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Kingdom Writers: A Podcast for Christian Writers of All Genres

Welcome to Kingdom Writers where CJ and Shelley Hitz are passionate about equipping and empowering Christian writers of all genres to share their unique gifts with the world. This podcast is filled with spiritual encouragement as well as prayers to help you overcome the resistance you face as a writer. Your story matters! We believe that you have a specific role to play in the kingdom of heaven to impact lives for eternity. And because of this, we will pour out our lives encouraging writers like you to not only tell your stories but to take the courageous step of self-publishing your stories in books that will outlive you and leave behind a powerful legacy. This podcast is sponsored by Christian Book Academy where we help you give birth to your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers!
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Now displaying: September, 2021
Sep 29, 2021

“For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.”

– Colossians 1:13-14 (NLT)

In his classic book, Miracles, author C.S. Lewis gives us a wonderful illustration of Christ representing a pearl diver in search of hidden treasure. It’s a beautiful passage that your own eyes should read,

“One may think of a diver, first reducing himself to nakedness, then glancing in mid-air, then gone with a splash, vanishing rushing down through green and warm water into black and cold water, down through increasing pressure into the deathlike region of ooze and slime and old decay; then up again, back to colour and light, his lungs almost bursting, till suddenly he breaks the surface again, holding in his hand the dripping, precious thing he went down to recover. He and it are both coloured now that they have come up into the light: down below, where it lay colorless in the dark, he lost his color too.” (Miracles, chap. 14).

Can you believe that you and I are that ‘dripping, precious thing’ Jesus went down to recover? If you’re like me, it’s a thought that seems beyond what my little finite mind can comprehend.

We’ve become quite comfortable here in our ‘region of ooze and slime and old decay.’ So comfortable that we forget that we were created for much more. The Son of God volunteered to descend into the depths of darkness in order to bring us into His glorious light.

Not only is this pearl diver the One who retrieves us, but his very life becomes the currency used in order to purchase us for display in the Father’s kingdom collection.

I can imagine the great Pearl Diver regaling the angels in heaven with stories from some of his deep dives…

“I found this one in the depths of despair and depression.”

“This beauty was pulled from the sea of drug & alcohol addiction.”

“A shark tried to snatch this one away from me but I eventually got her to safety. Got a few scars to prove it but you should see the shark…at least what’s left of him.”

Perhaps even now the angels are on the edge of their seats hearing Him tell your story.

Reflection: How does it feel to know how valuable you are to the Pearl Diver and his Father? As a Kingdom Writer, can you find creative ways to weave in your story of going from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of light with your readers?

 

Sep 22, 2021

What a fun month of celebration this has been! 

This month marks 10 years since I took the big, scary step of faith of quitting my physical therapy job (and a regular income behind) to be full-time in our ministry and business alongside my husband CJ. 

And we just finished our first-ever Kingdom Writers Conference. WooHoo!

Thank you to everyone who joined us. What a fun week it has been!

And right now our doors to Christian Book Academy are open. We only open a few times a year so if you've been wanting to join us now is the time to get in. Go to www.christianbookacademy.com and join us. 

We have so many great resources for you including monthly two-day Virtual Writing Retreats to help you get your book done or your marketing finished for the month. 

We also have a new Mini-Marketing Messages kit for you every month. These are social media templates and email templates you can use in your marketing to easily engage with your audience and sell more books. 

We have so many trainings for you that go in the order of the Kingdom Writers Path as well, starting at the first draft, then your final draft, self publish, book launch and finally ongoing marketing which is in the stage called impact lives. 

And so depending on where you're at in the Kingdom Writers Path, you can stay focused and find the training you can benefit from in your stage of the Kingdom Writers path. 

We encourage you to join us if you're ready to write a book, want to publish a book before the holidays, or if you're ready to market your book before the biggest book-buying season of the year. Come join us at www.christianbookacademy.com. We cannot wait to serve you. 

And to continue the celebration this month, we are highlighting Christian Book Academy member Jennifer Waddle. She was also one of the speakers at our conference. Today she's going to share a case study of how she put together a profitable book bundle and how you can do the same.

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We help you write words that outlive you, self-publish books that fulfill your calling, and reach more readers with your message.

