How to Write for the Christian Marketplace

"This is an excellent book of basics for beginner writers."Jo Huddleston is a multi-published author of books, articles, and short stories and teaches at writers' conferences.

Author: Jo Huddleston

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1475048599

Category: Reference

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Writing for the Christian marketplace means reaching out to others through your written words. You will be able to touch people around the world with your message. Opportunities abound to share personal experiences and encourage others in their daily life. By studying this book you can learn about many areas of the Christian writing field. Writing is a craft. Sharpen your skills and learn from our experience. Then you, too, may see your writing and your name in print in the Christian marketplace. "This is an excellent book of basics for beginner writers." Jo Huddleston is a multi-published author of books, articles, and short stories and teaches at writers' conferences. Visit with her at http: // Vickie Phelps has published gift books, articles, devotionals, and contributed to several anthologies. She is the founder of the East Texas Christian Writers Group.

Editors on Editing

If you edit ( or write ) for the Christian marketplace , ignore the stereotype of the " Church Lady " as she was caricatured on Saturday Night Live ...

Author: Gerald Gross

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802132634

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 377

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Essays discuss writers' conferences, editing for specific markets, the role of the editorial assistant, and editing specific genres

88 Money Making Writing Jobs

While you don't have to be a Christian to write for the Christian marketplace, you do have to understand the basics of this market. First, as noted earlier, ...

Author: Robert Bly

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402250590

Category: Reference

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THE BEST WAYS TO MAKE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WRITING! Writers today are no longer just working on books and newspapers. Businesses, advertisers, and hundreds of other outlets are desperate for people who can craft effective messages and persuade people with their words. A strong writer can make $50 to $200 per hour, or even more... if you know where to find the work. Robert Bly is a professional writer who makes more than $600,000 per year from his writing. Now, he's ready to share his secrets. 88 Money-Making Writing Jobs presents the best outlets writers can find to turn their words into profit (including many that few people think to seek out). Along with an overview of each job, you'll discover: A breakdown of what it typically pays The nuts and bolts of what you'll write What it takes to work in the field How to get started Resources for finding the work For anyone serious about a career as a writer, this guide offers the best information on how to make incredible money in ways that are fun, challenging, and make the most of your writing talents.

Marketplace Study Bible

Philippians 3:12 Prophetic History If you had told me when I came to Christ in 1989 that I'd be writing a Bible called the Marketplace BibleTM I would have ...

Author: Francis Myles

Publisher: Marketplace Bible International

ISBN: 9781735051307

Category: Religion

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Finally a Bible for the Marketplace designed and written by Marketplace Christians from 4 continents of the world that is designed to help people "Applying Timeless Biblical Principles to Today's Marketplace!" The Marketplace Study Bible is based upon the popular King James Version of the Bible. Its loaded with life changing articles on Unlocking your Potential, Business, Leadership, Government as well as the Gospel of the Kingdom. Plus much more

The Little Handbook to Perfecting the Art of Christian Writing

In the Christian marketplace , I know of two ways to make a living exclusively as a writer . We can write one or two best sellers , or we can write ...

Author: Leonard Goss

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805432647

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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An insider's view of Christian publishing that addresses topics that include agents, editors, industry trends, developing a book proposal, and more.

Sectarianism and Orestes Brownson in the American Religious Marketplace

... on the whole, could 'read, write, calculate, and keep household accounts. ... a religious revival led by Abner Jones and Elias Smith of the Christian ...

Author: Ángel Cortés

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319518770

Category: History

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This book reveals the origins of the American religious marketplace by examining the life and work of reformer and journalist Orestes Brownson (1803-1876). Grounded in a wide variety of sources, including personal correspondence, journalistic essays, book reviews, and speeches, this work argues that religious sectarianism profoundly shaped participants in the religious marketplace. Brownson is emblematic of this dynamic because he changed his religious identity seven times over a quarter of a century. Throughout, Brownson waged a war of words opposing religious sectarianism. By the 1840s, however, a corrosive intellectual environment transformed Brownson into an arch religious sectarian. The book ends with a consideration of several explanations for Brownson’s religious mobility, emphasizing the goad of sectarianism as the most salient catalyst for change.

The Marketplace of Christianity

... storage and retrieval) without permission in writing from the publisher. ... Robert B. (Robert Burton), 1940– The marketplace of Christianity / Robert ...

Author: Robert B. Ekelund Jr.

