“Take words with you and return to the Lord. Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity and receive us graciously, that we may present the fruit of our lips.” Hosea 14:2
Coming soon — a book for Christian writers about Christian writing.
This book is about how to prepare to be a writer, how to write, and lots of my thoughts and opinions on what you should and shouldn’t write about. Although opinions are like noses – everybody has one, and some of them smell – My opinions are based on decades of reading, writing, and studying what makes Christian writing Christian.
The title of this book should make clear my purpose for writing it, and all the others I have written or will write. I used to think I could write cool stuff and not worry about the message, but the message of glorifying God, of honoring His Word, and of communicating truth, even in fiction, is overpowering. The Scripture verse on the cover is a recent discovery. The context is Israel’s need to repent, but my, oh my, isn’t this what we need to do before we write a word? Don’t we need to take our words to God, to ask Him to purify them, to accept what we offer Him, as if it was that sweet savor He loves in the Old Testament sacrifices? Wow. To think that our books can be our fruit. It’s humbling. It’s terrifying. But God asks us to bear fruit, so let’s see what we need to do to get on with it.
5 thoughts on ““Take Words with You … ” Mary C. Findley”
Mary, I am so excited to read this. As you said, ” message of glorifying God, of honoring His Word, and of communicating truth, even in fiction, is overpowering.” I look forward to your book.
Thank you so much!
This type of discussion is marvelous. One of the greatest needs of our calling is the call to follow His lead and write words which edify. How can we change lives without a changed life of our own? I’m praying the Lord will show you how to put this together.
Me too, David! This book is coming together really well. The Lord seems to be blessing so far!