Devotional

title: Being Transformed

author: Creola Thomas

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 11.30.2012 • author id: ThC6062412

word count:

Content

{ITL}Being Transformed{NRM} is an eight weeks, hands-on devotional geared to teach new and growing believers basic Christianity. It was written to encourage believers to want more than just a working knowledge of who God is. Rather, they are challenged to seek to know him personally and relationally. The devotional is organized topically, with topics such as forgiveness, prayer, or integrity covered each week. The study can be done individually or with a small group. Each day participants will find an exciting word, topic, or prayer to reflect on as they learn to walk out on their faith one day at a time.

About the Author
Creola Thomas has a bachelor's degree from Columbia College and master's degrees from both Northeastern and Wheaton College. She is a speaker, teacher, and evangelist based in Chicago who has taught evangelism at both Wheaton College and Trinity College. She authored the play "Sisters from Belzoni," which won the Columbia College Theodore Prize and was produced in several major theater companies throughout the United States. She has had a radio ministry and is now beginning "Sweet Aroma," a television-based ministry. Her book, {ITL}Being Transformed{NRM}, has sold thousands of copies. It has been field-tested in jails, shelters, and churches throughout the country.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Dinner with Jesus

author: Scott Wooddell

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 9.24.2012 • author id: WoS7508712

word count: 200

Content

{ITL}Dinner with Jesus{NRM} illuminates the inspirational dinner conversations of Jesus. The Bible records several separate occasions when Jesus reclined at the table for food and fellowship, eating with everyone from Pharisees to prostitutes. Feasting on more than physical food and drink. He fed his table companions deep spiritual sustenance to satisfy their desperate need for guidance, wisdom, encouragement, and counsel. Some of Jesus' most stirring and straightforward conversations occurred around mealtimes. In eleven chapters, this book explores each meal, exposing the life-enriching truths our Lord reveals to us about relationships and spiritual growth. Those who read this book will uncover insightful principles for constructing, strengthening, and deepening their relationships with God, family, and others.

About the Author
Scott Wooddell has a BA in Bible Exposition from Tennessee Temple University, and a Th.M. and D.Min. from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has served as pastor of four congregations over twenty-two years of ministry. He presently serves as senior minister of Eastridge Park Christian Church in Mesquite, Texas. Several years ago he preached through the book of Luke and noticed Jesus' inspiring dinner conversations. Writer Patrice Oakley holds a BS (English and psychology) from Houston Baptist University. For the past fourteen years she has been teaching secondary English in public school. Currently she teaches pre-advanced placement and academic English at the Castleberry ISD in Ft. Worth, Texas.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Freedom from Fear:

author: Vickie A. Staats

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 9.24.2012 • author id: StV4727412

word count: 305

Content

Written in a day-by-day format, {ITL}Freedom from Fear{NRM} addresses the common but debilitating problem of living with anxiety. Each day's reading begins with a Scripture verse and then explains how applying it to our thought processes and life situations can alleviate anxiety. A short prayer or meditation is also included. Topics include fear of the future, finances, health concerns, social fears, decision making, and many others.

About the Author
Vickie Staats holds a master's degree in Educational Psychology from West Virginia University and has taught psychology classes at the undergraduate level. She has 31 years of experience working with adults, children, and families in clinical settings, dealing with such issues as anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, and other mental health issues. She attends a United Methodist Church.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: In Tandem:

author: Julie L. Janc

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 9.24.2012 • author id: JaJ9401012

word count:

Content

In Tandem is designed for parents and children to go through the Book of Daniel in an expositional format that meets the core developmental and spiritual needs of youth from ages nine to 13 years old. At this age, youth have many spiritual needs that are better met by going through the Bible together with an adult. In Tandem is designed to advance the faith of young people and it contains two devotions; one dedicated to the parents and one for the young adolescent. There is a life application section that compares the world’s way to God’s way and encourages students to choose to live God’s way. A memory verse helps youth to think about God long after the devotion is read. Finally, each devotion ends with a prayer.

About the Author
ABOUT THE AUTHORS Cathy McIlvoy is a wife, mom, missionary, and published author. Her articles can be found in several publications including: Just Between Us, Home Life, Rescue, Adoptive Families, Parenting on the Peninsula, Highlights for Children, and Education.com. Two of her stories appear in the books Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul and Chicken Soup for the Soul Devotional Stories for Mothers. Cathy has written the parent devotions for this submission. Julie Janc has a M.S. in education and is a credentialed teacher. She developed parent and child expositional devotions for families to use each week as the Children’s Program Leader at Central Peninsula Church (CPCFC) in Foster City, California. She is currently a public school teacher in California, a mom of two children, and a wife of 25 years. She is passionate about children getting to know God and his word. Julie has written the kid devotions for this submission.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Paws for a Moment

author: Nancy E. Bell

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 7.31.2012 • author id: BeN4699212

word count: 132

Content

The inspiration for the book came when Sammy, a long-haired black cat, leaped up on the desk, pausing from his daily routine, and planted his feet firmly on God's word. In this devotional, readers are encouraged to pause from the accelerated pace of today's world, put on their spiritual binoculars, and zoom in on the everyday things of life that hold lessons that will help them grow in Christian character. Each inspirational reading includes study questions that challenge readers to dig a little deeper into the wonder of God's word. The book will appeal to anyone who needs encouragement and desires to become more like Christ.

About the Author
Nancy Bell shares from her experience as a wife, mother, director and counselor of a crisis pregnancy center, director of the local chamber of commerce, and world traveler. She attended Parkview School of Nursing. She and her husband serve at a Church of Christ where she has led various women's ministries. She has written one book, which was marketed through book signing, news releases, and book displays at women's retreats. A blog is in process.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Awesome God

author: John R. Higgins

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 7.31.2012 • author id: HiD2860712

word count: 370

Content

{ITL}Awesome God{NRM} is a theological devotional. Though stories, quotations and practical issues may be included, the focus will be on God himself. We are to be devoted to him - not to ourselves and our needs. Each day will turn our attention to him. The clearer we see him and understand his relationship to us, the more we will love him. And the more we love him, the more we will be devoted to him and his will. In the process our lives will be enriched. Our daily walk with God flows out of a personal relationship with him. This devotional is not a substitute for spending time with him in the scriptures and in prayer. Neither is it a textbook on theology. However, in "small doses" throughout the year the reader will take in a basic theological understanding of God and his dealings with us. Extensive biblical references are provided for further study, if desired.

About the Author
Earned degrees include three masters (MA, MDiv, ThM) and a ThD from Westminster Theological Seminary. Ministry experience includes pastor, professor, administrator, and missionary to India. Served as President of Southern Asia Bible College, Bangalore, India and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida. Co-author of college text: An Introduction to Theology (Kendall Hunt), authored {ITL}Meet God{NRM} (Gospel Publishing House), and self-published {ITL}Pentecost: Past and Present{NRM}.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Meditations For New Fathers

author: Doug Spangler

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 5.31.2012 • author id: SpD9480412

word count: 107

Content

The manuscript contains 52 weekly, interactive meditations based on Jesus' teachings. It encourages men to develop as Christian dads and disciples during the first year of fatherhood.

About the Author
A former pastor, Doug has led parenting and fathering classes since 1980. He wrote the monthly column, "Frankly For Fathers," for American Baby Magazine from 1977 - 85. He hosted the radio show "Father Time." His first book was {ITL}Fatherhood An Owner's Manual: For Fathers of Children From Birth to Age Five{NRM}. He is married with two grown children and four grandchildren. Churches and family members can use the book in ministry to new dads.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: A Commander's Prayers

author: John W. Betlyon

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 3.31.2012 • author id: BeJ1680112

word count:

Content

This compilation offers prayers and reflections on the military events of August 1990 through March 1991. A Commander's Prayers highlights the interaction between the commander of 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor and his chaplain during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Each day the commander, LTC Ricardo Shanchez, had his chaplain, CH(CPT) John W. Betlyon, provide a "prayer for the day" which was for his own personal use. Eventually, these prayers were also circulated among the soldiers of the battalion (700+). The book highlights the daily habit of prayer in the midst of preparation for combat, combat operations, and post-combat recovery. The battalion fought Republican Guard units in southern Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, and returned to the US at the end of March 1991.

About the Author
The writer was the chaplain of 2-69th Armor, now Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, Hummelstown, PA. Ricardo Sanchez was the commander of 2-69 Armor in 1990-1991. He rose in rank to Lieutenant General, and would serve in various commands in the US and abroad.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Sharper Than a #11 Scalpel:

author: Jeffrey A. Russell

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 3.31.2012 • author id: RuJ9261712

word count: 400

Content

There is a relative lack of Christian literature aimed at equipping healthcare providers for ministry, yet those in healthcare have some of the most abundant and needful opportunities to convey the gospel of Jesus. In addition, the nature of their work subjects them to enormous stresses for which God's word is well suited as a healing balm. Sharper Than a #11 Scalpel provides a set of devotions - to be used daily, bi-daily, weekly, or as desired - for those in the healthcare field. Using a wide variety of medically themed word illustrations and metaphors, the book creatively opens up God's word for study and application within healthcare. Many different medical and allied health specialties are represented in the devotionals. The brief length of each devotional encourages its use by the busiest of practitioners without compromising depth that comes from true study and introspective application of God's word. It is also appropriate for group use in the hospital, clinic, staff room, church, or elsewhere.

About the Author
The writer holds a PhD in dance medicine and science; a BA and MS in sports medicine, and is a certified athletic trainer and assistant professor of dance science at the University of California, Irvine (http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=5635). He was Founder and continues as President of The Kardia Foundation (an international ministry to the healthcare profession, www.kardia.org) since 1997; well published in dance medicine and orthopedic journals; member of Healthcare Christian Fellowship International's "CEO Team" comprising leaders of major international healthcare ministries. He is a member of Saddleback Church and will sell books through The Kardia Foundation among other outlets.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: In Tandem

author: Julie L. Janc

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 7.29.2011 • author id: JaJ9401011

word count:

Content

In Tandem is designed for parents and children to go through the Book of Daniel in an expositional format that meets the core developmental and spiritual needs of youth from ages nine to 13 years old. At this age, youth have many spiritual needs that are better met by going through the Bible together with an adult. In Tandem is designed to advance the faith of young people and it contains two devotions; one dedicated to the parents and one for the young adolescent. There is a life application section that compares the world’s way to God’s way and encourages students to choose to live God’s way. A memory verse helps youth to think about God long after the devotion is read. Finally, each devotion ends with a prayer.

About the Author
ABOUT THE AUTHORS Cathy McIlvoy is a wife, mom, missionary, and published author. Her articles can be found in several publications including: Just Between Us, Home Life, Rescue, Adoptive Families, Parenting on the Peninsula, Highlights for Children, and Education.com. Two of her stories appear in the books Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul and Chicken Soup for the Soul Devotional Stories for Mothers. Cathy has written the parent devotions for this submission. Julie Janc has a M.S. in education and is a credentialed teacher. She developed parent and child expositional devotions for families to use each week as the Children’s Program Leader at Central Peninsula Church (CPCFC) in Foster City, California. She is currently a public school teacher in California, a mom of two children, and a wife of 25 years. She is passionate about children getting to know God and his word. Julie has written the kid devotions for this submission.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Nature Speaks

author: Heather Greer

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 7.29.2011 • author id: GrH6295811

word count: 85

Content

This is a daily youth devotional, written to minister to boys and girls in the 8-12 age range and is suitable for personal, family, or Christian school use. Each day begins with a scripture passage. The body of the devotions develops the meaning of the passage using a specific characteristic of an animal or natural phenomenon, guiding readers into practical application. A prayer is included to aid in taking the message from knowledge to application. An activity related to each day's natural theme is also included to help the ideas presented take root in the reader's mind. While there are other nature devotionals on the market, Nature Speaks is different in the combination of animal and natural phenomenon subject matter. In addition, the related activity takes the devotional from the traditional form to a more hands-on approach further solidifying the theme in the life of the reader.

About the Author
The writer holds a certificate from the Institute of Children's Literature, is early education qualified, and has earned an associates degree in psychology from John A. Logan College. She has served in youth and children's ministry for twenty years and is currently Youth Minister for Scottsboro Baptist Church. She has directed a Christian youth camp for fifteen years, was a substitute teacher at Trinity Christian School, and directed VBS, Sunday school classes, and Christmas programs.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Songs of Life:

author: Edmond Long

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 4.30.2011 • author id: LoE3073611

word count: 201

Content

The subject matter of this book consists of devotional commentaries of selected psalms. The author chose, based on his own readings, psalms he thought would have life-application for the average reader. From the psalms (between Psalms 1-33), the author commented on selected passages; sometimes every verse in a psalm, sometimes only particularly significant verses. A helpful addition would be thought provoking questions based on the commentary to which the reader could respond (a workbook type format). Also, space for "journaling" could be provided as well. This is part one of a planned, four-part devotional commentary.

