Writers: Choose an Audience
writing

Writers: Choose an Audience

(A sequel to Writers: Consider Your Audience.) You might be thinking that I should have talked first about choosing an audience. You may be correct. On the other hand, I think it’s critical to understand that your audience makes a difference in what you write. Writing can be a lonely task. It’s just you and…

Writers: Consider Your Audience
writing

Writers: Consider Your Audience

I’ve changed my own job function so that my main function is marketing (besides general management), rather than editing. One theme that has followed me through this change is this: A writer’s audience is critical. To write effectively, you must always consider who you’re writing to. Note that I placed a preposition at the end…

Empower!
Discipleship

Empower!

Energion Publications uses three words for our mission: Educate, Energize, and Empower. What do we mean by these words? Are they just buzzwords? The third keyword in our Energion Publications mission is Empower! (See the previous posts on Educate! and Energize!) Empower represents the most difficult thing to accomplish as a publisher. We can publish books…

#MeToo Church
Christian Living | Christianity | ministry

#MeToo Church

By Shauna Hyde, PhD In my years of ministry as pastor and counselor, I have worked with people who have been abused, victimized, and traumatized in unspeakable ways.  It is heart-breaking and I often find it difficult to understand how one human being can justify treating another human being badly in order to meet their…

Jody’s Christmas List #5
Christmas Specials | Fiction

Jody’s Christmas List #5

Prayer Trilogy by Kimberly Gordon, Retail: $10.99, Sale: $7.50 Allegheny Hideaway by Kimberly Gordon Retail: $16.99, Sale: $11.75 Please Love Me by Kimberly Gordon Retail: $14.99, Sale: $10.50 Kimberly Gordon does a great job of bringing a story together with action, strong, interactive characters and subplots that enhance the main theme. The strength of these…