Sharon Arpana Edwards is an Indian-born author based in Los Angeles. Her middle name is a Sanskrit word meaning she who is surrendered to God.
Since migrating from Mumbai in 1999, Sharon has edited numerous books and written three of her own. The latest, There Once Was a Man Who Suffered, is an adaptation of the biblical book of Job in limericks. Its predecessors include a collection of stories titled Pioneer Boulevard; and an award-winning 100-day devotional titled The Blessing of Melchizedek. She also has two feature-length screenplays to her name.
Sharon holds MAs in English (Pune, India) and Creative Writing (Keele, UK) and has taken graduate-level classes at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena. In the 1990s she took Bible-based courses at YWAM/University of the Nations campuses in India, the Philippines, and Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Her career includes employment at two churches, two publishing companies, a credit union, and as a proofreader at Warner Bros., Burbank.
On a more personal note, Sharon has been a follower of Jesus Christ since the age of six. Her greatest passions are prayer, worship, and Bible study. She has the gift of exhortation and enjoys helping others grow in faith.
Despite her early commitment to Christ, Sharon spent much of her adult life in a barren wilderness. She struggled to find her purpose and was depressed as a result. But the Lord is a great Redeemer! As Psalm 130:7 says, with Him is “full redemption.” Not only has He healed Sharon’s heart, but He has also called her to help others move from barrenness into their God-appointed destiny of fruitfulness.
As someone who was given the chance to live by not being aborted, as her father had wanted, Sharon views life as a sacred and precious gift. She believes that the most basic human right is the right to be born and prays for the ending of abortion.
Although her life was spared from being cut short in the womb, Sharon lives with a painful congenital condition affecting her hands. Until God heals her, whether in this life or the next, she lives by these words of Christ: “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
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