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Q&A: Nicole Weider on “Into the Light,” Life with Christ and More!

For the last two years, Project Inspired Founder Nicole Weider has been working hard to take a look at her past in the upcoming book Into the Light: From the Glare of Hollywood to the Glow of God’s Love. Nicole hopes that after reading her story, girls everywhere will find hope and discover just how much God loves them.

Natalie Gillespie, who worked with Nicole to bring out the best in her story, asked Nicole how she feels about Into the Light, now that it is about to be released.

Natalie: Nicole, in Into the Light, you tell your story so gracefully and with so much honesty. How do you feel when you read the whole book now that it’s finished?

Nicole: I love it! It makes me cry every time I read it. I’m amazed at everything I went through. I marvel at how I was able to survive all those things. It’s incredible how God saved me from my bad choices and self-destruction and how He really was there with me the whole time.

Natalie: What do you want readers to take away from Into the Light? What do you want them to know about you, about God, about life?

Nicole: I want my readers to understand that no matter what situation you are in, God has a plan for you. And it’s a better plan than anything you could ever have for yourself. I want them to know that despite everything I went through, I still have my fighter spirit. You can keep fighting to make the right choices and find a relationship with God, too. Just trust in Him, because He knows the right path for you.

Natalie: What’s the hardest part of thinking back on those difficult times before you knew Christ?

Nicole: When I think back to how alone I felt and how much of a mess my life was, that’s when I cry. I remember feeling afraid, like I didn’t have anyone to rely on. All those memories came flooding back when I wrote this book. When I look at my life now, my wonderful husband, Eric, and our gorgeous son, Elijah, it’s hard to believe that girl was me.

Natalie: Was it fun to write a book?

Nicole: We had so much fun together, didn’t we? It was like a party, in some ways, rediscovering not just the pain, but some of the treasures in my pink suitcase. I hadn’t opened it in years. And going back to my high school campus, driving by the houses where I used to live. It was really eye-opening, but it was definitely fun!

Join Project Inspired today (it’s FREE!) to download Into The Light.

Already a member of Project Inspired? You’ll be receiving an email with a link to download Into The Light this week. Happy reading!

Image: Nicole Weider


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  1. Liz470

    Posted by Liz470 on July 31, 2014 at 12:03

    I read it in a few hours! Left me with a huge smile and tears! I can relate (im sure others can too) on so many different levels! Your words our inspiring! I havent read such a uplifting book in forever. I hope you continue this website and write another! This book NEEDS TO NEEDS TO BE IN STORES! You are my role model! <3

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by jasmine_barnhart on July 29, 2014 at 23:05

    Hi i have a question im 13 and i have a question i have some shorts kinda short what do i do with them. I am trying to be modest and do you have any suggestions of good brands

  3. Celby

    Posted by Celby on July 24, 2014 at 19:43

    Your book was awesome!!! Every word was inspiring 🙂

  4. sha566

    Posted by sha566 on July 24, 2014 at 17:25

    Hi, so I just logged in and a thing popped up to download the book, I did and it downloaded and now I don’t know hot to get to it. I looked under downloads and didn’t see it, does anyone know how I can get to it on my computer? Thanks!

  5. his98child

    Posted by his98child on July 22, 2014 at 16:54

    Nicole THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. You are a fantastic writer! I felt like your story was so well thought-out and you put everything together so eloquently. I have been on PI since 2011 but I have never heard your entire story so I am so glad this book has helped! So inspiring, Nicole. It was amazing!

  6. girlygirlheartsgreen

    Posted by girlygirlheartsgreen on July 21, 2014 at 19:52

    I loved the book so much! Not only was it well written, but it was just very inspiring. It’s a book that will get you hooked (I read the whole book in a couple of hours). It delivers the message that you can be delivered out of any desperate situation, and that God can flip your life upside down for your good and the good of others

  7. angelagrhodes

    Posted by angelagrhodes on July 21, 2014 at 11:35

    I downloaded it and read it on Sunday!! Yes, the while thing! Nicole, you are so inspiring to me and are such a GREAT rolemodel! I love this book SO much. I have recommended it to some friends and have shared it with the too. I also would like to say that I am renewing my relationship with God because of this book. I want your transformation to happen to me!

  8. Alexia785

    Posted by Alexia785 on July 20, 2014 at 20:28

    Nicole thank you so much! I just finished reading your book and I am amazed by how much you went through and how you still managed to overcome it! Thank you so much 🙂

  9. Christian_Girl6860

    Posted by Christian_Girl6860 on July 19, 2014 at 09:05

    Nicole, I am so excited for your book. I am absolutely positive that it will help girls all over the world realize how much God loves them. And me too. I have been struggling lately with this sort of stuff. I am planning to order a copy.
    -prayers and blessings, Greta

  10. blindlessgirl

    Posted by blindlessgirl on July 19, 2014 at 03:07

    Congratulations Nicole on your book! Goody, I’m so excited to read it and be blessed. God really works wonders in our lives and I love the feeling that I’ll be able to read what He has done in yours! Whaaa!! Truly God is wonderful isn’t He? Congratulations once again and continue to pursue your calling for God’s glory! Blessings!

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by Fall_on_my_knees on July 18, 2014 at 19:24

    What perfect timing too! I’m going off to youth camp this weekend and it will give me something to do on the long bus trip. Can’t wait to read it!

  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by JesusFreakAshley8597 on July 17, 2014 at 19:30

    I am so excited to read the book. I’ve been whining about my lack of reading materials for weeks.

  13. MaryTet

    Posted by MaryTet on July 16, 2014 at 23:35

    FINALLY!!!! Congrats on finishing the book, Nicole! Thank you sooo much for writing down your experience of the things you went through in your life and how you dealt with it. You are a big inspiration for me. I am so excited to read this book because I love reading. <3
    Also, I really want a printed copy of the book (because I don't really like e-books, I like to actually hold the book in my hands while I'm reading), so hopefully I'll win a giveaway of this book someday.

  14. God loves you 95

    Posted by God loves you 95 on July 16, 2014 at 23:31

    i cant wait to read it !! 🙂

  15. ChristinaGiven

    Posted by ChristinaGiven on July 16, 2014 at 16:21

    Love love love this! So happy for you Nicole and proud of you and Natalie! The book is going to touch so many lives just as the Lord has promised! There are so many powerful stories! <3 <3 To God be the glory!!!