Called to Write: Seven Principles to Become a Writer on Mission

Called to Write: Seven Principles to Become a Writer on Mission

by Edna Ellison, Linda J. Gilden

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Overview

Called to Write will either inspire you to acquire the art of writing or will affirm your calling to write for the kingdom of God. Written by experienced authors and writing coaches, Called to Write identifies seven key competencies every Christian writer needs to keep the gospel at the center of their writing. With inspiring, informational chapters about each competency followed by a practical how-to section, Called to Write is ideal for keeping a Christian writer on track.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596699007
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
Publication date: 03/03/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 414,724
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Award-winning author of 26 books and more than 400 magazine articles, Edna Ellison is a well-known keynote speaker who loves leading prayer retreats and writers conferences across the United States and overseas. Edna is an honors graduate of Presbyterian College with an MA from Converse College, an EdSp from the University of South Carolina, and a PhD from the University of Alabama. Having taught at three Baptist seminaries and two American universities, she now writes Bible study books from her Spartanburg, South Carolina, home. A leader in AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) and a certified CLASS speaker, her life has been featured by Focus on the Family, where she has also been published.  (EdnaEllison.com)


Linda Gilden believes part of what God has called her to do is encourage other writers in their writing journeys. This prolific author, editor, and writing coach desires to see future writers and current authors develop good writing skills so they can write with excellence for the kingdom of God. In addition to serving as an adjunct professor, Linda is extremely active in the writing industry on both a local and national level, including serving as a frequent instructor at leading conferences such as Glorieta Christian Writers Conference. She works out of her South Carolina home where she enjoys floating in a pool while reading a good book and being surrounded by splashing children. 

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Preface 13

Acknowledgments 15

Introduction 17

Chapter 1 The Spirituality of a Writer on Mission: Writing from the Overflow-The First Stage of Writing for Christ 19

Chapter 2 The Basics of Writing from Spiritual Growth: Digging Deeply-How to Grow in Christ 31

Chapter 3 Scripture Study: Biblical Basis of a Writer on Mission: Writing from the Word-An Essential Stage of Writing for Christ 43

Chapter 4 The Basics of Writing a Scripture Study: From the Word-How to Use Your Writing as a Study Guide 57

Chapter 5 Worldview: A Pivotal Point of a Writer on Mission: Writing Through Perspective-A Pivotal Stage in Writing for Christ 71

Chapter 6 The Basics of Writing from a Christian Worldview: From Christ's View-How to Write with Christ Perspective 83

Chapter 7 The Basics of Relationships in Writing: Reaching Others-The Influential Stage of Writing for Christ 97

Chapter 8 Developing Strong Personal Connections: Understanding Others-How to Write Through Personal Relationships 109

Chapter 9 The Basics of Communicating to Reach Others Writing to Spread the Word-The Interaction Stage of Writing for Christ 121

Chapter 10 The Basics of Communicating to Reach Others: Heart to Heart-How to Know and Reach Your Audience 133

Chapter 11 Ministry: The Servant in a Writer on Mission: Writing as a Ministry-The Serving Stage of Writing for Christ 145

Chapter 12 The Basics of Writing for Ministry: Partnering with Others-How to Write for Ministering Saints 157

Chapter 13 Leadership: The Final Stage of Writing for Christ: Writing for Multiplication-The Duplicating Stage of Writing for Christ 169

Chapter 14 The Basics of Writing for Christian Leadership: For Duplicating Leaders-How to Write Under Christ's Leadership 183

Conclusion 195

A Visit with the Authors 199

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