Top Ten Reasons I Wrote Trinity's Hope

Hello There!

Have you ever read a book and wondered why the author wrote it? (I mean in a good way). I have wondered and often wished I could get inside the author's head to see what led them to tell the story. Well, I have a several reasons for writing Trinity's Hope and for the next few days, I'd like to share my top ten reasons with you.

Reason #10 To leave a legacy for my daughter that gives her a foundation in Jesus Christ.

There is nothing more important to me than faith and family. I was raised in a Christian home where faith was taught and lived in front of me. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior when I was seventeen and when I was twenty four, I married a saved man. When we had children, we began raising them to be Christians as well.

Now this doesn't mean that I'm perfect or that my family doesn't have problems. We do...We most certainly do. However, when issues arise that challenge our faith, we go to the rock of our salvation. We pray and go to God's word and other believers for wisdom and help. We trust God to lead us, teach us and help us every day of our lives.

Therefore it is my hope and prayer that my children will follow the same path - learning from our example. This is of the utmost importance concerning my daughter. She is the eldest and the first to leave home for college. Not that she won't confront challenges while she's under my roof, but we all know what goes on at a college campus. I know she'll face the temptation to get involved with sex, drugs and binge drinking...things that can mess up her life.

So far, she's avoided all these vices and is on track to do great things with her life. She's a committed Christian seeking to connect with her Godly purpose in life. She's remained free from sexual involvement and she's determined to wait on God to bring her mate. She has positive Christian friends and they all support one another in their faith. My daughter is basically a good Christian girl and more than anything I want her to stay that way.

But living on a college campus, surrounded by ravenous hounds and desperate females, the temptation to fall into sexual sin is greater than ever. Aside from being out from under our watchful eye, she's in an environment where guys can sway her thinking, pressure her into lowering her standards and make foolish choices. And let's face it, if other Christian girls who got all the right messages can fall down the slippery slope of sexual sin, my daughter is not exempt.

But I don't want my daughter to forfeit her destiny in a moment of indiscretion. I don't want her to have to deal with the guilt of falling into sexual sin, the hardships of being a single parent, the pain of experiencing an abortion or the horror of living with HIV/AIDS. That's not God's best and I want her to have God's absolute best. I want her to live a life of faith, marry a Godly man and pass that legacy of faith onto their children.

And these are the messages contained within the pages of Trinity's Hope. I wrote this novel about a good Christian girl who got it right so it would be relevant for my daughter. It wasn't enough for me to talk to my daughter about saving herself until marriage. I wanted my daughter to see purity and abstinence in action. I wanted her to see another good girl just like her, who prays about her mate and asks God to give her wisdom and clarity concerning dating and relationships.

I wanted my child to have an example of a young Christian couple who meet, fall in love and maintain a romantic relationship without having sex. I wanted her to have a tool that would strengthen her faith and not lead her into temptation. And I know there are other mothers out there who feel the same way about the girls in their lives. And I realize that if we don't protect our daughters and teach them the way to go, who will?

Therefore, if you have a daughter, a granddaughter, a niece, a sister or friend who is a good girl and you want her to stay that way, she needs to read Trinity's Hope. Especially if she's about to graduate from high school. Don't let her leave for college without reading Trinity's Hope...twice!

Trinity's Hope will be available in stores in May, but you can get ahead of the rush to find the perfect graduation gift by pre-ordering your copy today. Just click on the link below and place your order today.

Trinity's Hope is inspiring, entertaining, thought-provoking & life-changing - An investment in the lives of your daughter and mine.

And this is just the first reason I wrote Trinity's Hope. Check back to see the rest.

Be Blessed and take care.

Melissa Ewell Miller


  1. Melissa,

    Your post brought me to tears as I reflected on being the "good girl" that you describe, and having grown up in the church but spending time, most of which while in college lost. But by the grace of God, I have been found, restored, and redeemed! I am so happy that your daughter is blessed to have you as her mother. You're going to bless not only your daughter, but generations of others to come. Thank you for sharing your inspiration for writing this wonderful story.

  2. Good stuff, Melissa...sounds like a worthy read!I know "Trinity's Hope" releases in May, but does it release on the first of the month? I'd like to select it for my church book club's featured read for the month of May. Let me know if it releases on the 1st (which would give the members plenty of time to purchase and read it). Additionally, I'd like for you to join us for the discussion of the book on the evening of Tuesday, May 25th, if possible. Thanks.

  3. Hi Tabitha,

    I am so happy to hear you've been moved by my story. It's my desire to help girls and I'd love it if you'd keep me in your prayers.


  4. Hi Kendra!

    Wow...What an honor! I'd love to join your book club meeting! I know Trinity's Hope is available for pre-order, but I'll check on the actual release and get back with you.

    Thanks so much for the opportunity! I really appreciate it!


  5. Melissa thank you for being so candid about why you write.

    I'm looking forward to reading your work.


  6. Hi Melissa,

    Any chance you would be interested in being a guest on my blog? I'd love to share your debut novel with my readers. :-)

  7. Thanks Linda! I look forward to sharing my novels with you.


  8. Hi Sharon,

    I would love to be a guest on your blog! Thank you so much for the opportunity!


  9. You have shared a very inspiring reason for writing in this blog. I love seeing people leave a legacy of values for their family, friends, and the generations that follow us. Thanks for sharing.

    Take care,

    B. Lynn Goodwin
    Author of You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers


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