About the Author
The writer states, "I have 37 years experienced as a pastor of Southern Baptist congregations. These congregations represent a cross-section of SBC life: rural, small town, and urban. Further, I have earned a master of divinity, master of theology, and doctor of ministry degrees from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Currently, I am semi-retired, devoting most of my time to writing."

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Light for the Journey:

author: Rosella M. Kameo

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 4.30.2011 • author id: KaRNonUS11

word count: 170

Content

In today's complex world, it is crucial for Christians to be able to effectively relate to people of other cultural traditions and religions. Light for the Journey seeks to help the reader better to understand that challenge through stories based on personal experiences and everyday events in cross-cultural settings. Each devotional reflection begins with a Bible verse, presents a critical incident, suggests three questions for reflection, and ends with a prayer. Many include photographs taken by the author. Divided into 11 chapters by theme, the devotions reflect upon who we are, how we understand and relate to God, how we are viewed by people of other faiths, how our hidden assumptions affect the way we perceive and relate to others, and what we can do to promote mutual understanding and harmony for our common good. The book could serve as a resource for individuals or groups or for clergy and lay leaders looking for faith-based cross-cultural sermon illustrations.

About the Author
For 34 years Rosella Berg Kameo served as a Lutheran missionary to India, Hong Kong and Indonesia. Trained as an English teacher (BA, St. Olaf College) and Librarian (MA, University of Iowa), she taught and developed materials for writing and cross-cultural understanding courses, directed libraries in Kowloon, Sumatra and Java, and served as a library consultant in the Palestinian Territories and across the Indonesian archipelago. She and her husband, Indonesian economist Prof. Daniel Kameo, have given presentations at numerous congregations and taught sessions at ELCA global mission events. Rosella draws from a wealth of cross-cultural experiences for her devotional reflections.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Jelly Beans from Israel

author: Daniel McCabe

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 3.30.2011 • author id: McD7738611

word count: 100

Content

These 31 devotionals cover key places in the ministry and life of Jesus, including Nazareth, Bethlehem, the Sea of Galilee, Jericho, Bethany, the Via Dolorosa, Calvary and the Garden Tomb. Each devotional includes a familiarity with each setting and practical faith lessons as well as Scripture readings. The writer suggests alternate titles: Jelly Beans from Israel or Faith Lessons from Israel or Where Jesus Walked

About the Author
Daniel McCabe is pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Spring, TX and Adjunct Professor at the College of Biblical Studies. He is a Contributing Editor, Jerusalem Connection Magazine and Website. His degrees include MACE, ThM, DMin. He has written for Anchor and Leadership Journal.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Jesus Passages Journal

author: Ron Gannett

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 1.31.2011 • author id: GaR3524411

word count:

Content

This journal is designed to be used for individual journaling, family devotions and small groups. It takes the reader through every episode in the life of Christ using the Hook-Book-Took method. Each of the 264 passages is limited to one page and emphasizes interaction and application. Space is left on each page for writing personal notes and lessons. It provides the opportunity for people to meditate on the issues which were close to the Lord's heart. Currently, the writer is working on a topical index so that it can be used by groups to study various topics. Example: What did Jesus say about forgiveness, money, anger, and future events? The harmony of Jesus' life is based on the NIV Study Bible with minor variation.

About the Author
The writer holds degrees of Th.M. from Dallas Seminary, D.Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and D.D. from Briercrest College and Seminary. A pastor of churches in Canada and the USA, he is moving to Saddlebrooke, Arizona, to pastor the Community Church. His executive roles in the Associated Gospel Churches, Board of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and other organizations have led to conferences in numerous international settings and a weekly radio broadcast.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: When I Am Older, I Will Pray More:

author: Roy K. Bohrer

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 11.30.2010 • author id: BoR7875310

word count: 100

Content

The author suggests two most common prayer problems are lack of knowing how to pray and lack of time to pray. This prayer book aims to help with both problems, especially published for seniors. The prayers are written by a senior, a former minister, intended to be prayed by those in the older years. In searching bookstore shelves for some years, he found no prayer books written especially for the senior years, which would provide easy illustrations, actual prayers, and useable examples of "how to pray" for this growing segment of the population -- this book does that. Most people in the older years are in retirement, or at least a reduced work time schedule, and therefore "lack of time" is no excuse for the intended users of this book. The book consists of 80 prayers, divided into 5 sections, with 3 suggestions for group praying at the end. The prayer wordings do not favor certain religious faiths or groups, but are intended to be generic. It would be a good gift book for seniors.

About the Author
Roy Bohrer attended St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota and master of divinity from Concordia Seminary, Springfield, Illinois. While a pastor in Austin, Texas, he also was a popular instructor at Senior Centers and a spokesman for City Senior Activities and Programs. In preaching, teaching, and addressing assemblies, Roy was appreciated for his "right on" expressions, personal manner, and direct easy-to-understand wording. He continues that manner of communication in these prayers. Endorsements for the book are available from several advance readers who are seniors or who have special interest in seniors' concerns.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: The Big Leap

author: Aaron Basko

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 9.22.2010 • author id: BaA2180410

word count:

Content

The Big Leap is a devotional for job seekers and career changers. Providing 30 days of encouragement and purpose during challenging times, this devotional will help readers see how career transition can bring God glory and do them good. Using scripture verses, advice, and humor, the author seeks to strengthen faith and encourage in the job hunt. This target market would include new graduates and those who have lost jobs in difficult economic times.

About the Author
Aaron Basko is Director of Admissions and a Career Services Instructor at Salisbury University in Salisbury Maryland, where he advises students and teaches Personal Career Management. He is also head of purposeseeker.org, a ministry that assists young professionals to seek God's purpose in their careers. Aaron speaks for homeschool groups, schools, and churches, and has written for Campus Life Magazine/The Christian College Guide, Student Affairs Leader, Recruitment & Retention, The Journal of College Admission, and The Old School House Magazine.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Refreshed

author: Drew Karschner

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 8.30.2010 • author id: KaD3027710

word count:

Content

This is a 30-day journey to renew your faith. It is intended to provide readers the opportunity to understand their position before God and how they can reconnect and recommit to him. The target audience is high school and college students.

About the Author
The writer is the high school pastor at Crossroads Church in Newnan, Georgia. He holds a bachelor's in pastoral ministries and will soon complete a master's in church leadership. He leads a group of 200-300 highschoolers every week.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Forty Devotionals for Body, Soul, and Spirit

author: Idella Edwards

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 8.30.2010 • author id: EdI6295910

word count: 116

Content

This is a compilation of stories written to encourage those who wish "to shrink their body, grow their soul, and refresh their spirit." The writer has sent them by email to about 80 recipients over three years and has used them for a newspaper column entitled "Body & Soul."

About the Author
The writer has lived in eight states and is active in the Aldersgate United Methodist Church where she is a Certified Lay Speaker and leads a weight-loss group. She is currently working on two other books.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: God's Truth about Fear

author: Brad Hicks

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 4.24.2010 • author id: HiB3706410

word count: 366

Content

These devotions for every day of the year guide the reader into biblical truths in believable ways so that readers will see themselves on each page. The book offers an understanding of what the "fear not" passages mean for their lives and apply scriptural truth about fear to their lives. Each entry contains a "promise," which is the positive counterpart of the negative "fear not." These devotions will challenge readers not to allow fear to debilitate their lives.

About the Author
Dr. Brad Hicks has been a pastor for forty-one years, with twenty-seven years of pastoral counseling and a strong ministry of crisis intervention. He holds a BS from Columbus College and MRE and DMin degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Beyond denominational and ministry connections, he also has connections with the US military and in the business world that would help provide publicity for his work.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: The Seen & the Unseen:

author: Jerry C. Crossley

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 4.24.2010 • author id: CrJ0821010

word count: 180

Content

This manuscript conveys an age-old truth derived from a passage in II Corinthians 4:18 (NIV): "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." We usually respond to what we can see, rather than to what we cannot see. We respond to all the problems which beset us, but fail to see God's power and presence in our life. Like Simon Peter, we are entirely aware of the quagmire into which we slowly sink, but are unaware of the Lord's outstretched hand. The writer's goal is for the reader to develop a "third eye," an inner vision that sees the fingerprints of God.

About the Author
For half a century, as an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, Crossley has pastored churches in the mountains, in towns, in the city, and finally in a small village. In that time he has observed and learned a lot about human nature and the nature of God. It is his passion to share with fellow travelers what he has found along this pilgrimage road.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: The Traveler's Companion

author: Jerilyn Jackson

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 3.25.2010 • author id: JaJ9863210

word count: 700

Content

The target audience for this small book, light to carry, and easy to slip into a pocket or bag, is the traveler friend or neighbor. Each 700 word daily devotional points to the true traveler's Companion, Jesus. Its contents are drawn from the writer's 40 years of experiences traveling with Jesus through the mundane and the exotic. Since the central theme is walking, it should have a broad appeal to all those who look for God in their daily walks, whether in foreign places, or simply around the corner. It is gentle reminder that God is with us everywhere, loves us constantly, and seeks our full commitment in everyday life.

About the Author
The writer, a former missionary, has been involved in Christian women's clubs as a board member, chairman, area representative, Bible study coordinator, children's work, and speaker. She offers to speak at these functions which would be a good place to promote a book. She has been published in Decision, Moody, Christian Reader, and various others.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Your Average Joe:

author: Joseph Schneller

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 3.25.2010 • author id: ScJ8010410

word count: 100

Content

Your Average Joe is a refreshing blend of pithy, biblically-grounded devotions and humor. The book targets everyday people desiring to live in faith amidst the joys and pains, the responsibilities and tragedies of life. It is for those tired of the canned answer. Through 30 daily devotions and a half-dozen humor articles, this book presents an honest, sometimes hilarious, exploration of the Christian pilgrimage through this fallen world. The author stands on the conviction that the Bible is the word of God, the sole source of truth, and the totality of God's written revelation to humankind. Through Your Average Joe, the author seeks to speak the word that sustains the weary.

About the Author
Joseph Schneller's publishing credentials include has been published in Focus on the Family magazine, Thriving Family magazine, Clubhouse magazine, Colorado Parent magazine, and The Denver Post local insert, which honored him with a "Best of 2006" award. He is featured in the Christian Writers Guild (CWG) brochure, and his writing has been highlighted in the alumni publications of both CWG and Whitworth College. He is a husband, a father of two, and an elder at Grace Chapel Castle Rock in Colorado. Potential marketing avenues include Joseph's church, CWG, the Whitworth alumni publication, and magazine bylines.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Praying for Your Kid's Character:

author: Angela Pisel

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 3.24.2010 • author id: PiA2860110

word count: 120

Content

Praying for Your Kids Character is a 31-day devotional guide for parents who want to be intentional about raising kids with godly character. The book includes 31 daily devotions, character building ideas, and prayers, all aimed at strengthening our children's character. The book will encourage parents to invite the Holy Spirit to help them mold and shape their children. They will also be challenged to seize opportunities that influence the character of their children through daily interactions in and out of the home. This book is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers who want to be intentional about raising children who stand firm and refuse to compromise.

About the Author
Angela Pisel OTR, CCLC has been working with children and families for over 20 years. With a degree in occupational therapy from Washington University in St. Louis, Angela has treated children with both physical and emotional disabilities. She has been published in ParentLife (Lifeway) and Proverbs 31 magazine and Crosswalk.com. She is the author of a blog entitled "31 Ways to Pray for your Child." In a short amount of time, the blog has been read all across the United States and in eight different countries and has led to speaking opportunities for Angela. Co-author Jackie Escano Perry MS, LPC, NCC is a counselor in a Christian private practice and a graduate of Duke University. Jackie is a regular speaker in schools and churches throughout North Carolina on topics relating to teenagers and parenting. She was the author of a monthly column in the Hickory Daily Record (Family Issues), 2006-2007. She has also published an article in the Journal of Psychology and Christianity.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Comprehending God

author: Daniel D. Zimmerle

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 2.20.2010 • author id: ZiD3721110

word count:

Content

The series of devotionals explore biblical teachings on the nature of God. Beginning in Genesis 1:1: the writer's sole purpose is to study the scriptures looking for God; what He's like, what He does, His names, His character, His qualities and qualifications, etc. Every devotion revealing God will have a corresponding devotion with the same title that looks at the person of Jesus Christ, showing that He is God in the flesh, very God of very God, not just from the theological perspective, but also from the practical, thus proving His words, "If you have seen me, you have seen the Father." Each study is designed to bring the reader face to face with God, and then ask, "How does this apply to me?" The three part series covers Comprehending God: God Reveals Himself,, Comprehending God: God and Abraham, and Comprehending God: God and the Patriarchs

About the Author
Dan Zimmerle attended Tennessee Temple University for three years, Shelton Bible College for one year, and Middle Tennessee State University for three years. Dan brings practical insights to deep truths. As a husband, father, CEO, soul winner, preacher, author, radio speaker, recovery minister, counselor, and evangelistic preacher, he has learned from experience the truths taught in these pages. His first work, His Utmost in My Lowest, sold 4000 copies in its first year without major marketing.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Ocean Breeze:

author: Brian J. Waldrop

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 11.28.2009 • author id: WaB4523109

word count: 120

Content

Ocean Breeze: Inspirational Moments with God at the Beach is a positive book of 50 daily devotions written to help beach-going vacationers (or those wishing they were at the beach) connect with God. Like a nutritional power bar, each devotion is purposely brief and poignant, providing spiritual energy to busy tourists on the go. By matching one aspect of the beach environment with a specific biblical truth, each devotion leaves vacationers with something to reflect upon throughout their day.

