Interview with Christopher Coopersmith, author of 'Hebrews: Christ Never Leaves Us'

 May 15, 2024

I was privileged to invite Christopher Coopersmith for an interview to discuss his latest book Hebrews: Christ Never Leaves Us. Enjoy!

What's your book about, and what inspired you to write it?
The book was written to uncover new truths and receive insights from the Holy Spirit during your study of scripture. It is important to note the book of Hebrews was written toward first century Jews who recently converted to Christianity. Due to the persecution and stigma facing Christianity, accepting Jesus came at a huge personal cost. This epistle was written towards readers who understood Old Covenant law and had to adopt to accepting Jesus’ supremacy.

Since the book was originally written for new Messianic believers in Christ, it is challenging to interpret some of the powerful messages we can apply to our lives today. The Bible book of Hebrews leaves a lot of questions for the Christian reader, and I hope to simplify the message.

Who is your target audience, and why do you think this book will appeal to them?
My target audience is anyone with a heart to learn more about Jesus.

By learning to examine scripture for ourselves we can develop an intimate relationship with our Savior. Christ is above all other names and the book of Hebrews details how we find salvation in Christ alone.

What message do you wish to pass across to your readers with this book?
The overarching theme is Christ Never Leaves Us. One of the most beautiful things about the Book of Hebrews is how it sheds light on the Law and brings its purpose into clearer focus. Many often struggle while studying the book of Hebrews, getting lost in its complexities. But the goal of this book is to make it simple.

What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
The hardest part was to simplify the message so anyone can reveal insights from the scripture. Through my study of scripture, I already have a deep understanding of the concepts required from both the Old and the New Testament to interpret the book of Hebrews. Since the book of Hebrews was written to a Jewish audience who understood the Old Testament, the concepts needed to be simplified for the reader today.

As a writer, is there anything you've learned about yourself while writing this book?
Hebrews encourages readers to stand strong in their faith and place their trust in the promises of Jesus Christ. I apparently learned that while writing the book with my wife having gestational diabetes. My mind was constantly on her and our baby’s well-being. Even though I have faith and I trust the Lord, it still was challenging to focus.  I have to say it was quite a struggle, however, through all our prayers God directed the book to completion.

For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books, and why?
Personally, I prefer eBooks. My Kindle is my best friend. I keep it right by my bed to read myself to sleep. It is convenient to have the Kindle app on my phone so I can read on my way to work.

My wife and I read paperback books on topics we both want to read about. It is great bonding time and allows us to enhance our knowledge.

What is your niche genre, and if you were to write in a different genre, what would it be?
Christian, Non-fiction Bible studies is my niche. If I was to write in another niche it would be fiction Sci-fi. I have many ideas for books and originally started writing stories at a young age.

What books and authors have most influenced you?
Non-Fiction: John Maxwell, Spencer Johnson, Francis Chen, and of course, C.S. Lewis

Do you have any more books in the works?
Yes, right now I am working on a Bible study for Hosea.

Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
I read every single review. I find myself greatly encouraged by the reviews and inspired to seek ways to improve my writing. More would be appreciated. 😊  

Mention 3-5 fast (and/or fun) facts about you that you'd like to share

  •      I am a new father to a beautiful one-month-old
  •      I've been writing since elementary school
  •      I can move my ears
  •      Children overseas say that I look like Mr. Bean

How can readers get in touch with or follow you (website, personal blog, social media handle, Goodreads)?
Many of my readers subscribe to my newsletter to get in touch and stay updated. You can receive a free e-Book using the link below.   

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Last book read?
This may sound odd, but Yellow Face by R.F Kuang. I was at the local library looking for a book to read when I stumbled across this. I read the first chapter and had to take it home. The inside look into the writers mind weaved into a story with many twists is tantalizingly brilliant.

One book that changed your life?
If I had to pick one it would be super hard. The first one that come to mind today is the Dairy of Anne Frank. It’s a classic for a good reason. Her look on life regardless of her circumstance is inspiring. The insightfulness she had at a young age is remarkable. I think the book should be standard reading and many would agree.,

Your favorite quote/saying to live by?
“Eye have not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God have prepared for those that love him.” Corinthians 2:9

This verse in the Bible inspired me to accept God’s calling to sell everything I own and preach the gospel in 13 different countries for a year.

Any advice to new/aspiring authors?
Simple, just do it! It will never be perfect so learn as much as you can. Take courses, listen to podcasts, but most importantly move forward.  



I’m a sinner redeemed by Christ’s grace. God has fueled a passionate fire in me to build a Christ-centered community. I have had the privilege of serving the community both locally and abroad. To date, I have spread the good news in over 11 different countries. My one true purpose is to use my God-given gifts to lead others to redemption

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