(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)—January 29, 2014—With their immense experience in both writing and coaching, Edna Ellison and Linda Gilden spend much of their time encouraging other writers in developing their God-given gift. Called to Write: Seven Principles to Become a Writer on a Mission (978-1-59669-398-2, N144107, $14.99) is a must-have resource for those who wish to acquire the art of writing or will affirm their calling to write for the kingdom of God.
Ellison and Gilden share their powerful insight through seven key competencies for every author on a mission. For this unique and practical format, two aspects of each of the seven competencies are included. First, authors will explore the competency through an informational chapter which helps them to understand the importance of staying grounded in that area. This is followed by an inspiring how-to-implement section.
Called to Write speaks to the heart of writers who feel the call of God in their life and provides encouragement and inspiration to fully take up that call.
“If you have ever sensed God calling you to write, read this book,” says Carol Kent, speaker and best-selling author of Speak Up with Confidence and Unquenchable: Grow a Wildfire Faith that Will Endure Anything. “Edna Ellison and Linda Gilden have written a powerful book that will help you keep your focus on writing things you are passionate about that point people in the direction of truth, faith, and hope. The focal point is on listening to the Holy Spirit and on writing content that will transform lives. Buy one copy for yourself and another to share with an aspiring Christian writer.”
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Award-winning author of 26 books and more than 400 magazine articles, Edna Ellison is a well-known keynote speaker who leads prayer retreats and writers conferences. Edna is an honors graduate of Presbyterian College with an MA from Converse College, an EdSp from the University of South Carolina, and a PhD from the University of Alabama. Having taught at three Baptist seminaries and two American universities, she now writes Bible study books. A leader in AWSA and a certified CLASS speaker, her life has been featured by Focus on the Family, where she has also been published.
Linda Gilden believes part of what God has called her to do is encourage other writers in their writing journeys. This prolific author, editor, and writing coach desires to see future writers and current authors develop good writing skills so they can write with excellence for the kingdom of God. In addition to serving as an adjunct professor of women’s ministries at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Linda is extremely active in the writing industry on both a local and national level. She currently serves as the director for the Glorieta Christian Writers Conference, CLASS Christian Writers Conference, and the Carolina Christian Writers Conference.
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