HopeFULL Author Interview & Giveaway!

About the Book

Book: HopeFULL: Your 30-Day Devotional to Discover Biblical Hope

Authors: Marta E Greenman and Maureen H Maldonado

Genre: Devotional

Release date: November 27, 2023

God can turn despair into hope even in a world that seems to be falling apart. He instilled hope in David, Esther, the Children of Israel, Paul, and the twelve apostles, and He can instill hope inside you. God is the giver of hope; we just need to find His prescription for hope in His Word. This 30-Day Devotional gives an in-depth look at Scripture and Biblical Hope. Join us today. 


• From various Biblical figures, how hope can be found in a turbulent world.

• The different Hebrew and Greek meanings of hope in Scripture.

• How to apply God’s strategies for living a HopeFULL life.

Read Old Testament and New Testament accounts of Biblical hope along with personal stories of how God has worked in the lives of His children around the world. Thoughtful reflection question provides a jumping off point for personal or group study.


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About the Authors

Marta E Greenman – Marta left corporate America in 1998 to become a staff missionary with a church planting organization known today as e3Partners where she led American churches in planting new ones with international church partners. During this period, Marta spent much of her time in the field on evangelism and discipleship traveling to Columbia, Mexico, Moldova, Peru, Romania, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe. She also had the privilege of leading women’s conferences in biblical training.

Marta began teaching Inductive Bible Study at her home church in 1997 where she taught faithfully for fifteen years. Debbie Stuart, a Women’s Ministry Director, said, “Marta Greenman is a master teacher weaving biblical principles, personal stories and clear application with every lesson. She walks in Truth and loves the Word and has dedicated her life to teaching that Truth to women.”

After seven years on the mission field in Romania, Marta began to write Bible study curriculum. Her first study, Bound To Be Free, was published in 2011. May 2011, Marta founded Words of Grace & Truth, a ministry devoted to teaching God’s Word to the nations and teaching others to do the same, through the curriculum God birthed through her teaching ministry. Since then, Leaders, Nations and God and ACTs420NOW have been published. Today she continues to write a series of twelve 30-day devotionals with co-author Maureen H. Maldonado. Their first is entitled FearLESS: God is calling you to be fearless and to FearLESS, second LoveMORE: Your 30-Day Devotional to learn to love like Jesus, third is HopeFULL: Your 30-Day Devotional to Discover Biblical Hope.

Marta’s added GraceAndTruthRadio.World (GTRW), a global radio outreach to the world with God’s message of grace and truth. You can hear her show, Under God with co-host Maureen Maldonado, on GTRW, Monday’s at 3:00pm CST. The passion of her ministry, regardless of the nation she may be in, is teaching God’s Word and equipping others to teach. She is a gifted teacher, speaker and expositor of God’s Word.

Maureen H. Maldonado – Maureen is the second of seven children. Growing up in a home where worldly wealth was a foreign concept, she always felt treasured by her parents and knew she was rich in love. Maureen married young and raised two amazing daughters. Her grandchildren are a blessing beyond anything she could imagine. Recently, she was able to add two granddaughters-in-love who add joy to the mix; and the best yet, God has blessed her with a great-granddaughter!

Maureen has a master’s degree in education from California State University and spent her career as a teacher, vice-principal, and principal in elementary education. Maureen never planned to leave California or the education system, but God had other plans.

After Maureen’s husband was transferred to Arizona in 2006, then to Texas in 2011, she spent several years teaching ‘Just Moved,’ a Christian-based ministry program developed by Susan Miller for women moving homes because of life changes (https://justmoved.org). God used her teaching education and experience as a training ground to begin preparing for Him.

Involved in Bible studies in California, Arizona, and Texas, Maureen grew exponentially in her faith and love of God and His Word. The culmination of these experiences led her to co-host the radio program ‘Under God’ on GraceAndTruthRadio.World, where God’s Word is taught to the nations.

Today, Maureen is using her new-to-her method of studying the Bible and her long-applied teaching methods to teach the next generation of believers. Her prayer is for others to gain as much insight into God’s transformational Word as she has received. She describes it as “opening the shades and letting in all the sunlight on a gloomy day.” Maureen feels honored and humbled to be a part of Words of Grace & Truth and asks others to join in prayer for this needed ministry, the church, our country, and our world. LoveMORE is the second devotional Maureen has co-authored with Marta. Their first devotional was FearLESS: God is calling you to be fearless and to fear less.

Maureen and her husband, Raymond, reside in Texas, where they have transplanted almost their entire family from California.

More from Marta and Maureen

HopeFULL is the third in a series of twelve 30-Day devotionals covering various topics. With titles like FearLESS, LoveMORE and HopeFULL you will discover what God’s Word has to say on each topic. Each book has 4 components, First, 30 Devotionals on the chosen subject. Second, Reflection questions. Third, each book delves into the original language of Hebrew and Greek to help discover what God is trying to communicate to us. Finally, each book has stories, to help illustrate how God still works today.

Author Interview

  • What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your book?

The Bible is full of stories of hope as well as modern-day hopeful true-life stories.

  • Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

We are always excited to hear from our readers. Below is one we recently received.

Dive into a journey of rediscovery with HopeFULL, the third installment in a captivating series of devotionals aimed at unraveling the mysteries of Biblical truths. In a world often overshadowed by despair, this devotional serves as a beacon of light, offering solace and rejuvenating hope through daily reflections on Scripture. What sets this devotional apart is its meticulously crafted structure, providing readers with a comprehensive exploration of Biblical hope over 30 days. Each day unveils a new facet of hope, accompanied by insightful reflection questions, author anecdotes, and enriching Hebrew and Greek word studies. With its clear and engaging format, HopeFULL is a timely reminder of the enduring power of hope found within the pages of the Bible. Whether you’re a seasoned believer or new to the faith, this devotional promises to inspire and uplift with its profound insights and unwavering message of hope. (Andrea B)

  • How do you overcome writer’s block? Do you have any advice for others in finding their process to overcome it?

Maureen – I go straight to God’s Word and begin reading, researching, and praying for guidance.

Marta – I never like this question because my answer is I don’t really ever have writers block but know as soon as I say that I will get it. I think if I were writing fiction or even non-Biblical fiction I might have a different story but since everything I write is a product of studying and meditating on God’s Word it flows from there.


  • Do you read the genre you write? Why or why not?

Yes, we couldn’t do what we do without immersing ourselves in God’s Word.

  • How did you come up with the title for your book?

This is the third in a series of twelve 30-Day Devotionals. Our first one FearLESS was placed in my (Marta) heart over ten years ago and could never find the right writing partner until Maureen came along. The rest flowed from the first devotional.

  • What’s your favorite writing snack, drink, and/or music?

Maureen – snack: depends on the day anything from trail mix to cheezits, drink: – water or ice tea, music: graceandtruthradio.world

Marta – snack: from trail mix to blueberry goat cheese, drink: I’m a water gal, music: is loud Christian music on graceandtruthradio.world

  • What is the most valuable piece of advice you’ve been given about writing?

Maureen – Never doubt the message God has placed inside you.

Marta – writers…write. Don’t stop.

  • Do you participate in writing challenges on social media? Why or why not?

Maureen – no

Marta – no. I think if I wrote fiction I probably would.

  • How did publishing your first book change your writing process?

Maureen – it inspired me to keep going

Marta – It gave me the tools to understand the next steps for every book.

  • Is your writing space pristine or organized chaos?

Maureen – Marta says pristine for me but I say organized but not chaos.

Marta – organized chaos

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To celebrate their tour, Marta and Maureen are giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.