As the Ink Flows: DEVOTIONS to Inspire Christian Writers and Speakers

 

Praise for As the Ink Flows

This book elevates the craft of writing into a divine encounter where the author sits in the presence of God and allows the Holy Spirit, the most creative force in the universe, to speak to and through them. Let God speak to you through this book, then get to your keyboard! Dr. Grant Mullen M.D., author of Emotionally Free.

As the Ink Flows is a dazzling goldmine of inspirational nuggets so creative and concise; it’s a must-have devotional for writers, pastors, speakers or anyone in ministry! Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston and Heart of San Francisco series.

This book has reminded me that every day is both a gift and an opportunity to grow in intimacy with God. This book has also encouraged me to remember that the joys and struggles I experience as a writer are the very means of grace toward that deepening intimacy. As the Ink Flows can easily be appreciated as a practical guide to incarnational living for those who have been created by God to write. Tracey-Ann Van Brenk M.Div., CSD Certified Spiritual Director, Guidepost Ministries.

Christians who suspect that writing could be something they are called to do will find As the Ink Flows to be an answer to prayer. By making direct connections between the Bible and various practical aspects of writing, this book will inspire and challenge its readers in the best of ways. – Bill Fledderus, senior editor, Faith Today magazine and adjunct English instructor, Redeemer University College.

The authors of As the Ink Flows have prepared a real buffet of spiritual nourishment. I appreciate the breadth and scope of their collaborative work. This was helped by the uniqueness of the contributors and their place in "the Story." Beginning with the living words of Scripture, prayerful postures and a communal commitment, these writers invite us to join them in creative work; the joy and privilege of all God's image bearers. Here are words to awaken and stir our creative impulses to continue our participation in God's redemptive story. These insightful reflections and engaging exercises open us more fully to the Author of Life's work in and through us. Al Roberts, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Toronto.

Consistently inspiring, occasionally convicting, and refreshingly practical! It is my joy to recommend As the Ink Flows to writers who are passionate to see their written words reflect the immeasurably powerful and absolutely personal Living Word. Andy Frecka, author of Winter Road.

Too often writers focus on the words they’re putting on the page while neglecting the more important words God is writing in their hearts. The authors bring together the two sides of the Christian writer’s life—the study of craft and the study of The Word—in this thoughtful devotional. Jayne E. Self, Write! Canada Conference Director and author of Harbourlight's award winning Seaglass Mysteries.

I believe this powerful devotional will be of great value for those who want to honour God in everything they do. Paul Pascoal, Pastor at Gormley Missionary Church, Ontario and author of Missões Transculturais à Porta de Casa (Cross-Cultural Missions At Your Front Door).

This book inspired me with familiar ideas in a new context: “have faith,” “take chances,” “trust in your calling” at, of all places, my seemingly safe computer. The authors have done a great job of weaving in examples of writer’s craft with spiritual disciplines. I loved how the questions for reflection created a conversational format; a wonderful way to invite the Holy Spirit to guide your creative spirit. Cameron Kaufman-Frey, Pastor of Community Mennonite Church in Stouffville.

I am one who never wanted to become a writer. I did not seek it as a career, or even a hobby. God had other plans. And as I explore this plan He has for my life, I become ever more aware of the fact I have much to learn from friends who have diligently pursued the art of word craft. Take the words of the best-selling book of all time, extrapolate examples of classic literary construct, and encourage writers of all kinds (songwriters, bloggers, pastors, and novelists) to recognize the living and moving presence and influence of the King of Kings in their work. Suzy Weibel (with Dannah Gresh), author of My Struggle To Like Me and One Year Devotional for Teen Girls

Our primary reason for creating The Word Guild in 2001 was to connect Canadian writers and editors who are Christian so they could work together and help one another. I’m thrilled every time I see something like As the Ink Flows, which is not only a tangible example of writers supporting each other in Christian community, but also a means of reaching out to even more writers. What a great idea!” N. J. Lindquist, author and speaker, publisher of the Hot Apple Cider books, co-founder of The Word Guild and former director of Write! Canada

I enjoyed the simple prayers, solidly Biblical, practical advice and nuggets of wisdom throughout this book. The framework is helpful, especially for fledgling writers, but experienced writers will find useful writing exercises here too. This book will simultaneously develop your writing skills and strengthen your faith in a sovereign God. Angela Reitsma Bick, editor of Christian Courier