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Our written words carry weight.
Unfortunately, in today’s cultural climate, our writing is too often laced with harsh judgments and vitriol rather than careful consideration and generosity. But might the Christian faith transform how we approach the task of writing? How might we love God and our neighbors through our writing?
This book is not a style guide that teaches you where to place the comma and how to cite your sources (as important as those things are). Rather, it offers a vision for expressing one’s faith through writing and for understanding writing itself as a spiritual practice that cultivates virtue.
Under the guidance of two experienced Christian writers who draw on authors and artists throughout the church’s history, we learn how we might embrace writing as an act of discipleship for today―and how we might faithfully bear the weight of our written words.
Christianity Today 2020 Book of the Year Award, Culture and the Arts
Writing is not easy. But it can get better.
In this primer on nonfiction writing, Andrew Le Peau offers insights he has learned as a published author and an editor for over forty years, training, guiding, and cheering on hundreds of writers. Here are skills that writers can master―from finding strong openings and closings, to focusing on an audience, to creating a clear structure, to crafting a persuasive message.
With wide-ranging examples from fiction and nonfiction, Le Peau also demystifies aspects of art in writing such as creativity, tone, and metaphor. He considers strategies that can move writers toward fresher, more vital, and perhaps more beautiful expressions of the human condition.
One aspect of writing that rarely receives attention is who we are as writers and how writing itself changes us. Self-doubt, fear of criticism, downsides of success, questions of authority, and finding our voice are all a part of the exploration of our spirituality as writers found in these pages. Discover how the act of writing can affect our life in God.
Whether you’re a veteran writer, an occasional practitioner, a publishing professional, or a student just starting to explore such skills, Le Peau’s wit and wisdom can speed you on your way.
In this grab bag, we have 7 e-books from Intervarsity Press. The prices and sale dates that they have provided are under each book cover.
Gospel e-books is working together with Christian publishers to allow you to choose what e-books you’d like to have discounted. Cast your vote below and the book with the most votes in each poll will be placed on sale soon after. If there are less than 100 total votes in a particular poll, the winning book will not be discounted.
Kregel: The Hermeneutics of the Biblical Writers: Learning to Interpret Scripture from the Prophets and Apostles by Abner Chou vs. What Happened in the Garden: The Reality and Ramifications of the Creation and Fall of Man by Abner Chou
Intervarsity Press: Winsome Conviction: Disagreeing Without Dividing the Church by Tim Muehlhoff & Richard Langer vs. Charitable Writing: Cultivating Virtue Through Our Words by Richard Hughes Gibson & James Edward Beitler III
Reformation Heritage: Broken Cisterns: Thirsting for the Creator Instead of the Created by Sarah Ivill vs. You Could Have It All by Geoffrey Thomas
Good Book Company: Is Hell for Real?: And other Questions about Judgment, Eternity and the God of love (Questions Christians Ask) by Erik Raymond vs. Who on Earth is the Holy Spirit? (Questions Christians Ask) by Tim Chester & Christopher de la Hoyde
Crossway: Is Jesus Truly God?: How the Bible Teaches the Divinity of Christ by Greg Lanier vs. The Trinity: An Introduction (Short Studies in Systematic Theology) by Scott Swain
Christian Focus: Renewing Broken Lives: Even More Miracles from Mayhem by Irene Howat vs. Johnny Cornflakes by Denise George
David C. Cook: The Resilient Leader: How Adversity Can Change You and Your Ministry for the Better by Alfred Ells vs. Survive or Thrive: 6 Relationships Every Pastor Needs by Jimmy Dodd