 

Sep 15, 2021

Can you believe it? This month marks a decade since I resigned from my physical therapy job. We have been working full-time in our business and ministry since that day. 

Honestly, it hasn't been easy. 

There have been so many times we wanted to give up. But God has provided what we needed and He has brought us to the place where we are today. One of the things we're doing to celebrate is hosting our Kingdom Writers Conference...and it kicks off today the 15th of September. WooHoo! 

So if you have not joined us yet, make sure to go right now and claim your free ticket at www.kingdomwritersconference.com before registration closes. 

You will not want to miss 15 speakers over the course of five days helping equip you to move forward in God’s call to write. 

Today I want to introduce you to one of our Christian Book Academy members and one of our conference speakers, Ruth L Snyder. 

She has been taking some action in her marketing and she's going to share how using a simple tool that we provide in Christian Book Academy has helped her move forward in her marketing. Plus, on a recent post she was able to get 15 book sales. Yay!

I hope you enjoy hearing from her and get inspired for the marketing of your books as well.

DON’T MISS OUT...Get Your FREE Ticket to the Kingdom Writers Conference

A FREE 5-day event ONLY for Christian writers with 15 industry experts to equip you to move forward with God’s call to write. Get your FREE ticket and join us 9/15/21 - 9/21/21 (skipping the weekend) at https://kingdomwritersconference.com

 

Sep 8, 2021

If you haven't heard yet, September 2021 is an incredibly special year for CJ and me. It marks the 10th anniversary of taking that big scary step of faith for me to quit my physical therapy job and getting a regular paycheck. CJ was already working full-time in our business and 10 years ago I took that crazy step as well.

We have been two full-time entrepreneurs since that day and it has been a wild and crazy ride. 

We've been mentoring writers for over 11 years and also have had Christian Book Academy for 6.5 years. Therefore we wanted to celebrate!

We're celebrating and kicking off this month with our Kingdom Writers Conference and we want you to be part of it. It's going to be 15 speakers over five days and starts September 15th. Join us for free at www.kingdomwritersconference.com and tell all your writing friends. 

It's going to be a fun, inspiring, and amazing time to come together as Kingdom writers for such a time as this. 

This month we also wanted to highlight some of our speakers. By the way, all of our speakers have also been academy members over the last 6.5 years and we wanted to feature them and what God has been doing in their lives. 

Today I want to share with you Beth Jones and the path that she took with Kindle publishing as well as the power of publishing a series. She will also share several other things that have really been beneficial In her journey of publishing over 20 books and the list keeps growing. 

I hope you enjoy hearing from Beth Jones and get inspired to publish your next book. 

Get Your FREE Ticket to the Kingdom Writers Conference

A FREE 5-day event ONLY for Christian writers with 15 industry experts to equip you to move forward with God’s call to write. Get your FREE ticket and join us 9/15/21 - 9/21/21 (skipping the weekend) at https://kingdomwritersconference.com

 

Sep 1, 2021

This year we wanted to do something a little bit different for September it is the 10th year anniversary since I quit my physical therapy job and went full time in our ministry and business with my husband. 

This is a significant milestone for us. We have been leading Christian Book Academy now for 6.5 years, mentoring writers for over 11 years and we have so many things to celebrate.

We're kicking this month off with a bang by opening registration to our very first Kingdom Writers Conference. The theme this year is Battle Plan: equipping you to move forward in the writing God has called you to do.

Make sure to get your free ticket at www.KingdomWritersConference.com and invite all your writing friends, it's going to be fun. 

We are celebrating this month all that God has done not only in our lives but in your lives as well. Therefore we want to feature different members in our Christian Book Academy and in fact all of our speakers this year have been in our academy at one time or another and now they are also helping and equipping writers. It's so fun to see the ripple effect.

Today you will learn two of the writing tips Karen Lindwall-Bourg learned from Christian Book Academy that has helped her write and publish multiple books. I hope that you learn a lot from Karen as she shares some of her successes in writing.

Kingdom Writers Conference

A FREE 5-day event ONLY for Christian writers with 15 industry experts to equip you to move forward with God’s call to write.

Get your FREE ticket and join us 9/15/21 - 9/21/21 (skipping the weekend) at https://kingdomwritersconference.com

 

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