The apostle Paul is known for many things, but what really stands out for me is his ministry of encouragement. I was in my early 20s and wondering what God might have for me when I decided to read the apostle Paul’s letters to highlight only his promises. It became a life-changing experience and the promises I read then still resonate in my soul well over 60 years later.
Is there really such a thing as God honoring a family’s Christian faith commitment into the third and fourth generation? I’m aware that history reveals some families with a remarkable pattern of Christian faith being passed on from generation to generation. Recent events have forcibly reminded me that I and my family also represent a similar pattern. So to encourage parents, let me tell our story.
After spending valuable time telling a potential client what she still needed to add to her proposal, I sent her a note pointing out the following:
The proposal is your marketing tool when I, as agent, present your book project to editors. You have to think of three levels of scrutiny at a publisher.
Almost every time I recommend attending a Christian writers’ conference I receive the question, “Which one should I attend?” I typically respond with “The one with the most editors in your writing interest.”
Non-fiction writers today are facing barriers to publication at traditional Christian publishers they are mostly unaware of. Most writers live under the impression that if they write well, have a relevant topic, and promise to promote their book, they ought to be published. Not so today.
As you look at the non-fiction book you are writing, what will set your manuscript apart? What might be the tipping point in your favor?