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I'm Sonya Contreras. Author of Biblical Fiction. Married to my best friend. Challenged by eight sons’ growing pains. Enjoying the moment. Writing about my family, reading and life. Desiring you to Pause, Read, Think.

Childhood with five sisters could never prepare me for the future God had for me. Graduating from Cedarville University with a major in comprehensive science education failed to fully equip me for my future. Teaching two years in Christian schools only showed me how much I needed to know. 

While attending Institute for Creation Research Graduate Program, I married my husband of 26 years. Whatever training I received had to be enough for the eight boys that God gave to us.  

No amount of sisterly interaction prepared me for a boy’s mind searching for adventure. No degree of college could help me stay one step ahead of the creativity and ingenuity of a boy on a mission. But all that training established my roots deeply on the Bible and enabled my searching heart to keep their wanderings grounded in truth, love and God’s Word. 

God meshed the background of opposites to teach me greater dependence upon Him Who is worthy and Who can bear the load. The years of growing a family have enabled me to share God’s lessons through Christmas letters, chronicling our lives and demonstrating His faithfulness over the years. The dependence upon Him for my son’s growing pains never ends, especially with most of them still at home. But nor can I ever feel that I have arrived with the knowledge of what is needed. My dependence deepens the longer I live. 

God’s faithfulness continues as He holds my hand and leads me into another step of the journey, that of writing of His faithfulness, not just in my family’s life, but of deliverance of His People from slavery, calling them by name, and bringing them into a Land He promised.  My writings demonstrate God’s heart as Friend. This is why I write. This is what I share. 

Isabel Allende said, “Write what should not be forgotten.” God’s forgiveness, His faithfulness, His deliverance, His friendship cannot be forgotten. Pause. Read. Think. For in so doing, you, too, can remember what God has done.


Author of Biblical fiction, married to my best friend, and challenged by eight sons’ growing pains as I write about what matters.

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