Christian Poets and Writers discuss ways to build up the church Body of Christ, inspire, strengthen faith, and improve writing in all genres. May God guide our prayers and words of forgiveness, love, and unity in Jesus' Name.
[Notes from Mary: This
prayer-a-phrased prayer of the Apostle Paul to the Colossians could be written
right now for Christians around the world, and, as part of the Living Word of
God – it is for the church today.]
[Today’s Gospel reading in Luke demonstrates
the power Jesus Christ has to cast out demons and bring healing to someone
who’s possessed by evil. In Jesus’ Name, we now have the power to bring healing to
all sorts of ills.]
QUESTION: Do you have a book that will help to build up the church Body of Christ, strengthen faith, or improve writing? If so, tell us about it.
Mary Harwell Sayler Well, I guess I'll go first. After beginning our Christian Poets & Writers group on Facebook, I realized that many of our members didn't know how to go about getting their work traditionally published, which I still prefer, so I wrote the Christian Writer's Guide e-book and uploaded it to Kindle.
Joan Leotta The father-daughter relationship is a key one in a young woman's life. A godly father is so very important. My new book, a simple story of a father and daughter on a snow day at a park, like the book of Esther in the Bible, does not mention God specifically, but He is everywhere in it.You can order it directly from the publisher.
Lisa Kesinger DeVinney I just love devotional books to help guide me through my quiet time with the Lord. So I took 366 of my poems with the Scripture verses that inspired them and arranged them in a daily devotional book entitled Rivers in the Desert. My hope and prayer is that those reading will simply use each day's entry as a jumping off point for further study and meditation.
Joyce Lester Powell Grace for Living: Listening for the Voice of Godis written to engage readers to hear God's voice through everyday observations. Page by page readers will be encouraged to stop and find God's grace in the midst of everyday life by observing the world around them and applying simple insights into God's Word.
Marian Harriso MNBut I Don't Feel Nothin' is a new book just published about 2 months ago. This is a non-fiction book about a few exchanges I personally experienced with people who were hurt, misunderstood, mistreated, etc., by church folks. I added suggestions to improve leadership connections and ways to deal with those hurt feelings.
Jo Helen Cox The Bible describes God’s ways as a light burden, simple enough to teach children. Yet this contradicts what most Christians experience. That needs to change. Without complicated theology, God Makes Us Holy guides the reader through restoration, regeneration, sanctification, and resurrection. The process is not always easy, but joy comes each time we find God’s great love, abundant mercy, and willing forgiveness.
Patti J Smith The meditations in Moments With God focus on a variety of topics and are based on my own struggles.
Mary Harwell Sayler If you all like to read poetry, I have 3 poetry books published by 2 indie publishers - nature poems for adults, nature poems for "big people," and Bible-based poems in Outside Eden, published last year by Kelsay Books.
Carole Castagna My book, A Kiss from God, is due for release on Oct. 1st. It is a book of Christian poetry and song, the words and notes of which have been gifted to me by the Lord, so that people may come to know Him or be strengthened in their faith. The book will be sold on Amazon and self-published and processed through Kindle, so check my website. God bless each one of you.
Roxanna A Kazibwe Wow, it seems there are many poets here. I'm looking forward to reading your work as I haven't been exposed to Christian-based poetry so am super psyched to be in this group. Keep up the good work. A Kindle version of my book My Love Is Not Afraid has poetry to do with love and marriage.
Mary Harwell Sayler What an eclectic group! Thank you all for telling us about your good work. Some of the hotlinks might not translate well, so if yours didn't, please add the full URL in the Comments section below. God bless.