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Light for the Writer's Soul: 100 devotions by global Christian writers

Christian writers from around the globe have contributed to this unique devotional book. Containing 100 devotional articles by 80 contributing writers from 27 countries, this book aims to inspire and encourage Christian writers to harness their gifts and keep writing for God. Includes well-known authors such as Randy Alcorn, Jerry Jenkins, Jeanette Windle, Grace Chong, Keila Ochoa Harris, and many more. Their words will make a difference in the hearts and minds of readers. Co-published by Armour Publishers and also available in Singapore. 2015, paperback, 224 pp., $14.99.  (Add $4 for shipping 1 copy within the US, or $5 shipping/handling for up to 4 copies within the U.S. by media mail.) Read more about the book. See devotions by Yessy Sutama, Nur Un Nabi, Owen Salter, Daniel NalbantskiJacob Samuel, Marcia Lee Laycock.

    Twelve Strands: Journeys with Asian authors

Edited by Bernice Lee
Twelve Strands pulls together the writing journeys of 12 Asian authors from countries as diverse as South Korea and Pakistan. Some write poetry and songs, while others write children’s books. Some are able to share the deepest pains and highest joys of those whose testimonies they give voice to. All feel an almost compulsive need to write so that the knowledge of the love of Christ can reach the farthest corners of their country, if not the world. They share a calling. The book aims to inspire a new generation of Asian writers and encourage current ones. The countries represented in the anthology are:  China, South Korea, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Philippines, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan/US, Malaysia and Cambodia. Read a sample. Co-p
ublished by and available in Singapore from Graceworks. 2015, paperback, 187 pp., $11.99. 

   

Out of the Dark Night: A collection of short stories from Asia

Motivated to share Christ, a group of women writers in Vietnam painstakingly compiled stories and edited a book full of testimonies of local people whose lives have been changed by Jesus Christ.  The stories of endurance, physical healings and miracles serve a powerful reminder for all of us that there is hope. “Our brothers and sisters in Vietnam have much to teach those of us who follow Christ in freer societies,” said publisher Soo-Inn Tan. Read more about the book. Published in English by Graceworks. 2013, paperback, 100 pages, $9.99.

   

Edite con éxito: desde una idea hasta el producto final

Few books present the work of the editor in the context of a publishing house. How should an editor work with authors, the editorial director, with marketing people, booksellers and others? The 10 chapters of this revised and updated Spanish-language training manual address these themes, including informative articles, anecdotes and exercises to boost your skills. Written by professional editors for editors around the globe. Read more about the book. Editor: Kim Pettit. Published in Spanish by MAI. 2012, paperback, 249 pages, $11.99.

   

Ejemplos Admirables de la Vida Cristiana

You'll be inspired by these winning examples of wonderful Christian lives in Latin America. Writers from Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Guatemala and Costa Rica submitted these seven winning Spanish essays in the Letra Viva writing competition. Published by Christian Editing and Ediciones Puma. 2011, paperback, 178 pages, $9.99.

   

Sacred Journeys: Christian authors reveal how the Bible impacts their lives (Audio CDs)

Today's top Christian authors in the U.S. share their favorite verses and personal stories of how God has worked in their lives. Authors include: Angela Hunt, Robin Jones Gunn, Randy Alcorn, T. Davis Bunn, Ruth Graham and more. Listen to a sample. Includes 2 CDs. Produced by Oasis Audio. All proceeds benefit training Christian writers, editors and publishers in the world's hard places. $12.99.

   

A Novel Idea

Best-selling Christian fiction writers have teamed together to contribute articles on the craft of writing. A Novel Idea contains tips on brainstorming ideas and crafting and marketing a novel. It explains what makes a Christian novel “Christian” and offers tips on how to approach tough topics. Contributors include Jerry B. Jenkins, Karen Kingsbury, Francine Rivers, and many other beloved authors. All proceeds will benefit MAI. Read more about the idea behind A Novel Idea. 2009, paperback, 320 pp., $14.99.

   

Los desafíos de ser cristianos en América Latina hoy

What are the challenges of being a Christian today in Latin America?  Find out by reading the new book in Spanish, Los desafíos de ser cristianos en América Latina hoy. The book contains the five winning essays from the Latin America-wide writing competition, Premio Letra Viva, which MAI co-sponsored. Read more about the book. 2010, paperback, $9.99.

