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Charitable Writing: Cultivating Virtue Through Our Words
Author(s): Richard Hughes Gibson & James Edward Beitler III
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
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.
Write Better: A Lifelong Editor on Craft, Art, and Spirituality
Author(s): Andrew T. Le Peau
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
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 6 e-books. 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: 31 Days to Walking with God in the Workplace by R. Larry Moyer vs. Approaching God: Daily Reflections for Growing Christians by Paul Enns
Intervarsity Press: Write Better: A Lifelong Editor on Craft, Art, and Spirituality by Andrew T. Le Peau vs. Journaling as a Spiritual Practice: Encountering God Through Attentive Writing by Helen Cepero
New Leaf: Noah’s Ark: Thinking Outside the Box by Tim Lovett vs. The Building of the Ark Encounter
Good Book Company: Humble Calvinism: And if I Know the Five Points, But Have Not Love … by J.A. Medders vs. Growing in Gratitude: Rediscovering the Joy of a Thankful Heart by Mary K. Mohler
Christian Focus: Better Than We Dreamed: The Story of Elaine Townsend by Simona Gorton vs. Counting the Cost: Kidnapped in the Niger Delta by David Donovan & Shirley Donovan
Reformation Heritage: Building a Godly Home, Volume 3: A Holy Vision for Raising Children by William Gouge vs. Family Worship Bible Guide by Michael Barrett, Joel Beeke, Jerry Bilkes, Paul Smalley
In this grab bag, we have 7 e-books from Intervarsity Press. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover.[table “4732” not found /]