Today, please welcome Kirk Walker to I & R. Kirk is the author of “God’s Voice Through A Nurse,” his freshman book. He is an Admissions Nurse, at Community Hospice of N.E. Florida, a Certified Christian Life Coach and a graduate of the University of Arkansas Tech Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Nursing. He also attended Philander Smith College. Kirk also loves teaching and was nominated as one of the outstanding instructors at Virginia College while working as an adjunct Professor. Kirk enjoys helping others in any way that will glorify the Kingdom of God. Today he is talking to us about his latest book God's Voice Through a Nurse.
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing since middle school, beginning with poetry for English class and essays for History class. My most memorable essay was as an adult in college in which I wrote a 5 page report and receive a B+ after reading only the title of the book.
What is the hardest thing about writing for you?
Making myself stop, sit down and getting started. Once I’ve gotten started unless distracted I can write for hours. Like my book “GOD’s Voice through a Nurse” only took 5 days to complete.
What is the central theme for the book?
The central theme is that no-matter what I’ve done or where I’ve gone in life our Heavenly Father has always been there not just to be with me, but more importantly to rescue and forgive me.
What inspired you to write this book?
My journey began in April 2015 as usual about 02:30 while I lay on our couch. An audible voice called out and informed me I was going to write a book but that was all. I pounder a couple of weeks thinking I don’t have anything worth writing about. After that I got a spiral bound tablet and got started. Lol Yeah right, I wrote two sentences and that was it for over two years. About two years later March 2017 again I was told I would write a book and I agreed. For about month I pounder the name and what to write, and again about 02:30 while lying on the couch I was given the name “God’s Voice Through a Nurse”. Got it. September 2017 I did as I promised. I spent the week Mon.-Fri. from 09:00-3:00pm after getting our two youngest to and from school, opening my note book, writing whatever came to me each day, and closed each after. This went on until the last stroke went on paper Friday afternoon. Closed it and called it quits.
Is there a message in the book that you want readers to grasp?
I would love for my readers to learn that no-matter how their beginning starts, nor what obstacles and challenges they may face during their life, always remember to seek our Heavenly Father, almighty “GOD” first in everything and then have Faith that however
he chooses to guide them through their journey that is will always be: “Romans 8:28 and we know that all things work together for them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose”.
Do you have any other books in the works?
I am currently working on several new books with the goal of reaching those whose lives have been focused on doing good deeds with the hopes of working their way into Heaven, as well as those spending their adults lives struggling to survive, and never knowing the love or mercies of our Heavenly Father.
How were you saved?
I was brought up in the church and every time the doors opened we were there, but it wasn’t until I was 15 years old before I finally dedicated myself to “GOD” and asked “Jesus Christ” to be Lord and Savior over my life for always.
What is your favorite scripture in the Bible?
Psalm 23 was my mother’s saving grace and she taught it me before I learned my ABCs and I have kept it in my heart, and no-matter what trials I face, after saying this bible verse all of my problems have always disappeared.
Thank you for sharing with us!
God’s Voice Through A Nurse is not a typical book about a nurse. It takes us on a journey from the early childhood of author Kirk Walker, Sr.’s life, and family in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on the banks of the Arkansas River. The story depicts the struggle of a man under the opposing influences of good and evil, which we have all felt, which we have all known. The book portrays strong family roots in God and the positive role his grandmother played in guiding his life through her spirit from a tumultuous childhood all the way through his adult stages to hearing God’s voice, and his decision to become a nurse. The author leads us behind the curtain of silence that often hang between his patients who rely on the health care system and his ability to hear the voice of God to become one of the chosen nurses who form the backbone of that system, and who patients have entrusted with his intimate care. It lets us hear why the author, Kirk Walker, Sr., does what he does today and it allows him as a male nurse to show us, in his own words, what has mattered most to him in his professional career and his life as a man of God. The self-portrait in God’s Voice Through A Nurse helps us see more clearly the kinds of challenges the author has faced spiritually as a nurse on a routine basis, and offer a rare glimpse into his commitment to God and the profession he has been anointed to care and to service.