Sunday, April 28, 2013

Taste and See

     I recently had the privilege of becoming associated with a group of Christian authors. We call it the John 3:16 Marketing Network. For those of you who like books with a Christian approach, I thought you would be interested to know how to tap into a group of great Christian authors. The founder of our group, a best-selling author in her own right, is Lorilyn Roberts. (I can personally recommend her book, Children of Dreams because I've read it. See my amazon review.) She has edited a FREE e-book called, Taste and See First Chapters- a Sampling by John 3:16 Network Authors. I think the name pretty much sums up what the book is. It is a great way to "browse" before you buy, kind of like what you do when you go into a brick-and-mortar bookstore. This collection has fiction, non-fiction, children's books, poetry, etc. A true sampling of our group. Again. it's FREE.

     For those of you who read my posts regularly, by now you know I am an aspiring author. Many of you supported me by purchasing my first book, Professor Tidwinkle and the Case of the Memory Pill.  Again thank you very much. Writing that book was a snap compared to trying to market it. The John 3:16 Marketing Network is about helping Christian writers get their books to the public. Some of our authors have books published by traditional publishers, while others, like me are self-published. 

     Each month or so, our group also participates in launching new books. It is an exciting few days and is a win-win for the reader and the author. There is ALWAYS "bang for the buck." Just like a business that has a grand opening has specials and give-a-ways, so you will find at launch time. Below, you will see a countdown widget. That's how many days and hours to go until the next book launch begins. Click here to go to the launch page.

     I hope you will download the free e-book and visit the sites above that have hyperlinks. I think you will find the time well-spent. 

     Until next time.......Steve ( )


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Looking for Stories

I have felt under conviction for quite a long while that God wants me to write about people who have had their lives changed because someone showed them unconditional love. If you read my post called "Love is Not an Emotion," you may get a better idea of what I am talking about. This conviction started several years ago after hearing a sermon on agape love. I didn't really follow through, and then another sermon, from a different pastor, on the same subject. The conviction was renewed. I have been praying that the Lord would send me the stories, but they never came. I know they are out there. After continuing to pray, the Lord led me to think He wants me to seek out the stories.

This is a step of faith in that direction. I'm reaching out through this blog, asking my readers to share any stories with me about someone they know (maybe yourself) who has been radically transformed through God using other people to reveal His unconditional love. I'm not sure whether it will end up being a detailed story about one person, or several short stories about multiple people. 

I don't think this will end up being an academic theological work. I'm not qualified for that. I envision it being more practical in nature, perhaps to teach and/or inspire others to love unconditionally as God would lead them. 

Thank you in advance for any support and thank you for reading my blogs. 

See ya next time.........Steve  ( )