About the Author
Brian J. Waldrop is an avid traveler to Florida's North and Central East Coast, from which many of the illustrations in this book came. Brian, who holds a bachelor's degree in Bible from Cincinnati Christian University, is an experienced writer and copy editor. His devotions, articles, stories, and Bible background commentary have been published over 200 times in more than 50 publications.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Love Beyond Degree:

author: Starla Shattler

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 11.26.2009 • author id: ShS3385209

word count: 65

Content

This book prepares a reader's heart for the greatest celebration of all - Easter. The forty reflective devotions are an appealing invitation to join Jesus on his journey to the cross and beyond. After framing Christ's mission in three initial reflections, the manuscript carries the focus of Christ's sacrifice throughout its portrayals of his miracles, his teachings, and the final days of his ministry. Congregations, small groups, youth/college groups, and individuals will find this book a useful tool in their Easter/Lenten celebration. The writer's engaging angle enables the reader to rethink the familiar in fresh and deeper ways, and the book's content calls for a consideration of one's own responses to the truths Jesus lived and explained. As readers follow God's redemptive plan from the start to the summit, their hearts will be ready to rejoice in God's amazing gift of love beyond degree.

About the Author
Starla Shattler is a speaker and teacher whose passions are the Word of God and words about God. She leads Bible studies in her community and speaks at events and retreats. She has developed Sunday school/small group material for several churches and was a contributing writer for Max Lucado's 3:16 Church Experience Workbook from LifeWay. She designed the Tools of the Trade Discipleship Curriculum for Strategies4Life and authored the reference insert in The Decision Maker's Bible. She is the state spiritual life chairman for the Associate Reformed Presbyterian denominational women's ministries and is the mother of three girls.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Blind, a devotional series

author: Janay Garrick

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 10.28.2009 • author id: GaJ9136209

word count: 384

Content

Blind is a devotional series for the post-college or in-college, the "where-am-I-going-now?" crowd. It's a devotional for those in transition. For those asking God, "Where am I headed? Toward marriage? Toward a career? Which path should I take? Can I take both? How do I choose?" It's for those who are saying to themselves, "My life has been mapped out up until now, but now I'm blind. I am lost. I am searching." Blind is a modern devotional for those who desire authentic thought and shared experiences that they can relate to as they struggle to relate to God. Blind is My Utmost for His Highest speaking to Generation X and Y in their language with God's unchanging message.

About the Author
As part of Generation X, the author is passionate about reaching about her generation with honest and authentic dialogue about God. She's an ordained pastor, serving as a career missionary to orphans and vulnerable children in Africa. She holds a BA in creative writing from Pepperdine University and is currently completing her master's degree in cross-cultural studies at Fuller Theological Seminary.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Since I Met You

author: Jana Terrasi

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 9.23.2009 • author id: TeJ4818709

word count: 20

Content

Since I Met You is an artistic collaboration of music and design developed as a devotional/audio introduction to God for the new believer. The purpose in this project was to distribute the booklets to new believers at local church outreach events and make them available to churches committed to evangelistic pursuits. Each page provides a short commentary on the "new followed by scripture and daily meditations/confessions. Audio supplements reflect the page-by-page scripture references.

About the Author
The book was written and designed by Jana Terrasi, owner of Gateway Creative Group. Music and lyrics were written and performed by Aaron Golematis, owner/voiceover, A-2 Studios. Jana Terrasi has a bachelors degree in marketing and an associates degree in computer graphics technology. Since the early 1990's, Aaron Golematis works as a voiceover talent, video editor and musician. Aaron has written and recorded on a variety of albums some of which include "The Nations Will Praise," "Amalgamation" [by Pleze Raybon], "Body and Soul" [by Matt Giraud], "The Little Big Band" [by Samson & Twila Canistraci], "42" [Amandahalula]. He is currently creative director and lead vocalist for the band Omni.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Lessons from the Lord:

author: David Lensner

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 7.24.2009 • author id: LeD9259509

word count: 315

Content

One hundred expositional devotionals based on the life and teachings of Jesus explaining the major lessons Jesus taught, both doctrinal and practical. Included are the sermon on the mount, his parables, the Olivet discourse, His teaching at the last supper, and numerous other teachings. The events of Jesus' life are also studied, including his birth, baptism, temptation, arrest and trials, crucifixion, and resurrection. Particular attention is paid to how to apply Jesus' lessons to our lives. An appendix discusses 20 names of Jesus that are found in the Bible. Lessons from the Lord explains Jesus' teachings from the four gospels in one relatively short book.

About the Author
In 2007, David Lensner self-published a book of 210 New Testament devotionals titled The Joy of the New Covenant, now available on the internet. He is currently marketing another book of devotionals based on the early Old Testament books, and he has drafted another book of devotionals based on the remainder of the Old Testament. He teaches adult Bible classes at his home church and hopes to expand his outreach to speaking at weekend retreats.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Being Transformed

author: Creola Thomas

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 6.19.2009 • author id: ThC6062409

word count: 120

Content

Being Transformed is an eight-week devotional book developed to help Christians grow in the faith day by day. The book was published by Art Unshackled, Chicago.

About the Author
Creola Thomas has been produced both internationally and within the US. She earned a BA from Columbia College and a master's degree in education from Northeastern (IL) University.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Facebook with Jesus

author: Margot Kennedy

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 6.18.2009 • author id: KeMNonUS09

word count: 130

Content

Through the analogy of Facebook, Kennedy guides readers into a deepening relationship with Jesus, the Living Word. In a world where people are searching for meaningful connections through social networks, she emphasizes relationship with Jesus as the most fulfilling friendship one can have. Those who accept Jesus as a friend can experience a relationship with him through his Word. Facebook terminology is used to set up the format of each chapter. The Blog at the beginning helps the reader become acquainted with who Jesus is and shows how we connect with him through the Word of God. This is followed by a Profile of Jesus, and a Living Word Search in which readers can look up references on the topic. They are then guided by several questions which give them an opportunity to respond by Composing a message to Jesus, and have a Chat with him. The section entitled Flair leads the reader to links that provide songs, song lyrics, culture/art, on-line Bible versions, and suggested reading on the topic.

About the Author
A graduate of Nyack College, Nyack, NY, Kennedy spent 15 years in West Africa teaching the Word to women and young people with The Christian and Missionary Alliance. During a period where her husband served as Assistant V.P. for International Ministries of their denomination, Kennedy served in the Division of Church Ministries in Christian Education and Missions Mobilization. During these years of ministry she wrote the music for a children's musical, Kids on a Mission, based on The Great Commission, and helped co-write the script. She currently serves with her husband as the interim pastoral couple for Trinity International Church in the heart of Paris where she teaches a Bible study for university students. She will have opportunity to speak to church women's groups, as well as at women's retreats and conferences.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Pilgrim:

author: Luis Aragon

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 6.17.2009 • author id: ArLNonUS09

word count: 120

Content

The book is the fruit of 90 days of business travel each year for the past eleven years. The stories tell of a traveler's honest search for righteousness and share his experience in trying to walk with God in the midst of the challenges and stresses that accompany being on the road. "The book tells about how I have won many battles, while acknowledging I have lost my share. It deals with trials we may face as Christians--trials which are not unlike those faced every day at home yet can be more difficult to overcome on the road. A business traveler, like a pilgrim, has a very specific purpose, a clear destination, a goal that is beyond the trip itself. Every trip should bring the pilgrim closer to the final goal."

About the Author
Luis Aragon is a husband and father of two, and a 30-year member of Tree of Life Christian Community in San Jose, Costa Rica. A university professor of exercise science, for eleven years he also worked as a consultant required to spend more than 25% of the year traveling internationally. He has been a guest speaker at Focus on the Family's Spanish radio broadcast (three programs on "A Guide for the Frequent Traveler").

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Journeys: Devotions for Travelers

author: Keith Clouten

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 5.24.2009 • author id: ClKNonUS09

word count:

Content

A collection of 52 devotional readings written for people traveling or vacationing, though for "arm-chair" travelers as well. Each reading, one page, plus a map and other information, is based on the journey of a Bible character, with equal representation from Old and New Testaments.

About the Author
Australian born, Keith Clouten has lived and worked in three countries. As a library consultant to mission schools in third-world countries, and also as a Christian group tour leader, Keith's travels have taken him to more than eighty countries on six continents. His previously published books include Hunter Valley Bushwalk (a story of his 550-mile trek around the perimeter of one of Australia's eastern river valleys), and Reid's Mistake (a popular history of the Lake Macquarie region of eastern Australia). The book should appeal to a diverse population of travelers - domestic and foreign vacationers, Christian group travel, participants on all kinds of mission trips, those in military service. Keith would promote the book to at least 250 Christians who have participated on tours which he and his wife have organized and led. In addition, he would like to purchase 300 copies of the book to use for personal gifts to individuals from his home community who volunteer for trips to Africa to relieve suffering and poverty.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: A Year of Living the Word

author: Douglas D. Stokke

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 5.21.2009 • author id: StD5024809

word count: 140

Content

An Iowa church family set a goal of reading the Bible in one year, using a chronological version of scripture. This devotional was spawned when the writer set out to write a series of weekly reflections to share with his adult Sunday school fellowship. The book contains fifty-four devotional pieces; one for each week of the year, with two additional reflections for Palm Sunday and Easter. Beginning with Genesis and ending with Revelation, each devotional is based on the writer's personal reflection, musings, or a practical applications of the scripture verse of the week.

About the Author
Douglas Stokke has served his church as an elder, and as a Sunday school teacher and facilitator. He has participated in short-term missions stints, and occasionally preaches. He and his wife live with their daughter in Story City, Iowa.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Loving Jesus

author: Howard Ballentine

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 4.26.2009 • author id: BaH3354409

word count: 74

Content

This is a series of devotionals, previously published under a different title. It is designed to instruct and inspire the reader to love and follow the Lord more intimately. The book gives testimony to the rewards of a life of humility, purity, simplicity, and beauty.

About the Author
The writer is a graduate of Florida State University (BS, Industrial Arts Education) and has taught children's Sunday school for over thirty years.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Still Counting:

author: Frances Simpson

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 4.25.2009 • author id: SiF2821509

word count:

Content

This manuscript contains 115 devotionals, one page each, concerning topics of interest to senior adults. The overall text is Psalm 90:12, "Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." The devotionals are divided into four sections: Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing.

About the Author
The writer states, "I have been the wife of a pastor and church leader in the Church of the Nazarene for over 50 years. I've had over 150 articles published in various church publications. Clothed in Purple, a devotional book for women, was published in 1991 by Beacon Hill Press. Faith that Risks All, a study book on Ruth and Esther, was also published by Beacon Hill in 1985."

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Words for Troubled Times

author: Michael Nicolosi

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 4.25.2009 • author id: NiM0700109

word count: 344

Content

This is not only a devotional, but also a commentary and helps book that brings the practicality of the Bible into the 21st century. With 52 sections one can read a section each week of the year, identify with the scripture, and obtain a modern answer to the weekly issue. Each section discusses an issue that all Christians encounter and helps the reader get through the week. The work addresses issues that the church might consider "sticky." It seeks to encourage Christians that though they're hurting, they're not alone in their battles.

