The third book in the Moments series has been released. Twenty-four of the forty-two authors who contributed their stories were presented with their one-free-book at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference last Monday evening, May 18.
Many of the authors have their first publication in these Moments books. Others are multi-published. The content is stories about the power of words—negative, positive, and God’s words.
The first spoken words we have recorded are God’s words, when…in the beginning he said, “Let there be light.” And there was light. Then he sent Jesus to be the light of this world in a different way. When Jesus returned to his heavenly home he left us with the instruction to be, “the light of the world.”
As authors of these Moments books, we hope to entertain, inspire, encourage, and relate as we share our joys and failures and the presence of God in our lives. The authors joyfully relate their experiences, get no monetary compensation, and donate all royalties to Samaritan’s Purse, an organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.
Other books in the series are Divine Moments and Christmas Moments. Now, Spoken Moments has fifty-two articles about the power of words. They can hurt, they can heal, but most important these stories lead to Jesus Christ, the Eternal Word, who saves.
Some of the stories are wonderfully entertaining. Others impress upon us the importance and impact of words, whether we speak them, write them, or show them in action.
Other Moments books to be released this year are Precious Moments—by, with, about Children and Christmas Moments Book #2.
I am now acquiring articles for Stupid Moments. Not that I think any of you readers are, um…stupid, but many of us have times when we were in embarrassing or humiliating situations that we like to share that make others laugh and help us laugh at ourselves. Then there are times when we feel ridiculous. Other times our foolish moments might have that faith element, such as having resisted accepting Jesus or allowing him to be Lord of our lives. We may have yielded to temptation, or held onto unforgiveness which hurt us more than it hurt the one we should forgive.
If you would like to contribute to Stupid Moments, send your “moment” which may be as simple as saying you can’t find your car keys and you’re holding them in your hand. Or these may be articles of 500 to 3000 words. Content is more important than word count. If you dare share…send your moment or article attached to an email, Times New Roman, 12 point type, to email@example.com. Many of us like to hear about others’ “stupid” moments, whether funny or serious. Christmas stories are also welcomed for a future book.
Please let others know about these books. They have life-changing qualities.