3 Questions Wednesday with Jessie Mattis

Welcome to 3 Questions Wednesday, Jessie Mattis. Jessie is an award-winning writer from Indiana. We’re excited to have her as our guest.

Who is your favorite author?

Jessie:  There are many great authors to choose from, of course, but I would have to say my favorite author is Francine Rivers. Her writing always keeps me coming back for more, whether it’s to snag a new release or reread an old favorite. Rivers has a way of unfolding bits and pieces of the story in an unexpected way as she goes, keeping you on your toes to the very end.

You’ve been chosen to write a biography about your favorite historical person. Who would that be?

Jessie:  This may sound a bit too churchy, but if I were to choose a historical person to write a biography about, it would be the Apostle Paul. While there are many inspiring individuals in our rich history, I always come back to Paul when I need a dose of inspiration. Often Christians think once they follow Jesus, their lives will turn easy. Paul shows us quite the opposite, but also demonstrates how to have unwavering faith in God’s provision and goodness, even when life is hard.

If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?

Jessie:  If I had the option to spend the day with one of my characters, I would have to choose Miss Kate. Though in the book you only see her in the role of Kids’ Church teacher, she also runs her own bakery and has a sense of humor. I think we would get along well, spending the day making up new bakery creations, laughing, and discussing life together!

Good answers, Jessie. Thanks for giving our readers the opportunity to meet you. Readers, if you’d like a chance to win a copy of her book,  Power Up, leave her a comment below. Keep reading for information about the book. Don’t forget to leave a comment or ask Jessie a question!


Power Up

Eleven-year-old Lexi has learned all there is to know about God … or so she thinks until Miss Kate arrives and shakes up Kids’ Church with her new ideas. As if it’s not enough that Lexi has to get her history grade up or miss out on the class trip with her friends, her new relationship with the Holy Spirit is suddenly put to the test when a family crisis strikes. Can Lexi trust that God is good in the middle of all this pressure?

Available at Amazon or Barnes and Noble


Jessie Mattis is a Jesus-loving wife, homeschooling mom, and award-winning writer. She currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana with her husband and fellow author, Chip Mattis, and their three amazing kids.

Connect with Jessie at www.jessiemattis.com, on Instagram, or Twitter (@JessieMattis)

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13 thoughts on “3 Questions Wednesday with Jessie Mattis

    • Great question, Damon! Most recently, to sharpen myself spiritually, I read and loved LIVE LIKE JESUS by Putty Putman. Even as a long time Christian, I learned a ton!
      To relax, I love reading Francine Rivers, DiAnn Mills, and Eva Marie Everson. Oh, and Pride and Prejudice is one of my all-time favorites! 🙂

  1. I highly recommend this book! I read it, and was encouraged in my faith. There are lots of choices out there for our kids to read, why not have them read something that will leave a positive impact. Power Up is a great way to introduce the Holy Spirit to kids and adults too. Get this book for the kids in your life. It will plants seeds of faith for the non-believer and encourage the believer.

  2. I enjoy the idea of a Three Questions Wednesday post for author interviews! My daughter would enjoy reading this book. Since I love to read YA myself, it would be a treat for both of us!

  3. Hi Jessie – love your book!! Just curious – do you have a favorite quote, lesson, or ‘power thought’ taken from the life of Paul that helps you when life gets hard?

    • Thanks, Beach!
      I love how Paul is constantly getting beat down but always gets back up and keeps moving forward. His passion for spreading the truth about Jesus inspiring, to say the least, and it’s a great reminder for me to stay focused on the things that truly matter. 💖😊

  4. Love your book, Jessie! I’m curious – Do you have any go-to quotes, lessons, or ‘power thoughts’ that you lean on when things get difficult based on what you’ve learned about Paul? Thanks for always being so encouraging, by the way!

    • Thanks, SJ! And I happen to know you are also “Beach” but your comment didn’t appear to work the first time.😉 So thank you for trying again!! I SO appreciate your support! (And also, see above for my answer.)💖

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