click here to get your copy.

Author Interview
1. Who would you say inspired you the most in your life?
I have a mentor named Robert. His contagious joy and faithful walk with Jesus is an
inspiration to me. I wish everyone could have a mentor like that!

2. Do you have a special writing area?
I used to have a “study” where I wrote my previous two books. It’s nice to have a writing “rhythm”—a room and a series of ritualistic habits that let your mind and body know “it’s writing time!” My books have been written in small chunks and early in the morning before work. I would get up. Eat. Enter the study. Pray. Start writing. When it came time to leave for work, I left. The next day, I repeated the steps with one extra step. After prayer, I would read the previous day’s work.

3. What kind of research do you do?
I think the type of research changes with each topic. “What’s Next” explores the ideas of God’s “calling” and “will” for our lives. Knowing how our culture misuses those two words made me feel the need to spend a lot of time exploring how the Bible uses those words. As a result, I spent more time in Koine Greek than a normal project would require. It is important, with any topic and research, to make sure the research is relevant—that it hits real life. It needs to be embedded in real stories of real people.

4. Do you have any writing quirks?
The only writing quirk I know of is that I don’t like to write! I like having written. I love the feeling of accomplishment from hitting “send” on an email with a finished manuscript, but I don’t like waking up with an unfinished manuscript and having to work on it.

5. Do you read much? 
Yes! I try to read at least 1 book per month. Currently, I’m on the third book in C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy. What a fascinating series of books.

About the Author

Portrait of Daniel Day specifically made as author photo for promotional purposes

Daniel Ryan Day is cohost of the nationally syndicated radio program Discover the Word, the author of Ten Days Without, and a speaker. He holds a master’s degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and is married to his high school sweetheart, Rebecca. Their family of five lives in North Carolina where Daniel works as a businessman.

More from Daniel

Searching for your next step in life can be exciting yet overwhelming, intriguing yet stressful, adventurous yet painful. “What’s next?” is a question everyone asks and struggles with at some point in his or her life, and many people end up asking this question multiple times. I have a friend who’s 18 and trying to figure out if he should go to college or not. I have another friend who’s 21 and can’t decide what major to choose. I work with some people who are graduating from college and are taking their first step toward a career. I just got off the phone with someone I deeply care about who’s trying to keep his dream afloat while also paying the bills. All of these men and women are asking “What’s next?” All are searching for answers.
For some of us, “What’s next?” is a question of dreams— What could the future look like if I did this or that? There’s an excitement that comes with thinking about all the possibilities and potential. For others, the question is stressful, and the answer may require a major transition, like moving away from family or changing jobs. Thinking about the future carries with it equal parts of angst and anticipation. “What’s next” always ventures into the unknown. If you’re asking “What’s next?”— join the club! You’re not alone.
What’s Next: Your Dream Job, God’s Call and A Life That Sets You Free is a book is for dreamers and practicalists (no, this is not a real word, but it should be). It’s for those who are excited about transition, and those who dread it. It’s a book about the hope and freedom that comes with asking God what He wants for your life, and then hearing His voice through the pages of Scripture as He directs your steps.

Blog Stops

Mary Hake, October 20
For the Love of Literature, October 21 (Author Interview)
CarpeDiem, October 24
My Devotional Thoughts, October 25 (Author Interview)
Texas Book-aholic, October 26
janicesbookreviews, October 27
A Reader’s Brain, October 29
Blossoms and Blessings, October 31 (Author Interview)


To celebrate his tour, Daniel is giving away the grand prize of a copy of the book and a $25 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


Rita Wray said...

Sounds great

Debbie P said...

This sounds like an amazing book.

Melissa W said...

It's always interesting to hear from the author!

Dianna said...

I've never heard of C.S. Lewis's Space trilogy. Will have to look into that one!

James Robert said...

Your book sounds great and I'm glad I got to learn about it. Thank you!

Bea LaRocca said...

Thank you for sharing your interview and book details. It sounds like a helpful read.

Caryl Kane said...

Thank you for sharing this great resource.