By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer
“May all that you read be uplifting.”
Have you seen that line? I use it at the bottom of my email and quarterly newsletters, and I include it at the end of most of my novels.
However, it’s more than a poetic parting. Life is too full of that which tears down, depletes, and depresses, so I want to encourage people to read books, stories, and articles that are uplifting.
This is not to say we stick our head in the sand and pretend that nothing bad ever happens. It’s to say that in spite of the unlovely, there is hope and we need to be reminded of it.
The power of story can change a person’s life. Jesus knew this and used stories to teach Truth. God’s words are the most uplifting words ever spoken or written, and I like to begin each day with a page from Daily Light, a collection of topically arranged scriptures compiled by Samuel Bagster in 1794.
But in my recreational reading, I want uplifting novels. Such stories are not genre-exclusive and they can be found in several categories: adventure, political thriller, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense, and more, both contemporary and historical. Many stories across many genres weave a redemptive thread.
Hopefully, such stories will be found at the hands of Christian authors.
With that in mind, I want to invite you to a Christian-author event planned for this evening.
Do like meeting authors?
Do you like reading historical Christian fiction?
If you answered yes to one or both of those questions, then you’ll want to join our Facebook Party today, April 29, from 5:30 PM – 9 PM EDT.
Five other Christian historical novelists and I will be sharing insider tidbits and prizes. Two grand prize winners will be chosen from participants who do the following:
- Visit the Facebook party page and click that you are going to the party.
- Share the party on your timeline.
- Comment on at least two authors’ posts during the party.
One grand prize is a $50 Amazon gift card, and the other prize is all six of the books shown below.
What a fun way to spend a Monday evening!
So with that, I’ll repeat myself:
May all that you read be uplifting.
Wise words satisfy like a good meal;
the right words bring satisfaction.
Proverbs 18:20 NLT
Impressed by her confidante’s ability to string questions together so rapidly, Elizabeth smiled for the first time in a long while, encouragement pricking a tender spot behind her ribs. ~ An Unexpected Redemption
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