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262262620

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Economics can help us understand the evolution and development of religion, from the market penetration of the Reformation to an exploration of today's hot-button issues including evolution and gay marriage. This startlingly original (and sure to be controversial) account of the evolution of Christianity shows that the economics of religion has little to do with counting the money in the collection basket and much to do with understanding the background of today's religious and political divisions. Since religion is a set of organized beliefs, and a church is an organized body of worshippers, it's natural to use a science that seeks to explain the behavior of organizations—economics—to understand the development of organized religion. The Marketplace of Christianity applies the tools of economic theory to illuminate the emergence of Protestantism in the sixteenth century and to examine contemporary religion-influenced issues, including evolution and gay marriage. The Protestant Reformation, the authors argue, can be seen as a successful penetration of a religious market dominated by a monopoly firm—the Catholic Church. The Ninety-five Theses nailed to the church door in Wittenberg by Martin Luther raised the level of competition within Christianity to a breaking point. The Counter-Reformation, the Catholic reaction, continued the competitive process, which came to include "product differentiation" in the form of doctrinal and organizational innovation. Economic theory shows us how Christianity evolved to satisfy the changing demands of consumers—worshippers. The authors of The Marketplace of Christianity avoid value judgments about religion. They take preferences for religion as given and analyze its observable effects on society and the individual. They provide the reader with clear and nontechnical background information on economics and the economics of religion before focusing on the Reformation and its aftermath. Their analysis of contemporary hot-button issues—science vs. religion, liberal vs. conservative, clerical celibacy, women and gay clergy, gay marriage—offers a vivid illustration of the potential of economic analysis to contribute to our understanding of religion.

Mormons and Mormonism

These valuable documents provide firsthand evidence that historians who write about a religious marketplace in the early republic are not simply using an ...

Author: Eric Alden Eliason

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252069129

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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This book gathers key essays by leading scholars on the history, foundational ideas and practices, and worldwide expansion of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It explains how the earliest Mormons viewed their religion and suggests that the Book of Mormon appeared to them as an exciting document of social protest. Contributors consider the history of persecution of the Mormons, the church's relationship with the state of Utah ...

10 Publishing Myths

Or if you write a story about someone else in the third-person, ... Or use The Christian Writers Market Guide by Steve Laube. ... Christian marketplace.

Author: W. Terry Whalin

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781642794533

Category: Reference

Page: 165

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10 Publishing Myths offers authors the chance to succeed in the publishing world by giving them practical tools they can use to succeed and dodge the myths of the industry. The publishing world is filled with misconceptions and myths. Therefore, it is terrific for authors to have big ambitions as their book is being published, but, it is also important to be realistic and understand the world of publishing. W. Terry Whalin has worked with hundreds of authors and published a number of bestsellers, and he knows that it is important to focus on creating a good book and not realistic about the business aspects. Within 10 Publishing Myths, Terry focuses on giving authors a realistic picture of the book world then detailing practical steps they can take to succeed. Inside 10 Publishing Myths, authors learn the actions they can take to succeed, they get a step-by-step guide for practical results, and so much more!

The Marketplace Annotated Bibliography

A Christian Guide to Books on Work, Business and Vocation Pete Hammond, ... Stevens recruited experienced leaders from across the church to write succinct, ...

Author: Pete Hammond


ISBN: 9781458732101


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Every workday millions of Christians enter the marketplace. Whether as sales associates or engineers, auto mechanics or executives, Christians are called to serve God in the workplace. But most need help integrating faith and work. How can you be salt and light on the job? Where can you turn for help in developing a biblical and satisfying view of work? The Marketplace Annotated Bibliography is the largest and most complete resource for putting work in its proper Christian perspective. Pete Hammond, R. Paul Stevens and Todd Svanoe provide annotated reviews of hundreds of books on topics such as career guidance, leisure, termination and layoffs, business ethics, time and financial management, critical issues in the workplace, evangelism and much more! They also include a historical survey of the marketplace-faith movement and more than a dozen thematic indexes.Pastors, vocational counselors, professors and laypeople alike will find this book a unique and valuable resource.

Christian Writers Market Guide 2008

CHRISTIAN MARKET LISTSERV. Designed for networking and discussing issues around publication/marketing to the Christian marketplace.

