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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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Feb 23, 2022

Psalm 127:1-2 - “Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good. It is useless for you to work so hard   from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.”

Our workaholic society tells us to push and strain and strive in order to accomplish our goals. Many books have been written with this method…but at what cost and for what benefit? We also see many in the world today trying to protect all of the work they’ve accomplished in their own human strength. If we’re honest, we’ve all done this as if everything depends on us alone.

It’s interesting to note that this Psalm is written by Solomon who wrote most of Proverbs, many of which instruct us to not be lazy and to work hard. Here, he’s looking at the issue of going it alone without including God in the picture.

Whether it’s building houses or writing books, both are acceptable enterprises. They serve an important purpose. Our motives behind these things are equally important. Are we doing these things for our own glory or God’s glory? Ultimately, this is why we call ourselves Kingdom Writers. We’re all about building His Kingdom, not some monument unto ourselves.

God makes no distinctions between the sacred and secular - Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters…”

God is interested in ALL of our work including all the words we write. Our books will have more substance when we partner with God, just as families will have more substance in their relationships when they build their home with the Lord.

Regarding houses, they are viewed as a symbol of status. We can easily desire to have a huge, extravagant house in order to look good and be approved of by others. This kind of thing can also happen with our books. We can create something that comes off as polished and shiny in order to seek status. We can place our security in this status which is here today and gone tomorrow.

Why is our work wasted? It’s wasted when we trade the eternal for the temporal

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Feb 17, 2022
We believe in the power of being surrounded by like-minded writers in community while you write, publish, and market your book… …even if that community is online. We have been coaching and mentoring writers online for over a decade and have seen the power it has over and over again.

Right now, our doors to Christian Book Academy are open. WooHoo! 🥳

Christian Book Academy is an online membership where we help Christian writers of all genres, like you, write words that outlive you,  self-publish books that fulfill your calling, and reach more readers with your message.

Join us here: https://christianbookacademy.com/ 

Feb 9, 2022

You can still get a copy of our new book, Kingdom Writers, here: https://trainingauthors.com/book

And enjoy this excerpt from our War Room prayer meeting call with our Christian Book Academy members in January. We pray it blesses you!

Feb 1, 2022

Today is the day we are launching our new book, Kingdom Writers. WooHoo!

Get your copy today at an early-bird price (plus all the bonuses) here:

https://trainingauthors.com/book

This book has been in the works for over 2.5 years. We have been praying for you and believe it will help you move forward in your call to write.

Here’s what a few writers are saying…

“If you are a Christian and feel called to write a book, but maybe you're intimidated by the process, this book by Shelley and CJ Hitz was written for you. God is a God of story, and He has given us each a story to tell; some people are called to put that story in writing for the world to experience with us. Be encouraged with the practical tips in this book, by Shelley's own story, and also by the stories of other authors who have been in your shoes whom God has helped follow His plan for their lives.”

- Katie Erickson, Editor, Designer, Author

Kingdom Writers was written to inspire you to share your story. Everyone matters and everyone has a story to tell. God has brought you through many circumstances of life that could be a help or blessing for someone to learn they can make it too. There is no limit to what God can do and this book will provide you with practical tips, encouragement and inspire you to seek God to show you His calling on your life that can be a blessing to others.

Lana Wynn Scroggins, PhD, author

Get your copy today at an early-bird price (plus all the bonuses) here:

https://trainingauthors.com/book

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