About the Author
Michael Nicolosi has been a Christian minister and Bible teacher for over 30 years. His first book, Jesus, the Law and Today's Christian, explains the roots of Christianity and its attachment to the law. It's also a primer for Jewish ministry. Michael has spoken at many outreaches in the Northeast, taught the Bible on radio, and spoken at various churches on numerous biblical subjects. Along with his wife, Patty, (who has contributed various articles in this book), Michael calls on a vast array of experience to help the Christian deal with the troubled world we live in. Michael has recently pastored Zionway church in Woodbridge, NJ.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Praying the Gospels with Martin Luther

author: Paul Wayne Meier

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 3.26.2009 • author id: MeP4202509

word count: 220

Content

The Luther Decade began in September, 2008 and will culminate on the 500th anniversary of the posting of Martin Luther's 95 thesis in Wittenberg, Germany, in 2017. Many will survey his contributions to the faith during the next ten years. In what Luther considered one of his greatest works, a collection of sermons called the "Church Postil," he interpreted biblical texts and applied them to the practice of daily living. Meier has written prayers based on the gospel sermons to teach the principles of his practical theology in a way that makes them accessible to the average person. These prayers provoke a spirit of reform that recognizes we love God best when we love our neighbor.

About the Author
Meier received a masters of divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and a masters of Sacred Theology from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He is a second career Lutheran pastor influenced by Luther's practical theology of living in the freedom of the gospel. He has articles published in Pray!, Alive Now, The Lutheran, Lutheran Partners, and Leadership. Coming from a career in marketing and sales, he enjoys finding creative ways to promote his work.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: The Twenty Other 3:16s

author: R.L. MacKenzie

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 3.24.2009 • author id: MaR5306609

word count:

Content

John 3:16 is one of the most familiar Bible verses. In The Twenty Other 3:16s, all books of the New Testament sharing this verse location are visited. God directs us to know his word, yet Bible study and memorization can be a challenge for even the most sincere Christian - especially those for whom memorization is problematic. While the objective of this devotional is not intentionally a mnemonic study, the shared chapter and verse format certainly does help build a repertoire. Beyond that, the format assists in developing familiarity with the individual books and structure of the New Testament. Most importantly, this devotional enhances one's intimacy with God through its all-encompassing framework. Each presentation consists of a verse, body, and a prayer. Adaptable for small group study.

About the Author
A seminary graduate (MAR--Trinity International University/Deerfield, IL), the writer serves as Editorial Assistant and writer for Just Between Us, a quarterly publication of Elmbrook Community Church (Brookfield, WI). An Early Childhood Education professional (YMCA at Pabst Farms/Oconomowoc, WI), the writer generates spiritual development curriculum for teaching Christian Studies to preschoolers, and also serves on the Christian Emphasis Committee there. A part-time instructor for the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, the author currently teaches adult continuing education workshops.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Day by Day with the Best Of Spurgeon:

author: Dolores E. Coupland

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 3.24.2009 • author id: CoDNonUS09

word count: 366

Content

Charles Spurgeon once wrote, "Paul did well when he turned ignoramus, and determined to know nothing among the Corinthians except Jesus Christ and him crucified. As the harp of Anacreon would resound love alone, so would I have but one sole subject for my ministry--the love and loveliness of my Lord." This devotional book will be a tribute to Spurgeon and a fulfillment of his desires with the cross central the whole book centered on Jesus and on his great sacrifice for us and what he means to us. He is our salvation, our treasure, our heaven, our all! Most of the devotionals have been assembled from choice thoughts gleaned from his sermons. Some material has also been included from Morning and Evening, Day by Day, The Saint & His Saviour, and Spurgeon at His Best.

About the Author
The author has only assembled choice thoughts from the writings of Spurgeon, modernized the language to some extent, and rearranged sentences to make them more readable. There is still a great interest in his writings. Dolores E. Coupland presents the manuscript as one whose life has been greatly impacted by Spurgeon's ministry.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Talking Back to God: Prayerful Meditations

author: Dick C. Adams

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 12.18.2008 • author id: AdD0330108

word count: 385

Content

Talking Back to God is a book of daily prayers, each a response to something Jesus said. In addition to 366 days, there are nine additional prayers, eight appropriate to Holy Week and one for Thanksgiving. The prayers were written over a span of 30 years, and often take the form of meditations. They reflect many themes and moods, some being joyful, some sad, some containing humor, some blunt and others lyrical.

About the Author
Dick Adams writes, "My credentials for writing the book are simply put: I do pray, and I think I do so imaginatively. I am a retired intelligence officer, serving in various locations in Asia and Africa, with temporary duty assignments in Europe. Since retirement, I have been active not only in churches but also in prisons and was one of the earliest volunteers with Habitat for Humanity."

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: The Christ of Christmas:

author: Laurence & Lori Brown

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 11.19.2008 • author id: BrL0386008

word count: 99

Content

The Christ of Christmas is a unique devotional booklet designed to help holiday-stressed individuals focus on Jesus Christ during the month of December. It does this by means of daily Scripture reading, a brief, but meaningful devotional, application questions and suggested fun and memorable family activities. Equally suitable for families or individuals, it is thought-provoking for adults as well as practical and understandable for children. The Christ of Christmas has been used by numerous families and individuals as well as by several churches for Sunday school curriculum and Bible studies. The plan of the book takes the reader from the need for a Savior through the Old Testament messianic prophecies to a multi-faceted, fresh approach to the New Testament Christmas story.

About the Author
This pastor and wife team, in fulltime ministry since 1986, have spent twenty years in pastoral ministry in upstate New York and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Currently Laurence Brown ministers at the First Baptist Church of North Conway. The Browns have a deep love for writing and conveying God's truth through the written word.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Angelo's Christmas Miracle

author: Joanna Zeiner

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 10.25.2008 • author id: ZeJ7786408

word count: 10

Content

This "could have happened" story is based around the actual village, time element, and event of St. Francis of Assisi's first Christmas nativity in Greccio, Italy. Angelo, a stone mason, struggles with anger at God for allowing his beloved Maria to be blinded by a scorching fever. The story unfolds metaphorically as Angelo sculpts a perfect baby that is "not for God, but for Maria's hands only." Angelo's self-inflicted guilt in not being able to protect Maria is resolved at the first manger scene in understanding that God really does know the grief and pain of seeing a child suffer. In the final scene Angelo understands that God's gift in the manger is his own perfect gift given for Angelo.

About the Author
The author has been a missionary for 12 years with The CornerStone Int'l working in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. This is her first novella.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Words of Life:

author: Linda Winter-Hodgson

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 10.25.2008 • author id: WiL5626708

word count: 296

Content

This devotional book takes one or two verses from each of the Psalms and applies them to modern life. The premise of this book is that our good shepherd, Jesus, wants us to know and become familiar with his voice, and his voice can be heard, speaking "words of life" to us in each of the Old Testament Psalms. Each short devotional offers encouragement to build one's faith.

About the Author
Linda Winter-Hodgson has one previously self-published book entitled, A Cup Of Kindness: A Loving Toast To Those Who've Gone Before, which she sold in her small town's bookstores. It sold 750 copies in a town of about 5,000 people. She has an English degree from the University of MN, Morris. Her church affiliation is with New Testament churches (Morris Community Church), and she teaches music at a private Catholic Christian school. She has been asked to speak at local churches and clubs, and enjoys public speaking engagements.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Psalms:

author: Lynnda Ell

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 10.22.2008 • author id: ElL7012508

word count: 170

Content

Answered prayer is one of the most powerful forces in creation. An effective way to release God's power through prayer is to pray back to him the words in the Bible. Psalms - A Book of Prayer was written to show one way of praying them back to God. Some of the prayers are deeply personal. Others look past personal and family needs and address the need to connect with other issues and other parts of God's kingdom. The book is formatted to have the Psalm on the left page(s) with the prayer based on the Psalm on the right page(s). An occasional blank page may be used for nature photographs or left blank for the reader to write their own prayers. The goal of the book is to get readers to spend more time praying than in studying prayer. By example, it teaches how to pray specifically, honestly and expectantly.

About the Author
Lynnda Ell has been an active Christian for over 50 years and has led prayer teams and taught classes on praying. She saw so many people who were afraid to pray that she was led to write this book. It provides a way for them to pray specifically, honestly and effectually. This book gives the reader a chance to pray instead of studying prayer. Lynnda Ell is a member of the Lakeview Christian Center where she ministers on the prayer team. She has a BS in electrical engineering. She spent 20 years working for an electrical power company where she wrote technical papers and regularly gave presentation at conferences.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Good Moanin'

author: Fred Prince

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 9.25.2008 • author id: PrF6271208

word count: 120

Content

This collection of stories from life and the faith lessons learned from those experiences affirms that if we learn not to take life too seriously and we acquire the ability to laugh at ourselves we are better equipped for life and for faith. The faith lessons are taken from being a part of a family, from being a father, from others, every day life, and from Emmanuel. The stories aim to help the Christian see there is such a thing as "good moanin'" as they face the unexpected in life, and will appeal to pastors as ways to illustrate their sermons.

About the Author
The writer has been a pastor for 25 years, a father for 26 years, a husband for 29 years, and a son for 52 years. He graduated from Olivet Nazarene University and received a master's of divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Be Still and Know a Calm in the Middle of a Storm . . .

author: Christy Nottingham

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 9.25.2008 • author id: NoC9534808

word count:

Content

Be Still and Know a Calm in the Middle of a Storm For Those Who Struggle With Bipolar has 60 devotionals. The format includes a biblical scripture, an observation about how that scripture applies (with examples from the writer's life), and an action plan. The page next to the devotional is a page where the reader can journal their thoughts or work on their action plan.

About the Author
The writer states, "I was diagnosed with bipolar in 2000 and have used many of my own experiences in this book. I also am the social services director at a long term locked psychiatrist hospital. I have worked there for nine years and have experience working with the mentally ill. I have taught groups, counseled residents and have done many assessments and reports."

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: And Her Name Shall Be Called . . .

author: Kathryn Hendershot

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 9.25.2008 • author id: HeK4035608

word count: 398

Content

In this forty-day devotional for women, the sacred life stories of forty Christian women living today are shared one a day. Their testimonies are listed alphabetically by first name, with the meaning of the name, followed with a suitable scripture reference. These women include a school secretary, a photographer, an emergency room director, two medical doctors, two teachers, five nurses, five professors, fifteen missionaries, ten ministers, thirty-two mothers, twenty-nine wives, and eleven singles. Also included: the President of Christians for Biblical Equality, Commissioner of The Salvation Army, the President of Asbury College, and three founders of missionary groups. Their stories present a powerful testimony of the Holy Spirit working in the lives of women today -- bringing glory to God, as well as encouragement and empowerment to the reader.

About the Author
Kathryn holds a doctorate in missiology from Asbury Theological Seminary. She is the author of E. Stanley Jones Had a Wife, and Life Lessons of a Desperate Housewife. She and her husband, John, have been married for forty-three years. They have three married children and five grandchildren.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Feasts for Lent

author: Deacon Patricia Marks

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 9.24.2008 • author id: MaD3160208

word count: 50

Content

Feasts for Lent is a collection of meditations about the saints whose commemorations occur during Lent. Often these "feasts" are put aside for the more traditional fasts of the season; yet if we look closely, we see that these faithful witnesses were disciplined enough to spend their lives fasting from the lures and attractions of a secular life. They found joy in their vocation of being Christ's hands and feet in the world, and they found peace in the knowledge of his continued presence. These ordinary human beings, moved by the Holy Spirit, model the kind of work we can, with God's grace, perform in the world. As such, each poses a Lenten lesson for those who are preparing themselves, heart, mind, and soul, for Easter.

About the Author
Patricia Marks retired from Valdosta State University as a professor of English. She is an ordained Deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia and serves at Christ Church, Valdosta. Her academic specialty is Victorian literature and she has published five books and over sixty reviews and papers in that discipline.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Twelve Months of Sundays:

author: June Blankenship Pugh

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 8.24.2008 • author id: PuJ3735208

word count: 230

Content

This is a collection of devotions for each Sunday of the year. The topics are appropriate for the season, holiday and/or religious observances of the month. Each devotion includes a related scripture, a prayer and an assignment for the coming week called "Walking in the Light." The work seeks to meet the needs of busy Christians who desire spiritual growth. The emphasis is on setting aside a quiet time for personal devotion on Sunday and following the faith-building and growth-producing assignment throughout the coming week. This book can also complement another daily Bible study or devotional plan. It can provide a timely and challenging devotion for a Sunday school class, Bible study, prayer group, or any organization's meeting. Because the devotions are not dated, the reader can begin at any point during the year.

