Scripture: Ezra 3:10-13; Zechariah 4:6-10
After nearly 80 years of being in exile, the Jewish people would return to their homeland and begin rebuilding the Temple that had been destroyed by the Babylonians. After the foundation had been completed, those who were old enough to remember the glory of Solomon’s temple began to wail and bemoan this newer version due to its modesty. The newer generation celebrated the accomplishment and rejoiced over the work being done.
Perhaps you have felt like you’re returning to your writing project after being in exile for years. Maybe you’ve been comparing your work to that of others or the work you accomplished long ago. Like His message through the prophet Zechariah regarding this foundation being laid, we can also take comfort by applying these words to where we find ourselves…
“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” - Zechariah 4:10a
No matter where you find yourself in the writing and marketing journey, take time to celebrate the foundation being laid and the progress God has helped bring thus far!
The Power of Having a Weekly Business Meeting with God
Learn the simple steps you can take to implement a weekly business meeting with God. This is one of the most important actions you can take as a Christian writer to ask God for the strategies to write, publish, and market your books successfully.
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We are so excited to share some marketing tips from our Christian Book Academy Members today. Join our community of Kingdom Writers here: https://christianbookacademy.com/
1.) Dak Frederick: Is The Business Card Dead?
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2.) Esther Espinoza: What's in your hand?
3.) Tanecia Mitchell: No more comfort zones: practical tips to get more people to read your book!
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The holiday season is the perfect time to sell books as well as host book signing events. But how do you set up an event like this and how can you make it more dynamic?
In this episode, we discuss this topic with our special guest, Susan Neal. You will learn more about hosting your own holiday book signing event and how you can make the most of selling more books from Black Friday to the first week of January.
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You’ve got a book you’re proud of. Now you’re looking for a simpler way to get it into the hands of more readers. One way you can do that is through social media. It's free to use...however, it can also take up a lot of your time.
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How do you remain consistent and faithful to your God-given goal? How do you keep the “main thing” your main thing?
In this episode, we dig deeper into this topic with our special guest, Marnie Swedberg, as we talk about what happens when we fully embrace and align ourselves with our God-given dreams.
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On numerous occasions throughout scripture, believers are referred to as “priests.” Here’s a notable reference (and more in the book, which you can get for free later!)
“But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9 NLT)
Jesus opened the door for anyone to become Kingdom priests and devote their lives completely to serving Him.
For many of us, part of that service includes the words we write. It’s why we like referring to Christian writers as “priestly pens.”
As Christian writers, we have this compulsion to write words that honor our King. And this desire is given to us by that same King,
Imagine the Author of life partnering with you and me (the pens) to write words that impact others now and will later outlive us. ❤️
God alone gives us that power. He’ll always supply the resources we need when we aim to please Him.
So if you’ve been sitting on a book idea but don’t know where to start or how to continue, CJ’s newest book with the same title, Priestly Pens, is for you!
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