God’s favour to me and for prisoners – I’m blown away

God’s favour to me and for prisoners – I’m blown away

Don't you love watching God at work?  When I first engaged with Speaking Volumes to put Christian books into Irish prisons, I never imagined where it would lead.  But God's favour is amazing.  As a result, yesterday I delivered a van load of inspirational resources to...

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I’ve just done a Bookstall!

I’ve just done a Bookstall!

Yes, I've just done a Bookstall, but no, not in contravention of covid-19 restrictions!  I provided a Virtual Bookstall at a Virtual Event;  and I've more Virtual Events planned.  Are Virtual Events with Virtual Bookstalls going to become the norm?  I don't suppose...

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So you’ve decided to approach a publisher?

So you’ve decided to approach a publisher?

You will only waste your time and theirs if you approach a fiction publisher with your book about Ephesians, unless perhaps it's a historical fiction set in Ephesus!  So your first step is to ascertain which publishers might be interested.  Start with your own...

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To get to there?  I wouldn’t start from here!

To get to there? I wouldn’t start from here!

We laugh at the old story of the foreign driver who asks for directions and encounters that response from the local farmer.  But when someone asks me how to get their book published, in all seriousness it's how I feel like responding.  Frequently, they've poured their...

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Which Bible would I recommend?

Which Bible would I recommend?

I'm often asked which Bible I would recommend to someone.  I love that question, because the most important Christian book they will ever read is God's Word. Sometimes their existing Bible is falling to pieces, and it has reached a point where they need to replace...

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Why do I do what I do?

Why do I do what I do?

I was surprised today by an interview question which revealed the motivation deep in my heart. I was in Wexford to be interviewed on 'Simply Divine', Maria Colfer's Saturday morning programme on South East Radio. She asked me why I do what I do, and I surprised myself...

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I didn’t like American grammar, but I had a change of heart

I didn’t like American grammar, but I had a change of heart

When I read the history of Destiny Image Publishers. Which is more important to you in a book, the grammar and spelling, or the content and the heart? Recently I expressed my frustration to a Sales Rep about the American grammar in books from Destiny Image and some...

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Partnering with anxiety – surely not?

Partnering with anxiety – surely not?

My Christian Books website - an unexpected lesson. I know some of you wondered why it was taking me so long to get this new redesigned ChristianBooks.ie completed.  I was asking myself the same question. I never fully shook off the tyranny of the urgent, despite being...

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Christian Book publishing in secular hands – good or bad?

Christian Book publishing in secular hands – good or bad?

More than 50% of Christian Book publishing is in secular hands, and all but one major Bible translation, at least in the English speaking world. What an eye-opener to be invited to The Big Book Bonanza last night in Dublin by HCCP [Harper Collins Christian...

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