Author: Sally Stuart

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9780307499165

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

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The Resource Guide to Getting Published A unique guide to publishing for Christian readers, the Christian Writers’ Market Guide 2008 offers the most proven and comprehensive collection of ideas, resources, and contact information to the industry. For more than twenty years, the Christian Writers’ Market Guide has delivered indispensable help to Christian writers, from a CD-ROM of the full text of the book so you can easily search for topics, publishers, and other specific names; to up-to-date listings of more than 1,200 markets for books, articles, stories, poetry, and greeting cards, including forty-three new book publishers, fifty-one new periodicals, and fifteen new literary agencies. Perfect for writers in every phase, this is the resource you need to get noticed–and published. “An indispensable tool. The reference you have to buy.” Writers’ Journal “Essential for anyone seeking to be published in the Christian community.” The Midwest Book Review “Stands out from the rest with its wealth of information and helpful hints.” Book Reviews for Church Librarians Completely updated and revised the Guide features more than… 1,200 markets for the written word * 675 periodicals * 405 book publishers * 240 poetry markets * 114 card and specialty markets * 37 e-book publishers * 120 literary agents * 332 photography markets * 98 foreign markets * 98 newspapers * 53 print-on-demand publishers * writers’ conferences and groups * pay rates and submission guidelines * more resources and tools for all types of writing and related topics.

The Christian Writer s Market Guide 2013

BEST NEW CANADIAN CHRISTIAN WRITING AWARDS. ... Award is designed to promote small publishers in the Christian marketplace as well as to bring recognition ...

Author: Jerry B. Jenkins

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414376400

Category: Reference

Page: 254

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Presents information about publishers, periodicals, agencies, contests, and print-on-demand options, in a book that explains how to publish in the Christian literature marketplace.

Voices of the Marketplace

The broad ways in which religious spokesmen exerted their influence ... More than 90 percent of adult American whites could read and write in 1850.

Author: Anne C. Rose

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742532631

Category: History

Page: 251

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In this comprehensive and insightful reinterpretation of antebellum culture, Anne C. Rose analyzes the major shifts in intellectual life that occurred between 1830 and 1860 while exploring three sets of concepts that provided common languages-Christianity, democracy, capitalism. Whereas many interpretations of American culture in this period have emphasized a single theme or have been preoccupied with the ensuing Civil War, Rose considers sharply divergent tendencies in religion and politics and a wide range of reformers, authors, and other public figures.

Religion and the Marketplace in the United States

In a market crowded with Christian romances, his novel of spiritual warfare, ... 12 The quality of Peretti's writing and his obvious kinship with popular ...

Author: Jan Stievermann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190266578

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Alexis de Tocqueville once described the national character of Americans as one question insistently asked: "How much money will it bring in?" G.K. Chesterton, a century later, described America as a "nation with a soul of a church." At first glance, the two observations might appear to be diametrically opposed, but this volume shows the ways in which American religion and American business overlap and interact with one another, defining the US in terms of religion, and religion in terms of economics. Bringing together original contributions by leading experts and rising scholars from both America and Europe, the volume pushes this field of study forward by examining the ways religions and markets in relationship can provide powerful insights and open unseen aspects into both. In essays ranging from colonial American mercantilism to modern megachurches, from literary markets to popular festivals, the authors explore how religious behavior is shaped by commerce, and how commercial practices are informed by religion. By focusing on what historians often use off-handedly as a metaphor or analogy, the volume offers new insights into three varieties of relationships: religion and the marketplace, religion in the marketplace, and religion as the marketplace. Using these categories, the contributors test the assumptions scholars have come to hold, and offer deeper insights into religion and the marketplace in America.

The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas

33See N . T . Wright, After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters (New ... 5 Paul's Speeches in Acts 1While we usually call those who write about the ...

Author: Paul Copan

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830840434

Category: Religion

Page: 197

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Capturing important insights from Paul's speech to the multicultural and multireligious city of Athens in Acts 17, Paul Copan and Kenneth Litwak seek to enhance and embolden the church's witness in today’s pluralistic society by helping us point contemporary Athenians beyond "an unknown God" to the God and Father of Jesus Christ.

Called to Marketplace Discipleship

Write. 3». F or some years before the 1970s, the Nigerian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (NIFES) organized and supervised Christian Union (CU) ...

Author: Okoro Chima Okereke

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781619049642

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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The thrust of the message of this book is that the individual Christian, who walks daily under the guidance and discipline of the Holy Spirit, studies and obeys daily the word of God in the Bible, will not succumb to the corruption at the workplace or at home. Rather, the person will become an instrument of righteousness for the edification and constructive development of their community and nation. In the Bible, we read about Daniel, Joseph, Esther, and other professionals who were a blessing to their respective societies as the Lord used them because they walked with Him irrespective of their circumstances and behaviours of people around them. Today, the Lord is calling us to become Daniels, Josephs and Esthers so that He will use us in righteousness to exalt our corners of His world, that is our communities and nations, to the glory of His Name. That is the challenge of the book.

