MARCH INTO SPRING
WITH A SPRING IN YOUR WRITING STEP Part III
Today I continue with examples of books written by authors who publish in the genre of Inspiration/Faith and who meet my criteria of educational reading that enhances the education of all writers no matter what genre we write.
Many of these authors are sharing their own true stories, revealing the miracles that have taken place in their lives and the lives of people they know. I will admit that this was a genre I avoided for years. I’m not sure why—other than the fact that I was never encouraged to investigate theses book on our library shelves. However, once I connected with several real authors who have published in this category, I can’t seem to get enough of them.
Finding strength and courage to meet life’s challenges is a main topic of this genre. Author Rachel Dupree-Grant offers her true life story—Being Strong in the Faith—that demonstrates it is possible to rise from poverty and climb the ladder of success no matter the obstacles or abuses or storms that are thrown against you. Through every situation she believes God is a Healer and a mountain mover. Rachel includes Scriptures and prayers that help us all grow in Faith and “be strong.”
Author, Mary Johnson-Gordon, writes of her personal experiences in Revealing Divine Mysteries of the LORD of Mercy. With boldness she informs us that her book publishing is mandated by God so that all people will know of His extreme—and very real—love for us. Detailing her visions and transport into Heavenly realms where she is taught many things we close the book praying for such a close walk with God. The revelations are, indeed, inspiring and have led me to consider my own writer’s calling—the skills God has planted in me to be an active part of His plans.
My third example today offers practical and healthy living guidance. Author Ellie Marrandette offers us sensible Biblical principles in Life’s Too Short To Eat Bad Cheese, as she shows us how to restore and maintain our health and vitality. I love her quote on Amazon: “…people needlessly consume ‘sticks and twigs’ or drink tasteless protein shakes when God has already given us a perfect dietary plan in Genesis.” I don’t know about you, but all my life I’ve heard that “if you just quit eating chocolate and cheese you’ll lose weight.” Finding this author’s book give a whole new perspective for me.
As these examples “testify” the Faith and Inspiration genre is wide open to a variety of topics which expands even wider when writers realize this includes the categories of Business, Building, Education, Politics, Personal Relationships and oh, so many more.
And why should we think of great success in this Faith/Inspiration genre? Have you heard about the miraculous publishing story of a little book called The Shack? The author will quickly tell you that he’s just as amazed as anyone about its success. It was on The New York Times Best Seller’s list from June 2008 until early 2010—and the movie was just released this month!
So…let your own Faith be heard! Write! Publish! Be blessed! ⚓︎
ABOUT ROYALENE DOYLE: Royalene has been writing something since before kindergarten days and continues to love the process. Through her small business—DOYLE WRITING SERVICES—she brings more than 40 years of writing experience to authors who need “just a little assistance” with completing their projects. This is a nice fit as she develops these blogs for Outskirts Press (OP) a leading self-publisher, and occasionally accepts a ghostwriting project from one of their clients. Her recent book release (with OP) titled FIREPROOF PROVERBS, A Writer’s Study of Words, is already receiving excellent reviews including several professional writer’s endorsements given on the book’s back cover.
Royalene’s writing experience grew through a wide variety of positions from Office Manager and Administrative Assistant to Teacher of Literature and Advanced Writing courses and editor/writer for an International Christian ministry. Her willingness to listen to struggling authors, learn their goals and expectations and discern their writing voice has brought many manuscripts into the published books arena.