About the Author
June Blankenship Pugh is a wife, mother, nurse, teacher and internationally published author. She has a masters degree in psychiatric nursing. Her experience has been in mental health, substance abuse, stress management, employee relations and motivational training. She has been a local church leader and has taught adult Sunday school for seven years. She is a United Methodist Lay Speaker. The author can provide a list of endorsers who hold prominent positions in the United Methodist Church. She anticipates the book would likely be reviewed in Methodist publications and included on the "Suggested Reading List" of the United Methodist Women. June will promote her book through a widespread network of friends and associates, who represent a variety of Christian denominations. She enjoys speaking at workshops and training sessions, and would be available to share the message of putting faith into action and actively growing in Christ.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Coram Deo:

author: Marisa Rickerson

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 7.25.2008 • author id: RiM7862808

word count:

Content

"Coram Deo," a Latin phrase meaning "before the face of God," provides the title for this book about being closer to God in our kitchens, work place, and daily activities than we are when in a cathedral or prayer closet. The concepts of this 40-day devotional came after the author was led through a 40-day fast that required her heart's eyes to be trained on him nearly every moment in order to make it. If it was possible to have heart wholly prepared and focused on him even after the fast was over, she wanted like nothing else to find out how to do it. Hence, this in one simple two-word phrase: Coram Deo.

About the Author
While driving home from a Beth Moore conference after hearing the life-changing words, Coram Deo, Marisa responded to the Lord's invitation into ministry. As she continued driving home through one west Texas harvest field after another, the picture of the endless fields became engraved on her heart as the Lord imparted his vision for the Great Harvest. Marisa has had more than fifteen years of writing and teaching experience. She has self-published several of her books for Bible studies, retreats and conferences. She also sells books on her website, MarisaRickerson.com.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Heart to Heart

author: Don Goulding

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 7.25.2008 • author id: GoD9838208

word count: 733

Content

For every day of the year, a scripture is quoted and then followed by an illustration drawn from pastoral ministry, the mission field, and personal struggles in the Christian walk. With candor, passion, and creativity the beauty and challenge of maturing in Christ is illuminated. A brief prayer for each day seals the lesson into the reader's heart.

About the Author
After serving as pastor for two churches in California, Don Goulding was called into foreign missions. With his wife he now travels the world for the gospel. On twenty-four mission trips they have preached, trained pastors, and demonstrated Christ's love to people in Mexico, Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Zimbabwe, India, China, Hungary, and Pakistan.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: The Leadership Challenge:

author: Priscilla Archangel

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 5.25.2008 • author id: ArP4816708

word count:

Content

The Bible provides the best lessons on leadership, with many examples of both good and bad leaders. Leaders in business, industry, government, and every facet of life should look to the scriptures to understand how to discern and accomplish God's vision for their organization. Their leadership makes the difference in effectively carrying out God's will for his people and in fact blessing the people. The Leadership Challenge presents engaging stories of biblical leaders to provide life lessons designed to encourage and inspire faith-centered leadership.

About the Author
This book incorporates the author's 25 years of experience in human resources with a focus on leadership development, talent acquisition and management, coaching, and performance management. Dr. Archangel also has extensive experience in Christian education training, public motivational speaking, and coaching executives. The material can be presented at seminars, business meetings and used as magazine or newsletter articles. She will also work with the publisher to provide endorsements with appropriate leaders.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Mending the Broken Pottery: Picking up the Pieces of a Life

author: William L. Iler

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 3.20.2008 • author id: IlW2415308

word count:

Content

In the United States alone, there are millions of people who struggle with chronic health or pain conditions. This devotional guides the reader over a process of 40 days, encountering biblical themes which are very much a part of the journey with a chronic condition. Five Sections, each containing eight chapters, allow the reader to identify a deliberate process with a scriptural approach, leading toward wholeness. During this process, the reader will focus on Feeling, Accepting, Changing, Empowering, and Becoming. There are many books about the etiology of disease and pain processes or writer's own experiences with them, but few which give an intentional Christian mindset for approaching daily life. The book's use of narrative, scripturally based points, and a closing prayer for each day allows the reader to make the journey from Brokenness (chapter 1) to Hope (chapter 40).

About the Author
The target audience for this book would include people coping with chronic conditions, family or friends who are exposed to such a condition in someone they love, and those in ministry positions who want to have a clearer understanding of how one navigates the challenges of life with a chronic condition. The author has a BA in psychology from Wake Forest University, an MDiv from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and two and a half years of Clinical Pastoral Education. An ordained Baptist minister, he has served as a healthcare chaplain for 18 years (12 years as a Director of Pastoral Care) currently serving in the Roanoke Valley of southwest Virginia. He is Board Certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains. As one who has suffered with a chronic pain condition, his approach to living a life of wholeness has been gleaned from working with patients as well as in understanding both the blessings and burdens of living life with limitations.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Grace in Progress:

author: Phyllis Nissila

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 2.21.2008 • author id: NiP9747708

word count: 44

Content

The work offers 200-500 word reflections on God's grace at work drawing, redeeming, and transforming. Anecdotal and descriptive observations gleaned in the author's thirty-plus years as a "believer in progress" suggest spiritual life emerging and maturing. Reader response prompts are included.

About the Author
Phyllis Nissila is an award-winning former newspaper columnist. She has written numerous devotionals for Pathways to God, The Quiet Hour and Standard's Devotions. Her inspirational features have appeared in Virtue, Sunday Digest, Our Family, Standard, and Herald of Holiness among other magazines, and she is a contributor to www.comfortcafe.net. She teaches high school and community college writing and literature classes, among other subjects, and teaches writers' workshops. She holds a BA from George Fox University and an MA from California State University. The website www.comfortcafe.net (CC), established in 2006, reports readers in 13 countries (including the US). Some of the devotionals have appeared, or may appear, in CC. The author also belongs to Northwest Christian Writers Association, another marketing and sales venue, where she has occasionally taught writers' workshops.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Talk with Jesus

author: Kelly Madden

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 2.20.2008 • author id: MaK957220801

word count: 127

Content

Each of 15 chapters deals with emotions and challenges we can all face at one time or another in our Christian walk. Life is not easy, and depending on our circumstances, sometimes we might not even know how to pray. It's in times like these that we need to sit at Jesus' feet and hear him speak to our hearts. As a person meditates on the scriptures, renewing their minds with God's truth, God will encourage, strengthen and speak just the words they need to hear. The manuscript includes topical scripture, prayers, and space for journaling.

About the Author
Kelly Madden served on the women's ministry board at her church. She has spoken at retreats, led workshops, and in the past led a Bible study in her home for five years. In 1998 she started a small business, His Word Publications, and self-published Getting God's Perspective, which has been sold worldwide, and Talk with Jesus. She has been writing for more then ten years, completing two books and numerous articles for her church newsletter. This study came out of her Christian walk over the past 28 years.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: An Easter Walk:With Christ from Palm Sunday to the Ascension

author: Zan Marie Steadham

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 1.24.2008 • author id: StZ3017908

word count: 58

Content

The work invites the reader to walk with Christ during his last week on earth before the crucifixion. The devotions follow Jesus step-by-step on his last trip to Jerusalem and the temple. They examine his last sermon and last prayers, and his glorious victory over sin, death, and separation from God. The forty devotions are set up to be read one a day during Lent or any time the reader wants to appreciate the sacrifice of our Lord. Because it is presented in a chronological sequence of events, readers will find that many of the familiar and best-loved events of Christ's life took place during his final week before crucifixion.

About the Author
Zan Marie Steadham has twenty-eight years of experience teaching teens and adults, and has the ability to explain the setting and the ideas expressed in the scriptural text succinctly. She holds a BA and MA in history, and an EdS in social studies education. She is the author of Our Foundation, a Children's History of Carrollton First Baptist Church and On a Firm Foundation - The Continuing History of Carrollton First Baptist Church 2002-2007, and is also a member of Carrollton Creative Writers Club.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Gardens to Garden:

author: Daryl Zoellner

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 1.24.2008 • author id: ZoDNonUS08

word count: 95

Content

The biblical gardens Frederic Baudin brings into focus are both real and figurative and worth exploring or revisiting. D'un jardin a l'Autre is a book that bridges the gap between Deep Ecology and Christ's view of Creation. Many who are environmentally savvy are pressing for reform of our behavior patterns and blame Christians for being slow to respond. Frederic Baudin writes this essay to open a biblical, systematic theological pathway from an ecologist's viewpoint in order to mercifully deal with the doubt concerning Christian non-involvement. The essay moves back and forth from a discussion of spontaneous conservative economics and environmental concerns to the godly biblical concern for the right use of this world to which our master will return and fill all in all. Creation is visited with a view for re-creation or redemption in the future New Heaven and New Earth that God places before us.

About the Author
This essay was translated by Daryl Zoellner who has been working with French-speaking churches and ministries since 1983 in the eastern Canadian province of Quebec. The author is licensed to minister to the Evangelical Free Church of France and has provided continued service to his native country in the areas of culture, literature and politics. The author's mentors include Jacques Ellul, Henri Blocher, John Stott, and Edmund Clowney. He serves as vice-president of the French Evangelical Alliance. Several of his books have been published (biography, essays, novels) and he received the French Protestant author's prize awarded by La Cause in 1998 for his novel En quete de l'infime. He received his university degrees in biogeography and ecology from the Sorbonne, Paris, and the Faculty of Sciences, Marseille. His modern arts and theology degrees are from the Faculty of Arts and the Reformed Evangelical Seminary in Aix-en-Provence, France.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Take Me Home, Windrider

author: Rev. Dr. Jeff Knighton

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 1.23.2008 • author id: KnR6787108

word count: 130

Content

These 52 devotions/reflections are offered from the perspective of a cowboy turned pastor who uses past cowboy experiences to illustrate how he has found the glory of God evident in all things, and sometimes in quite surprising ways and places. They are undated so they can be read from page one beginning at any time of the year. There are also a few b/w photo and/or artistic illustrations offered.

About the Author
Jeff Knighton has been a full-time ordained pastor for some 20 years, serving churches in the Disciples of Christ denomination in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Raised in the Texas panhandle, he spent countless hours in the saddle as a friend or hired hand on local ranches, and also has life experience as a college instructor, carpenter, and in both broadcast and print journalism. He is a published poet, author of devotions, photographer and artist; and enjoys connecting his work as a pastor with stories gleaned from his past, particularly those from his days as a working cowboy.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: The Inside of the Cup: A Devotional based on Mark’s gospel

author: Gerald C. “Jeb” Monge

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 12.31.2012 • author id: MoG5660112

word count:

Content

The table of contents is simply the breakdown of the sixteen chapters of Mark’s gospel.

About the Author
The writer states, “I am seventy-three years old. I have a Master’s of Divinity from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. I have had a career in the parish ministry and a business career (president of Monge and Associates). I have studied Greek since 1963 and Hebrew since 1966. My specialty is translating the scriptures and writing devotionals based on that work. I have worked on Mark’s gospel since 1965, having translated it several times and written one book on it which is entitled A Spiritual Memoir (Reflections on Mark’s Gospel). For The Inside of the Cup I translated it once again and wrote an in-depth devotional.”

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: My Grandmother's Prayers

author: Kay Swatkowski

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 1.26.2013 • author id: SwK6000213

word count: 40,000

Content

“I am a Christian today, because my grandmother prayed for me.” "My grandmother's prayers kept me from making choices that would have ruined my life." These inspiring stories of transformation and faith grab grandparents’ hearts and encourage them to be diligent about intercessory prayer for their grandchildren.

My Grandmother’s Prayers is a 30-day prayer guide for grandparents who are committed to praying for the spiritual and emotional well-being of their grandchildren. Using personal stories and illustrations, this book encourages grandparents to pray for more than their grandchildren’s material success or achievements. The Beatitudes, Lord’s Prayer, 23rd Psalm and other well-known Scriptures provide a framework for daily prayer as grandparents call out to God on behalf of their grandchildren. Each daily reading ends with a list of appropriate Scriptures for prayer as well as book recommendations and activities that prompt spiritual conversations and foster closeness in the grandparent/grandchild relationship.

About the Author

Kay Swatkowski holds a degree in elementary education and a masters in pastoral counseling. She currently counsels in a local church setting and spends much of her time with young families. Kay and her husband, Ray, have thirty-five years of ministry experience. Ray was vice president of Baptist General Conference and now works directly with churches. Kay spent many years as a District Women’s Ministry Director and Children’s Ministry Director in a local church. A successful blog for grandmothers allows her to connect with grandparents across the United States.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Proverbs of Ancient Wisdom: A Contemporary Application of the Proverbs of Solomon

author: Jon Tal Murphree

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 1.31.2013 • author id: MuJ3057713

word count: 119,030 With footnotes: 131,0

Content

The work consists of 367 one-page applications of the proverbs of Solomon. The project is intended for a general reading audience rather than academic, though I have done scholarly research on each proverb. A special feature is that most of my support material has been taken from classical literature, with few if any anecdotes or personal experiences. The content is rich with resource material for preachers and other speakers, including both literary references and bite-size applications of the proverbs for sermon starters. The Subject Index includes 199 items, and Works Cited has 213 entries.