  Servant of Words:  

Your Guide to Creating a Christian Writer Group

MAI's new training booklet in the Expand Your LITT-WORLD series tells how to build a Christian writer group or enhance an existing one. Learn pratical do's and don'ts of creating an effective group that spurs its members to better writing through regular gatherings, encouragement and support. You'll also glean from lessons learned by leaders of writer groups in Trinidad, Kenya, the Philippines and Ghana. 2007, paperback, 36 pp., $2.50. Also available as an e-book for Kindle, Apple, Kobo and Nook products.

 

How to Write Missionary Letters

 

La aventura de publicar: consejos para escritores cristianos

This Spanish-language book includes practical tips, tools and encouragement for first-time Christian authors seeking to navigate the intimidating process of getting published. Available in Spanish only. 2006, paperback, 141 pp., $8.00.

  La aventura de escribir

 

La aventura de escribir
Adriana Powell, ed.

Fourteen Latin writers with a passion for books tell of their own writing experiences. Available in Spanish only. 2003, paperback, 229 pp., $10.00.

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  Getting Your Message Across  

How to Write Missionary Letters
Alvera Mickelsen

This newly updated edition gives "how to" guidance to help you write prayer letters. Includes a new section on tips for using electronic communication with advice from seasoned missions personnel. 2007, 62pp, paperback, $7.00. Also available as an e-book for Kindle, Apple, Kobo and Nook products.

  Expand Your Litt-World  

The Christian Publisher:
Strong in the Storm

Ramon Rocha III

Drawing from his personal experiences, Ramon Rocha provides steps to strong leadership. Part of the Expand Your LITT-WORLD Series—a series of self-study books to supplement on-site training. 2002, paperback, 20 pp., $2.50. Also available as an e-book for Kindle, Apple, Kobo and Nook products.

  Servanthood and the Christian Editor  

Effective Story Writing
Pat Alexander

This booklet is packed with principles of story writing and how to use them effectively. You'll want to take advantage of Pat's expertise and wisdom for writing stories. Part of the Expand Your LITT-WORLD Series—a series of self-study books to supplement on-site training. 2003, paperback, 32 pp., $2.50. Currently out of stock in print. Also available as an e-book for Kindle, Apple, Kobo and Nook products.

  Effective Story Writing  

Servanthood and the Christian Editor
Judith Markham

Markham shows how the effective editor serves four masters: the publisher, the reader, the writer and the Lord. Part of the Expand Your LITT-WORLD Series—a series of self-study books to supplement on-site training.
Read a brief excerpt. 2003, paperback, 16 pp., $2.50. Currently out of stock in print. Also available as an e-book for Kindle, Apple, Kobo and Nook products.

  Writing for Children:  

Editorial Vision and Strategy:
How to write a mission statement
and make it work

Ron Wilson

This book is packed with useful information for those just beginning a publishing venture or those rethinking their strategy. Part of the Expand Your LITT-WORLD Series—a series of self-study books to supplement on-site training. 2003, paperback, 20 pp., $2.50. Also available as an e-book for Kindle, Apple, Kobo and Nook products.

  An Unfading Vision  

Writing for Children:
Ideas and techniques to produce
stories that children will love

Pat Alexander and Larry Brook

Offers practical ideas and techniques for writing better stories for children. Gives the broad picture and detailed "how to" techniques to assist you in plot development. Part of the Expand Your LITT-WORLD Series—a series of self-study books to supplement on-site training. 2003, paperback, 76 pp., $5.00. Also available as an e-book for Kindle, Apple, Kobo and Nook products.

  Editorial Vision and Strategy:  

An Unfading Vision
Edward England

An invaluable resource for anyone involved in equipping and encouraging Christian publishers, editors and writers. But even if you are not engaged in publishing, you’ll find it a fascinating read. You will sense afresh the power of words, even in this information-saturated world. 1998, 184pp, paperback, $5.00. Also available as an e-book for Kindle, Apple, Kobo and Nook products, and on Flipreads. Read more about the book.