Exclusive Author Interview: T. DeMarco Harris

Men of God, our families, our churches, and our nation desperately need you to step up to the challenges we face today and lead as God has designed you to do. “Last Men Standing” provides the scriptural basis for strong and loving leadership and asks men to hear God’s call and follow Him—boldly and with compassion and care. Packed with Scripture, wisdom, and practical advice, this book shows you how to walk closely with God so that everything else in your life, including your leadership responsibilities, will fall into place.

Q. What was your hardest scene to write?

Just getting started again was the challenge. I wrote my first book in 2005. It took ten years to write this one.

Q. Do you Google yourself?

All the time

Q. Does your family support your career as a writer?

Yes, my wife is both my biggest supporter and critic.

Q. Have you read anything that made you think differently about Self-Help?

Not really. My work focuses on God’s help.

Q. What period of your life do you find you write about most often? (child, teenager, young adult).

My book is intended to meet the spiritual needs of men. 

Q. Last men standing is more likely an inspirational book. What makes you decide to compose such a book that will inspire men to lead?

I teach men’s Bible study classes and there was a limited number of material available. So, I decided to write my own book. I knew what the men were going through, so, my focus was on addresses their issues.

Q. Speaking of Leadership. How hard it was for you to become a truly leader?

 I am a retired Army Master Sergeant. I learned early in my career what it took to become a true leader. And as it was not so much difficult as it was a challenge. However, I learned how to believe in myself and utilize the strength God provided.

Q. Does anyone has a potential to become a leader? I want to know your opinion.

Unfortunately, everyone does not have the capability to be a leader. It takes a certain caliber. One who is willing to pursue leadership with passion and commitment. Not everyone has the intestinal fortitude to become a true leader.

Q. Does manipulation is also considered as leading? What is your view in that?

If I have to use manipulation as a principle or element of leadership then I have failed as a leader. A true leader is one who has the ability to lead in a manner that others are not only willing to follow but will complete the mission even if I was unable to carry on with the mission.

Q. What was your life about, when you were naive about leading?

In my youth, I was a member of a local gang following after the wrong people. At the time I could not see the leadership potential that I possessed until members of my church redirect my focus to God, and the rest is, as they say, history.

Q. If you have a message for the future leader. What would it be?

Be true to yourself

Know your limitation

And be in a position to learn

Q. One last thing. Does leadership come naturally, or it needs mentors to guide?

For me it took a mentor to bring out what was naturally part of my DNA.

The Last Men Standing is available via Amazon.