About the Author

Jon Tal Murphree is faculty emeritus at Toccoa Falls College in Georgia; former academic dean of Vennard College in Iowa; and former adjunct professor at Wesley Biblical Seminary in Mississippi. He holds a B.A. (English), Asbury U.; M.A. (Philosophy), U. Of Kentucky; M.Div., Asbury Theo. Seminary; and Litt.D. (honorary), Toccoa Falls College. He is an ordained clergyman in the United Methodist Church and has served as a conference speaker and church evangelist in more than 600 series (3-16 days each) with more than 65 denominations, in a majority of the U.S. states and in other countries. He has authored 19 earlier books, some inspirational, some academic (two by InterVarsity Press, two by Christian Publications, one by Baker Book House, one by Evangel Pub. House, three by Toccoa Falls College, three by Vennard College).

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: When Mary Met Jesus: What to Do When God Steps into Your Life

author: Henry Styron

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 3.8.2013 • author id: StH2879113

word count: 35,800

Content

God’s work in Mary’s life illustrates how He wants to care for and use us, and also how we should respond to Him.

Most of us couldn’t say when we first heard about Jesus.  We’ve forgotten what it was to meet Him for the first time, and we have grown somewhat unimpressed by the idea of God walking among us.  In When Mary Met Jesus, we'll think about what it must have been like for Mary, the first mortal to meet our Savior on human terms.  As He did with Mary, so God desires to have a fresh, vital, day-to-day life with us.  This book seeks to use Mary’s experiences as a model to teach us how to live in active relationship with a God who seeks us out.  It teaches from the biblical accounts of Mary’s life, and then takes lessons gleaned from those encounters and applies them to our own lives.

About the Author

Henry Styron is an ordained Southern Baptist minister with two decades of experience in full-time professional church ministry. He has two masters degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctor of ministry degree from Liberty University. He is the owner of “Confessions of a Supermarket Bagger,” a new weblog currently running more than one thousand unique visitors a month and growing.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: One Cycle in Sarah's Shoes: Twenty-Eight Meditations on Infertility and the Story of Sarah

author: Emilie Bishop

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 4.18.2013 • author id: BiE9802813

word count: 10,500

Content

Women struggling with infertility have heard many platitudes that only serve to increase their grief.  The account of Sarah in Genesis, however, offers an antidote to these.  Sarah's emotions are raw and she is honest before God, her husband, and herself.  For any woman who wants to focus on something besides her basal body temperature for one cycle, here is a deep look at the steps on Sarah's long, painful road to motherhood and renewed faith in the God who was with her all the time.

About the Author

Emilie Bishop holds a BA in creative writing from Purdue University and an MA from Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction program.  She has worked as a newspaper reporter in Lafayette, Indiana, and as a freelance children's author and a book reviewer for Kirkus Indie.  She writes, "My chief qualification for this book in particular, though, is a miscarriage and subsequent infertility journey, during which God graciously introduced me to His 'princess,' Sarah."

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: More than Devotion: Fifty Days of Remembrance & Resolve

author: Judy Salisbury

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 8.7.2013 • author id: SaJ9867413

word count: 53,500

Content

From Judy Salisbury, author of The Conversation, comes More than Devotion: Fifty Days of Remembrance and Resolve. This convicting 50-day journey toward spiritual maturity addresses life issues that are relevant to today's believers.

Each day of devotion begins with a Scripture passage that underscores a precept, principle, or event to remember, followed by closely related accounts from the Old and New Testaments. These biblical accounts expose both human frailty and God’s enduring love for His people, who readers will learn struggled with the same fears, temptations, and hardships that we experience today.

Each day of this powerful devotional concludes with a practical call to action, which makes More than Devotion just that—a vital resource for new believers as well as veteran followers of our Lord who desire a fresh challenge toward spiritual growth and a more intimate walk with the Savior.

About the Author

 

Judy Salisbury is a wife, a homeschooling mom, a volunteer firefighter and EMT, a Med-tech for an assisted living center, a certified Christian lay counselor, a former radio talk show host, and the president of Logos Presentations. Through her organization, Judy equips Christians to share the gospel more effectively and to help believers grow in their faith.

Judy speaks nationally on a wide variety of topics from Christian apologetics to Christian living for women’s retreats or special events, youth rallies, conferences, and general assemblies.

She is the author of several works including Reasons for Faith and The Conversation. She is a contributing author for Is Your Church Ready (co-edited by Dr. Norman Geisler and Ravi Zacharias). Judy is also the creator of a unique compact disc series entitled Divine Appointments.

 

     

 

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Laid Off, Look UP!

author: Mary Kaarto

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 10.10.2013 • author id: KaM7745913

word count: 75,000-100,000

Content

My devotional book is written to encourage, inspire and strenghten the faith of millions of unemployed and under-employed believers worldwide, as God's children live everywhere (not just the USA).

 

Each day's devotion includes a Scripture verse along with a lesson to be learned on how to thrive, not just survive, during a layoff.

 

Layoffs can be and often are, one of the best experiences an individual can go through ... it all depends on their response.

 

Will they turn to and trust God, their Divine Employer?

 

Readers will come to understand through these devotionals that God may have allowed their layoff as a way to draw them closer to Him; perhaps, for the first time. They'll be invited and challenged to step out in faith by obeying God no matter what the cost, literally or figuratively.

 

For example, they'll be blown away when they read how, by God's grace, I was brave enough to be obedient in the area of tithing (to include on unemployment checks, tax refunds, etc)., and how over a combined four years of unemployment as a single mother, all of my needs were met!

About the Author

I am the author and guest speaker for HELP for the LAID OFF, a God-given book that teaches the reader to turn to and trust God as their Divine Employer.

 

God allowed my first two-year layoff (1992-94) to draw me into a saving, personal relationship with Him, one I've obviously continued. At the end of this layoff, not only did He give me a job, He blessed me with the career change of my dreams (writing full-time) ... without a college degree.

 

Eight years later when I found myself laid off again, in prayer I asked, "WHY would You allow me to go through this AGAIN?"

 

"I want you to write a book about trusting Me during a layoff." So, I did.

 

As only God can do, I received a traditional publishing contract in 2009, "suddenly and miraculously", for such a time as this. To God be the glory!

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Stepping Past the Edge

author: Elizabeth Coleman

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 6.21.2014 • author id: CoE7080914

word count: @56,160

Content

A collection of devotional meditations for Christians seeking a deeper life of service to God's kingdom.  The book is divided into four sections entitled Seeking the Messiah, Believing the Promise, Changing Our Hearts, Serving the Kingdom. The meditations are based on sermons I have delivered over the past seven years in the Episcopal church.  Each is titled, with scripture references.

About the Author

After 25 years as communications director for a university marine research program, I answered God's call to ordination as a deacon in the Episcopal church, where I preach and lead ministry. I have been active in short-term foreign mission and put together a leaders' training manual for short-term missions that has been used by a number of churches to start missions programs. At present I am involved in prison ministry and teach a life-skills class for incarcerated women. The people of my church have urged me to collect these meditations in one volume.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: One Minute after Every Mile

author: Jo Anna Rieger

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 3.5.2015 • author id: RiJ6014815

word count: 30,000

Content

5K, 13.1, 26.2, 50- these car decals are seen throughout the Chicagoland area. They stand for the distance of the race a runner has accomplished. The race mentality is something many understand and have understood for thousands of years. The title, One Minute after Every Mile, is a concept Jo Anna learned at the annual 2014 Door County Half Marathon. The principle of literally walking one minute after every mile run ensures restoration.  It creates a stint of breath and re-focuses the runner. It allows for hydration. This one minute of rest supports a strong, injury free run for every mile after.  

Walking one minute after every mile is also a metaphor for the benefits of purposeful rest throughout life. God not only calls us to rest, but commands it. He created a space in each week called Sabbath- a time for surrender, restoration, and refocus.  If we desire to run strong, all the way to our heavenly finish line, we cannot leave life’s race up to chance. Diversions and clutter must be pushed aside to bring a focus to our run. One Minute after Every Mile provides insights into running our spiritual race well. 

About the Author

Credentials:

15 year member of Harvest Bible Chapel, Rolling Meadows, IL

1992 graduate of Timothy Christian High School, Elmhurst, IL

1996 graduate of Wheaton College, IL

2000 graduate of Columbia College Chicago, IL

3 year member of Community Church, Fish Creek, WI

Door County, WI seasonal resident

Follower of Jesus Christ 25+ years

K-12 Art Educator for 20+ years

Runner for 20+ years

I have been in the classroom for over twenty years and am willing to speak before groups.  I have led women’s small groups, book clubs, and have served as an overseer of couple’s small groups. I am creating a website for readers to interact with. I have several small groups waiting to utilize the book as a curriculum.  

I have secured several blurbs about myself from:

-Dave Learned, Harvest Bible Chapel, IL, campus pastor

-Julie Kresl, Kingdom House of Prayer, Algonquin, IL, director

-Kris Ann Leonard, Community Church of Fish Creek, WI, pastor’s wife

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: To know the Love of Christ: Words of Encouragement to Refresh your Soul

author: Nancy Scrivano

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 6.14.2015 • author id: ScN1175715

word count: 30,500

Content

When the unthinkable happens--your spouse leaves, or you experience a tragic accident, a job loss, or an illness--where is God?

Adversity tests our faith like nothing else. We are prone to doubt God's love and goodness when life gets tough. Since we encounter many trials that are beyond our comprehension, we may be perplexed and confounded when adversity strikes. And so we doubt because we don't understand.  

Certainly, there are many mysteries in life that our finite minds couldn't possibly fathom, but the good news is that we don't have to know the whys and wherefores of life in order to trust God. We just need to know God intimately, to have a close relationship with Him, to have a deep understanding and appreciation of His unfailing love.

As we plumb the depths of God's love, we are empowered by the Spirit to live for Him. We rise above the pain and sorrow of our troubles and experience God's peace and joy in the midst of life's storms. Instead of being overwhelmed by life's difficulties, we overcome them through Christ. We truly become more than conquerors through Him who loved us!

About the Author

Nancy Scrivano received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Adelphi University in New York, and has been a committed Christian and serious student of the Word of God for more than 25 years. Through the trauma of divorce, the Lord equipped her to minister to women struggling with domestic violence. She has faciliated support groups for women with marital problems, and has written grant applications for a Christian domestic violence organization. She has tutored English and taught Sunday school for many years, and also volunteers with a local Christian mobile food pantry. She lives on Long Island with her husband and daughter.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Common Sense Spirituality

author: Jane Kenny

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 8.27.2015 • author id: KeJ2990915

word count: 101,428

Content

This is a proposal for Common Sense Spirituality, a book which can be categorized as a:

  1. Daily devotional,
  2. Meditation book or
  3. Companion to daily Scripture reading.

This book is specifically aimed at seniors, the 55+ age group.

Currently, in today’s market, we can find devotionals and Bible-based meditation books for men, women, families, couples, kids, teens, and college students. Special interest meditation books appeal to faith workers, missionaries, ministers, people in recovery, environmentalists, etc. A senior devotional could fit a specific market need.

In today’s secularized society, among all age groups, there has been a general softening of religious activity in favor of worldly pleasures. While polls indicate growing skepticism of Scripture and traditional religion, “spirituality” is gaining traction in modern culture. Some meditation and/or mindfulness aficionados ascribe to “secular spirituality” (oxymoron?) as the new religion.

Common Sense Spirituality will appeal to a broad range of people (non-affiliated believers as well as churched Christians) who wish to develop a personal fellowship with God through prayer and meditation.

The book includes an Introduction, 366 daily meditation texts (consistent in format and word count), and a cross-referenced Index of 87 topics.

About the Author

Jane Kenny writes: "By God's grace, a lifetime of experience and a Call to write this book are my credentials. The book is called: Common Sense Spirituality -- For Life’s Later Years, by an Aging Listener."

The expanded synopsis in the next section of this proposal is the Introduction that appears at the beginning of the book. It is self-explanatory.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: 52 Words

author: Catherine Agar

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 8.1.2016 • author id: AgC1442516

word count:

Content

The words people use often reveal, quite unconsciously, information about their thoughts, perceptions, assumptions, biases, education, and upbringing. In literary criticism, this is called subtext—the text beneath the text. It doesn’t take much linguistic analysis, however, to realize that we are bombarded daily with negative words. Meanwhile, positive words seem to be falling into disuse.??This book grabs hold of and helps us internalize solace, sweetness, connectedness—and all the others words in this book—into our own lives. These positive, constructive words can then become an antitoxin for the negative words that are so deeply woven into the fabric of our modern existence.??The thoughtful and sustained contemplation of positive, encouraging words is still a fruitful spiritual discipline. It makes us more attentive, more aware. It brings us closer to God. This is something the Benedictines know: they have a tradition called lectio divina, Latin for “divine reading,” which involves a deep contemplation of God’s word. This book is a kind of lectio subdivina, a sustained and deliberate meditation on words that are not the holy words of scripture but words we can allow to enrich our lives by pointing us in the direction of holiness and wholeness.??

