Authors and Entrepreneurs

Tips, training, and resources for Christian authors or entrepreneurs. Topics may include building relationships with readers or clients, branding, marketing, social media, or collaborative fellowship.

Ambushed on Social Media

  Fifty years ago I was a figure skater. During a practice session, I landed a small jump just as another skater did hers. In case you’re not familiar with skating, jump take-offs are planned; landings are estimated. Our paths crossed, and my super-sharp skate blade lacerated her calf, leaving a scar when it healed. I was horrified! Injuries without

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commitment

Commitment – The Death of Pinky Swear

Things were different when I was a kid. We didn’t pinky swear or make promises lightly. When someone made a promise to me, I believed they’d follow through, and they usually did. Anything less was unthinkable. “Your word is your bond.” “We did the deal on a handshake.” “Let your yes be yes, and your no be no.” The “Pinky

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christian temptation

Falling into Temptation – Why Christians Choose to Enter the Darkness

The best of intentions often lead to ruin. No wonder it’s said that the path to hell is paved with them. Don’t let big ideas and a misplaced sense of compromise leave you in darkness. There’s only one reason a Christian should ever cross over into darkness. Sadly, it’s seldom the one offered. This quick video explains how temptation affects

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“Witness” by Whittaker Chambers

1900,1950, today. The battle for the soul of the USA continues. Family matters. Nothing of great value is ever acquired easily. Whittaker Chambers begins his book Witness dramatically, rolls into a sloughy middle, then ends with profound statements of truth that hit home to all seeking reason about God’s truth. Chambers informs. Shocks. Connects dots you didn’t know were related.

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God’s Sense Of Humor And The Call To Ministry

I practice daily humility moments. They’re gonna happen anyway, so I happy to get mine in early. Whenever I’m tempted to think I’m spiffy, I remember a morning in 2009 when God introduced the concept of ministry to me with His unique brand of humor. If you don’t know God’s grand purpose for you life, I imagine you’re at least

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Structure Equals Results – 10 Steps to Achieve Success

Don’t you want to be more successful, achieve goals, be a winner? Three words sum up the message, Structure Equals Results. Setting and achieving goals is formulaic — the details change but the way it works is the same. Business, sports, and entertainment celebrities branch out into apparel, furniture design, and housewares. People who learn how to understand and apply their formula

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lies we believe about God

7 of the “Lies We Believe About God” by the author of “The Shack”

Today Lies We Believe About God is the #2 selling Christian Theology Kindle book on the planet. Readers didn’t characterize the book as non-fiction theology, the author/publisher did. The popular response to objections about The Shack is that it’s just a novel.  That argument won’t hold a teaspoon of coffee anymore because The Shack’s author has become the most popular authority of

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“The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis

The Screwtape Letters is unique in the universe of Christian literature. It is fictitious fantasy based upon eternal fact. It is satirical, entertaining, deep, and distinctly Christian. Think of it as a series of lessons framed as correspondence between an Archangel of God and a subordinate angel who just happens to be his nephew. The higher angel mentors the newbie

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