Secularisation in the Christian World

... inclined to write about the influence of religious groups in politics, the emerging religious marketplace, and the ways that Australians are seeking a ...

Author: Michael Snape

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317058298

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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The power of modernity to secularise has been a foundational idea of the western world. Both social science and church history understood that the Christian religion from 1750 was deeply vulnerable to industrial urbanisation and the Enlightenment. But as evidence mounts that countries of the European world experienced secularising forces in different ways at different periods, the timing and causes of de-Christianisation are now widely seen as far from straightforward. Secularisation in the Christian World brings together leading scholars in the social history of religion and the sociology of religion to explore what we know about the decline of organised Christianity in Britain, Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia. The chapters tackle different strands, themes, comparisons and territories to demonstrate the diversity of approach, thinking and evidence that has emerged in the last 30 years of scholarship into the religious past and present. The volume includes both new research and essays of theoretical reflection by the most eminent academics. It highlights historians and sociologists in both agreement and dispute. With contributors from eight countries, the volume also brings together many nations for the first consolidated international consideration of recent themes in de-Christianisation. With church historians and cultural historians, and religious sociologists and sociologists of the godless society, this book provides a state-of-the-art guide to secularisation studies.

The Fifties Spiritual Marketplace

Zhivago's uncle Kolia , a kind of fellow traveler of Christianity , enunciates one ... that's why they write symphonies ... the two basic ideals of modern ...

Author: Robert S. Ellwood

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 081352346X

Category: Religion

Page: 271

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If you still hold the notion that the fifties were the "good old days," blessed with incomparable social affluence and widespread family unity, all buttressed by a strong, unconflicted spirituality, then look again. In this compelling narrative of religion in a decade still embraced by an indefatigable nostalgia, Robert Ellwood interrogates the notion of the fifties as an era of normalcy, and proves it to be full of spiritual strife. A companion to his Sixties Spiritual Awakening, Ellwood explores the major Catholic-Protestant tensions of the decade, the conflict between theology and popular faith, and the underground forms of fifties religiosity like "Beat" Zen, UFO contactees, Thomas Merton monasticism, and the Joseph Campbell / Carl Jung revival of mythology. Ellwood frames his detailed and lively account with the provocative idea of the fifties as a "supply-side" free enterprise spiritual marketplace, with heady competition between religious groups and leaders, and with church attendance at a record high. In addition to challenging an idealistic fifties cultural milieu, the book analyzes American religious responses to key historical events like the Korean War, McCarthyism, and the civil rights movement, turning a religious lens on the cultural history of the United States.

Marketplace of the Gods

19 By 1983, Stark had already begun to write articles using the novel term ... lamented that Christian groups were so fractious, that is, denominational.

Author: Larry Witham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199750718

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Two centuries after Adam Smith illuminated the workings of the marketplace, a new movement among economists and social scientists is expanding his insights into a groundbreaking "economics of religion." Using cutting edge ideas from the behavioral sciences, and a deep knowledge of religious history, this new approach is making sense not only of past beliefs, but of religion today. In Marketplace of the Gods, award-winning journalist Larry Witham tells the inside story of this expanding "economic approach" to religion, the puzzles it tries to solve, the controversies it has stirred, and the people who are making it happen. He shows that the economic approach, while evoking images of stock markets or accounting ledgers, actually begins with a simple idea about human beings as rational actors, judging costs and benefits in life. Every life has limits, so human experience is a series of trade-offs, balancing resources to make choices for the best possible benefits. As the economics of religion shows, this model can be applied to the rich story of the human race and its gods. Beginning with the individual, the choices in religion shape households, groups, movements, and entire "religious economies" of nations. On the one hand, this mixing of the profane and the sacred, the economic and the religious, is an exciting exchange of ideas between economics, sociology, psychology, history, and theology. On the other, it has spurred a lively protest. Indeed, for some, the economic approach seems to transform our good angels into grubby consumers. As Witham shows, however, the economic approach to religion has insights for everyone, believers and skeptics alike. He illuminates this approach in a volume rich with ideas, history, contemporary events, and the insights of some of our sharpest modern-day thinkers.


"The lyrical approach was more [that] I allowed myself to write the songs ... And from the Christian bookstore perspective, that's really a strong thing.





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