About the Author

:??Catherine Agar, MA (English) teaches writing and staffs the writing center at a small, private liberal arts college. As a college professor, she is an accomplished public speaker, and is active in her church, occasionally guest preaching and often acting as liturgist. She has published pieces in Presbyterians Today, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, City Newspaper, Hearth and Home, and others.???The suggested market for this book is primarily women aged 25-55, also people who love words, who like to write, and who appreciate interactivity. Recently several journaling-type Bibles have come out, and 52 Words lends itself to this type of journaling approach.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Sufficient Grace

author: Stephanie McCall

category: nonfiction • subcategory: Devotional • date submitted: 11.12.2016 • author id: McS2871216

word count: 17,000

Content

Sufficient Grace is a 30-day devotional aimed at Christians who live with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Believers with these conditions often have specific questions about how they should live their lives and cultivate relationships with Christ and others. Sufficient Grace addresses some of these questions, such as whether God notices and cares for people with disabilities, and whether believers with disabilities can make a difference in their families, their churches, and the world.

 

Each devotional begins with a Scripture verse and contains a personal anecdote and devotional based on it. Following the devotional are questions for journaling and prayer, as well as practical action steps the reader can take in his or her life.

About the Author

 I hold advanced degrees in Creative Writing, Professional Writing, and secondary-level teaching, as well as religion and philosophy. I also live with mild cerebral palsy and identify as having Asperger's syndrome. I have been a Christian about 20 years and have encountered many Christian books about dealing with diversity, but few that speak directly to the disability experience. I desire to reach out to believers who share my experiences and have asked my questions.

Sufficient Grace is similar to devotionals like His Princess Warrior by Sheri Rose Shepherd and nonfiction like God is Just Not Fair by Jennifer Rothschild. Although men can read and benefit from Sufficient Grace, the book is mostly aimed toward women in the 18-45 demographic. If accepted, I would like to see Sufficient Grace marketed toward this audience.

 

 

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Think Divinely

author: Lisa Quintana

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 5.7.2018 • author id: QuL5392518

word count: 119000

Content

Learning why Christianity is true will not only help you answer difficult questions, but it will deepen your own faith. Loving God with all your mind is actually a worship experience! Become confident in sharing your faith by spending just a few minutes a day during your devotional time by learning to give good reasons for the hope within you, with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15). Truth is knowable, and it’s knowable in the person of Jesus Christ.

About the Author

Lisa Quintana is a Christian apologist and holds a Master’s degree in Apologetics from Biola University. She blogs at ThinkDivinely.com, and her blogs have been published in Women in Apologetics, The Poached Egg, Christian Apologetics Alliance, and Reasonable Faith (Honolulu chapter) websites. She also has published articles for the Biola University Chimes online student magazine. She serves as vice chair of communications at Women in Apologetics, speaks at conferences on apologetics (where this book can be sold), and teaches apologetic classes at her church in Madison, Wisconsin (church attendance of 1,500). She has over 20K followers on Twitter, and a smaller Facebook following. She also has received a book endorsement from Dr. Sean McDowell, who oversaw this project as a Master's degree independent study.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: The Almighty: God's Holy Attributes & Their Meaning For Your Life

author: Brent Saba

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 11.14.2018 • author id: SaB2940718

word count: 45000

Content

The Almighty: God's Holy Attributes & Their Meaning For Your Life is a 30-day devotional that combines the styles of A.W. Tozer's The Knowledge of the Holy and Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life.

While the devotional is primarily meant for the seasoned believer, it will also serve to help grow those who are new in the faith. The book recommends that participants commit to read with a partner over 30 days. 

Each daily devotional study is organized in the same sequential order:  

First, we will meditate on the attribute of God and how it describes His character and nature.  

Second, we will discover how the attribute interconnects with the Person and Work of Jesus Christ – the Great Mediator between God and man.  

Third, we will seek to unearth principles for the Christian life through interacting with God’s attribute and the gospel. A proper understanding of who God is and what Jesus has done should transform our lives from the inside out.  

Taking It Further: Each chapter will conclude with a Main Idea, a Verse to Memorize, and a Question to Consider.  

Finally, the last day of our journey will bring together additional thoughts toward a lifelong pursuit of meditating upon God and His holy attributes.  
 

 

About the Author

AUTHOR CREDENTIALS

(B.S.) Bachelor of Science, Biblical Studies: Grace College and Seminary 

(Th.M.) Master of Theology: Dallas Theological Seminary 

BOOK REVIEWS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Dr. Glenn Kreider: Professor of Theological Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary; Editor in Chief, Bibliotheca Sacra. (Published Author)

Dr. George Hillman Jr.: Department Chair and Professor: Educational Ministries and Leadership, Dallas Theological Seminary. (Published Author)

Dr. Darrell Bock: Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary. (Published Author)

Pastor Greg Surratt: Founding Pastor of Seacoast Church; President and Co-Founder, Association of Related Churches. (Published Author)

Ed Lewis: Executive Director of CE National, Inc. 

 

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Lean-to Living

author: Crystal Vance

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 12.10.2018 • author id: VaC4615818

word count: 44000

Content

Our lives often feel precarious, leaving us worried that any new challenge might tip us off-balance. With so many tasks and responsibilities coming our way, we struggle to handle life in our own strength. But what if we didn’t have to? What if we saw our fragility not as a failure but as an invitation?

In Lean-to Living, Crystal Vance reminds us that self-sufficiency is not our goal. Instead, we’re called to rely on God and his all-sufficient strength. Just as a traditional lean-to structure can’t stand up on its own but must rest against a building with a strong foundation, we can only thrive in this constantly shifting life by resting on our strong, unchanging God.

Filled with stories from everyday life, this weekly devotional will encourage you to turn to God throughout the year. Each week’s devotional includes a key Scripture verse as well as suggested activities to help you apply the material. You’ll write out Scripture, consider areas of your life that need to be surrendered to God, and be challenged to grow in faith.

Come along on this weekly journey toward dependence on God.

About the Author

Crystal Vance is a wife and homeschooling mother of four children. She blogs at Lean-to Living and has authored The Teacher’s Lunchbox: Learning to Enjoy the Home School Journey. She leads local Bible studies and speaks at women’s events at churches in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Trees of the Book

author: Petra Zantingh

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 6.5.2019 • author id: ZaPL9A1A19

word count: 1500052

Content

Is it possible that we have forgotten about the importance of trees and their presence in the biblical narrative?

God used trees to provide his people with shelter, protection, and food, as well as resources for energy, construction, and medicine. We still rely on trees. They mark seasons, clean the air, provide oxygen, cool streets and cities, shield us from ultraviolet rays, conserve energy, save water, and help prevent water pollution and soil erosion. Since many of us live or work primarily in cities, we forget that trees serve a significant role in our existence. Studies have even shown that the presence of trees can reduce violence.

Trees of the Book is a visual and written collaborative telling the story of salvation and God’s providence through 52 selected Scripture texts that reference trees. In this book, Zantingh invited 52 published writers to interpret Scripture texts from their perspective while she rendered them visually. Whether they were theologians or farmers or scientists, remarkably and inexplicably their writings fit the image perfectly.

About the Author

Petra Zantingh is a visual artist and holds a B.F.A. and M.A. in art education from Concordia University in Montréal, QC. Her work is in private and corporate collections in Canada, USA, and Europe. She has directed over 12 collaborative projects. She has been documenting this unique project on her blog and social media accounts; links can be found at http://petrazantingh.ca/#/scripture-tree-project/.

Potential Endorsers Imago, Almex Hope Foundation, CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts), CardusConviviumArt Way, Conferences like the Calvin Worship Symposium, Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing, CIVA conference

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Hidden Within: The 40-Day Scripture Memory Project

author: Jason Lancaster

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 4.4.2019 • author id: LaJ7190119

word count: 25000

Content

Scripture memory is a crucial weapon to penetrate the darkness, to dislodge unwanted thoughts and replace them with the Word of God.  Yet some of the best intentions to hide God’s Word in the heart often fade away without the appropriate motivation and method.  That’s why the goal of Hidden Within is to give you a taste of the joyful rhythm of hiding God’s Word in your heart so that you can develop a lifelong pattern of Scripture memory. The 40-Day Scripture Memory Project is both inspirational and accessible.  In as little as 5-10 minutes per day you can memorize more than 10 verses in 40 days.  The daily devotionals will encourage you to dive deeply into God’s Word as God’s Word dives deeply into your heart.  Give it a shot for 40 days, and you will start to see that Scripture memory can be easy as well as transforming.  

About the Author

Jason Lancaster has pastored sizable churches, one in an urban area, helping the younger generation launch in life and now a retirement community helping the older generation land in life.  He appeals to the Chuck Swindoll demographi,c who will buy the book for their kids and grandkids, as well as the Gospel Coalition crowd who will promote it on social media. Hundreds have already worked through Hidden Within with hundreds more to go.      

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: A Feast of Weeks

author: Robert Ingram

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 5.21.2019 • author id: InR4571019

word count: 76818

Content

Spend more time in God’s company and grow spiritually with morning and evening prayer. Move beyond the spiritual milk provided for infant Christians to the meatier practices of mature Christians and the saints of the church. Pray twice a day, alone or with a group. Encounter 98 different psalms; 196 hymns, choruses or songs; 420 prayers of different types; and read 98 passages of scripture.

Seven themes set a different tone for each week:

  1. The Days of Creation
  2. The Covenants of God
  3. The Ten Commandments
  4. The Gospel of Jesus Christ
  5. Jesus’ “I Am” Statements
  6. The Beatitudes
  7. The Fruit of the Spirit

More than a five-minute daily devotional and less than a Sunday morning worship service, A Feast of Weeks comes with some very special features by

  • offering a quiet space and time for meeting with God;
  • building on a foundation laid by centuries of monastics and saints praying daily;
  • always pointing to God and the Christian life;
  • calling believers to read scripture at least twice a day;
  • guiding scripture reading with the ancient/modern practice of “lectio divina;”
  • prompting spontaneous prayers from the believer’s heart;
  • providing written prayers leading participants into new areas of growth;
  • being easier to use than traditional materials, with more contemporary language;
  • offering enough repetition to be familiar but enough variety to always be fresh;
  • needing only seven weeks to complete but suggesting variations for years of use;
  • never allowing participants to just go through the motions but constantly calling them to really pray and be present to God;
  • remaining open to moments of individual reflection, inspiration, and growth;
  • and expecting interruptions by the Holy Spirit.

About the Author

 

  • Ingram focused his Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Education and Doctor of Ministry degrees on designing worship services and language to enable Christians to connect with God in worship.
  • An ordained pastor of the United Methodist Church, Ingram has planned and led weekly worship services in churches from thirty-five to a thousand members.
  • For thirteen years Ingram designed worship services for the West Ohio Conference’s gatherings, averaging 3,000 in attendance.
  • Ingram has designed and led numerous ecumenical worship services.
  • All but one of his published books were written to cross denominational boundaries.
  • As a national officer of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Worship, Music and Other Arts, Ingram designed worship services and liturgical writing to serve all regions of the U.S.
  • Ingram has taught worship design and liturgical writing workshops in statewide and national gatherings. 
  • Of Ingram’s eight published books, five provide worship resources to pastors.
  • For decades Ingram depended upon morning and evening prayer to strengthen and feed his pastoral work.
  • Ingram’s prayers have a narrative quality that draws in the worshiper, while maintaining strong biblical foundations, accessibility, depth, and sometimes humor.

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

Sepulcher, Amazon, (available for Kindle) 2014; a life-and-death story about how young people’s lives were changed in a tomb.

Worship and Song: Worship Resources Edition, Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon Press, 2011, contributor.

Worship Workbook for the Epistles: Cycle C, Lima, OH: CSS Publishing Co., 2003; ecumenical resources for proclaiming the epistles including: greetings, prayers, suggested hymns and choruses, possibilities for decorating the worship space, ideas for creative reading of scripture, skits, short stories, and puppet plays.

Worship Workbook for the Gospels: Cycle A, B, and C (vols. 1-3) Lima, OH: CSS Publishing Co, 1995, 1996, and 1997; a series of three books of ecumenical resources for proclaiming the four Gospels, including liturgical resources; suggestions for hymns, keyboard, and anthems; ideas for drama, visuals, reading and responding to the scriptures.

