by Cheryl Williford
This is the second novel in the Pinecraft Series. Everyone turns to Molly Ziegler for help in the tiny tourist town of Pinecraft, Florida. Busy making other people’s dreams come true and not her own, Molly finds herself unmarried at 21. Considered an old maid by her New Order Amish community, she’s not so desperate for a husband and children that she’ll make do with an arranged marriage to the only man who’s asked for her hand in marriage.
By Scott Mohr
Axel Erickson thrives on riding the heaviest of waves, but the weight of his girlfriend’s death has driven him to explore God’s promises for the life beyond. When Axel also unexpectedly passes away, he comes face-to-face with Christ in the midst of Heaven’s glory. The Lord assures Axel he’ll be assigned a vital role, filled with purpose and exhilaration for all of eternity.
By Lorene Masters
After my first writer’s conference two years ago, I learned that the world of writing is full of intelligent, cutting-edge agents and publishers who are not afraid to tell you how they really feel. And how I sincerely wished that they would not be so bold when it came to me and the critiquing of my proposal letters and manuscripts. Their critique was all over the board from, “you are a gifted writer with a great story that needs to be told,” to “you need to start all over and write this as fiction,” and “who told you that you could write memoirs because you clearly cannot and you must not have read very many of them or you would know how to write one.”
By Ron Sandison
When Ron Sandison set out to write a helpful book for parents and their families struggling with an autism spectrum child, he decided to tell his own story. He discovered that personal stories were of no interest to publishers. In discussion with his agent, Les Stobbe, he agreed that a how-to book for parents might more easily find a publisher. He interviewed parents from all over the country, interviewed 40 experts on autism and wrote three chapters of a practical guide for parents with autistic children. Through ministry contacts, and working with his agent, he was able to interest staff at Charisma Media, where editors worked with him as he developed the rest of the book.
By Mark Alan Leslie
On an archaeological dig near the Dead Sea, south of Qumran, Danny Arens discovers a clue in ancient Aramaic that may lead to the music of the Psalms. When he does, he is chased and shot at by a team of terrorists. Enter black-ops veteran Max Braxton and well-known archaeologist Kat Cardova, who quickly find themselves entangled in a search that, if successful, will thrill Christians and Jews worldwide, the discovery of the music of the Psalms. Chasing the Music has 15 five-star reviews on amazon.com.
I’m constantly amazed by the fixation of fiction writers on novels, as if that is the noblest expression of the art of fiction writing. Yet there are a variety of other opportunities to employ fiction to present the life-giving message of Jesus Christ. Let me illustrate with my experiences.