Hang Your Toes Over the Edge, Saint Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1996; a children's picture book for bedtime.

Scriptural and Seasonal Index for The United Methodist Hymnal, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1992; a greatly expanded index to quickly connect hymns with the scripture readings and special occasions in the church.

Who Taught Frogs to Hop?  Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1990 (also published by Scripture Union in London); a children's picture book playfully discusses God's originality in creating the world.

Numerous articles published in Worship Arts, Circuit Rider, The Upper Room Disciplines, and other journals, magazines and booklets.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

B. Sc., Ohio State University.

M. Div., Methodist Theological School in Ohio.

M.A.C.E., Methodist Theological School in Ohio.

D. Min., Methodist Theological School in Ohio.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Married Barbara Skaggs, and together they have three children and four grandchildren.

Commissioned as a U.S. Navy line officer, active duty for three years including a year in Vietnam.

Ordained and appointed as an elder of the United Methodist Church.

Planned and led worship in churches with congregations sized from 15 to 3,000, in large cities, county seats, the suburbs, and rural one-room chapels.

Planned and led worship in multiple denominations, from Mennonite to Episcopalian, from non-denominational to Lutheran.

Planned and led worship in multiple styles, traditional and contemporary, African-American and Hispanic, morning and evening prayer, in church camps and large denominational gatherings, in nursing homes and funeral homes. 

Traveled to Israel, England, Mexico, Egypt, Vietnam, Jordan, Cuba, Japan, Netherlands, Hong Kong, several Caribbean islands, most U.S. states and the territory of Puerto Rico.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Breakthrough

author: Anna Keil

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 7.24.2019 • author id: KeA4954819

word count: 23000

Content

 

Breakthrough is a compilation of devotionals based on the personal testimonies of two different authors, their life's struggles through pain, heartbreak, adultery, depression, infertility, God's delay, and their journey through these various trials, tests and tribulations. Our desire is to inspire and motivate others to persevere and never give up during their times of struggle.

 

 

About the Author

Carlas is the youngest of three children. She was born and raised in Meridian, Mississippi. Carlas surrendered her life to God at the tender early age of nine, and at age 19, she married the love of your life, Patrick Coleman and they have been married for 37 years. It wasn't until she was older that she really came to know Jesus personally. Through her trials of infertility, adultery, separation, and being a single mom, that her love for Jesus and her relationship with Him grew as she learned to yield, trust, and place her faith in Him. Carlas loves sharing her story of triumph over adversity with others. She is active in her church, and she works with At-Risk students. In her spare time, she enjoys quiet time with Jesus, writing poetry, spending time with her family, especially her twin granddaughters Halleigh and Elaina, and traveling as often as time allows. 

Anna is a small-town midwestern girl that grew up with eyes set on the global horizon. Over the past 15 years, she has traveled, lived or worked in 43 countries in South America, Central America, Asia, and Europe. She is an experienced international school leader, and a certified Emotional Intelligence and Change Management Facilitator, passionate about increasing awareness levels through storytelling, psychology, and faith-based messages of hope. Through her trials of singleness, loneliness, and navigating a lot of uncertainty in travel and work, she learned how to trust in her Heavenly Father in both the big and little things. Her breakthrough has been a work in progress. 

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Signs of Encouragement

author: Lisa Donelson

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 9.21.2019 • author id: DoL5810619

word count: 26200

Content

Have you ever asked God for a “sign”? You will find signs for every season of your life in the pages of this 100-day devotional. These short catchy messages appeared on black signs in a yard in northeastern Minnesota for over fifteen years. 

Did you know: “God doesn’t use voicemail, He answers each call” Or, “Heaven: it’s not what you do, it’s who you know”! Short sayings like these are paired with a short devotional reading in the pages of this book. The devotional is divided into 10 chapters, one topic per chapter.

The messages speak to the heart of the reader, just as they did to the heart of the ones who put them on the sign. God gave the messages, and Lisa put them up. Big pink letters on black signs that could be read going 60 miles per hour down the highway! They were an excellent conversation starter. Now you can have this collection of “sign sayings” in your hands and share them with your friends!

God speaks to all of us, no matter where we are at in our relationship with Him. Let this devotional give you “Signs of Encouragement” for your good days and your bad days.

About the Author

Lisa Donelson and her husband, Tom, owned and operated Trinity Trailers Sales in Floodwood, MN, the location of the signs for sixteen years. She has a Masters in Educational Media, and taught in small towns in northeast Minnesota. Besides being a business owner and a teacher, Lisa has also led several women’s Bible studies. Lisa now lives in Fargo, ND, and is involved with her local church and community. Lisa’s blog is Speak Life. 

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: The Life of King David

author: Brad Stewart

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 9.23.2019 • author id: StB9802719

word count: 70883

Content

The Life of King David is a devotional book that takes you through the life of king David in chronological order and spans one full year of weekly readings. Each week contains a challenge from God's Word beginning on Monday and ending on Friday. Daily readings refer to a corresponding scripture reference, a perception of the scripture. a suggested practical application, and ends with a sample prayer. Wherever possible the psalms occure at the time of writing or as close as possible. If you are a man who wants to be a man after God's own heart, then this book is for you. 

About the Author

Brad Stewart is the founder and director of Kingdom Warrior ministries an organization dedicated to helping churches reach and equip men and is a member of the National Coalition of Men’s Ministries.  He serves on the men’s ministry leadership team in his local church and continues helping men live as intentional followers of Christ. Prior to working in ministry full time, his previous vocational work includes spending twenty-three years in the US Navy and ten years with IBM. While in the US Military, Brad served as the vice chairman of the Board of Directors for the Yokosuka Japan Christian Serviceman’s center and spent fifteen years making disciples while laboring in the Navigators. He is a retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer who now resides in Issaquah, WA. His first book, Kingdom Living in a Kingless Realm, is available on Amazon.com, and he is an occasional speaker at men’s ministry-related events.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: FIERY HEARTS/ TRUE CONQUERING STORIES

author: Bonnie Young

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 10.7.2019 • author id: YoB3303719

word count: 25000

Content

Who doesn't want transformation to vigorous physical health and a mind/heart filled with peace?  When God drops His brilliant words into the thoughts of yielded minds and hearts, difficult challenges become opportunities for transformation. Renewed minds might cause us to serve sacrificially, reach out, speak up, courageously stand, love unconditionally, pray believing, and lead others to know God better and do the same.  

These true, short, devotional-type stories from an experienced nurse portray temporal and eternal benefits realized as the human mind and spirit heart engage with God's brilliant thoughts. The battle ground between conforming to the world and being transformed starts with allowing God to test our hearts with His fire.  Be inspired to draw near to His purifying fire and know many of your own conquering stories.

 

About the Author

For 40-plus years I was privileged to care for more than 15,000 individuals as a Registered Nurse and nationally Certified Hospice Nurse.  Nurses notes and daily personal journaling led me to the website formation of younginhim.com as well as blogging.  My husband and I have lived in many places east of the Mississippi and have relationships with pastors and congregations in those places. We are members of Christian Medishare. I believe the Christian insurance co-ops would benefit from this book. I have relationships with Grace Fellowship International as well as Bob Hartman ministries and have a burden to have this book put into different languages for international distribution.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Amazing Stories & Daily Devotionals

author: Kent Crockett

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 11.5.2019 • author id: CrK3606619

word count: 99000

Content

Amazing Stories & Daily Devotionals (99,000 words) is a 365-day devotional book filled with unusual true stories and biblical insights, and also includes a topical index in the appendix. In over 30 years of ministry, I’ve collected hundreds of stories and have used many of these in the book. Each 250-word devotional begins with a topic and a wise quote. I've already written over 300 devotionals.

My book is different from other devotional books because of my unusual stories to make a scriptural point.

  • A doctor performed an usual operation--on himself
  • A woman who couldn’t swim fell overboard on a cruise ship at night and against incredible odds was rescued alive ten hours later.
  • Several heart-transplant patients began thinking their donor’s thoughts
  • A swimming coach in Australia uses a live crocodile to motivate his students
  • A man was killed by a fish and another man was shot by a snake
  • A man in England sneezed every two minutes for 37 years until they found the cause.
  • Two one-armed college football players set records at their schools.

About the Author

Author of eight books with several publishing companies. Sales numbers available upon request.

President of Making Life Count Ministries www.makinglifecount.net

Graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and pastor for 22 years.

My Devotionals blog www.kentcrockett.blogspot.com (378,000 page views) ranks #18 in the Top 30 Devotional Blogs with 1,800 views per week. Have connections on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook. My personal email list has hundreds of contacts.

My Sermon Illustrations site www.kentcrockett.com receives 500 hits/day.ZMy

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: Treasure from the Master's Heart

author: Gregory Reid

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 11.7.2019 • author id: ReG7993619

word count: 57459

Content

In the tradition of Oswald Chambers and Amy Carmichael, this 365-day devotional was written over a 35-year period out of ministry and devotional times with the Father. It is both relevant and timeless, biblical and practical. 

About the Author

Gregory R. Reid is an ordained minister with the American Evangelistic Association who holds an honorary doctorate in divinity from Logos Graduate School in Florida. Since 1975 he has been actively involved in youth ministry, overseas missions, evangelism, crisis counseling, and numerous other ministries. He served as a youth pastor at CrossPoint Church in El Paso Texas for seven years. He has trained more than 200 classes for criminal justice departments on crimes against children and occult-related crimes since 1988 and is a retired private investigator. He is the director of YouthFire Ministries and is a frequent speaker at conferences and churches nationwide. He is the author of more than nine books including War of the Ages, Nobody's Angel, A Cry In The Wilderness, Healing in His Wings, Trojan Church, Stray Cats and Other Stories, and Silence and the Distance Between Us: A Journey of Grief.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: God Sent A Baby: An Advent Devotional

author: Laura N. Sweet

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 3.18.2020 • author id: SwL4864220

word count: 13000

Content

It is a time of crisis and dire need.  God's people call upon him in prayer.  They seek justice, deliverance, healing and restoration.  They plead with him to act on their behalf.

And God sends a baby.

The very first clue we have that God is going to do something amazing for his people is the birth of a tiny, helpless baby somewhere among his needy flock.  It is a pattern we see over and over again in the Old Testament -- early intimations of the birth of God's own Son.  Many of these babies foreshadow the life and ministry of Jesus Christ; they are a picture, on a human scale, of the baby who would come one day to rescue and save us all.

Babies like Seth, Isaac, Moses, Samuel, Solomon and John anticipated the coming of the Savior, Jesus Christ.  They foretold something of his ministry and his kingdom.  The 25 readings in this advent devotional are all about the babies -- wonderful gifts from the Father!  And they are all about the birth of the baby who came to deliver us all:  Jesus, our blessed redeemer!

About the Author

Laura N. Sweet is a Christian writer who has published more than 100 magazine articles for numerous publications, including The Standard Bible Lesson, Seek, Capper's Farmer, Encounter, Words of Hope and Unlocked.  She recently wrote two sets of devotionals for Words of Hope, and recorded podcasts for that ministry.  A graduate of Central Michigan University, Laura is a retired Christian school teacher, a wife, mother and grandmother, and a member of Crossway Christian Church of Bay City.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.


title: A Lenten Journey: A Contemplative Devotional on the Passion and Resurrection of Christ

author: William O'Byrne

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 9.26.2020 • author id: O'WiA 23820

word count: 38700

Content

The cross of Christ draws us. A Spirit-led desire draws us to know and identify with Christ and His sufferings more fully. We desire to draw close to the Father’s greatest demonstration of his love for us in Jesus’ sacrifice, so close that his love draws us in and changes us forever. Springing from the desire for a deeper appreciation and participation with Christ, this “Lenten Journey” consists of nine weeks of devotional meditations and questions for reflection. The first seven weeks follow Christ’s journey through His passion. Two additional weeks after Easter explore the reality of Jesus’ resurrection life in us. At whatever point the reader is on his or her own “Lenten Journey,” each day’s meditation and questions are designed to help you experience and participate in Christ’s self-giving life. The flexible design of the “Lenten Journey” means that it can be experienced fresh and differently each year.

About the Author
Bill O’Byrne, M.Div. and M.A. taught Spiritual Formation and Biblical Studies at St. Petersburg Christian University (Russia) from 1997 to 2015. He now leads the Order of Imago Christi, a covenant community of spiritual formation ministry, which he co-founded in 2003. Bill leads seminars, and coaches and mentors Christian leaders in applying the insights of spiritual formation in their lives and ministry; he has published resources and articles on www.imagochristi.org.

If you are a publisher interested in this manuscript, please contact us at info@writersedgeservice.com for contact information.