Christian and Inspirational Literature
By Harrine Freeman
we are inspired by the stories in the bible. We are
inspired by various life events and experiences. Jesus
inspired followers of him through parables and stories.
As followers of Christ we should inspire other Christians
and non-Christians through our writing. Our stories can
provide support, encouragement and faith to those who do
not believe or are struggling with staying on the right
path to being saved.
Christian and inspirational literature is increasing in
demand due to the devastation that has occurred in the
past few years in this country and across the world.
People have forgotten their spiritual values and lost
their way. As a result, people are looking to reconnect
spiritually with God to give them hope to face today and
look forward to tomorrow. Many people are looking for
guidance on their purpose in life as evidenced by the
millions of books sold by Rick Warren's book the Purpose
Christians have allowed society to change our views and
influence our thoughts about money. We have become greedy
and materialistic. Somehow we manage to find money to pay
our car note for our trucks, Mercedes Benz, or BMW's and
yet complain about having to give tithes each Sunday. The
following scriptures provide a perspective regarding the
value of money.
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's
children, and the wealth of the sinner is paid up for the
[ The Year for Canceling Debts ] At the end of every
seven years you must cancel debts.
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is
servant to the lender.
In the past, people looked to their pastors, bishops,
spiritual leaders for guidance. Due to various scandals
and hypocrisy in the church and Christian religion many
people are turning to others for spiritual guidance,
support and encouragement. As a result, the interest in
Christian authors to write and publishing houses to
publish Christian works has dramatically increased.
In 2005, according to the Book Industry Study Group there
are currently 266 different BISAC which are category
books based on content that inspirational books. In 2005
11.4% or $2.4 billion of sales were for religious books,
Christian books accounted for 85.6% of those sales vs.
86.4% for secular book sales. Here is a more detailed
breakdown of book sales:
#of Christian publishers selling books in 2005
# of Christian unique titles 61,614
# of Christian authors 23,243
Writing Christian or inspirational literature means
writing that tells a story but also writing that can
affect or change one's life. This type of writing shares
experiences, provide step-by-step guides on how to deal
with various issues that we experience in our lives.
Pointing out your mistakes and what you've learned from
them can be used as examples to help readers overcome or
prevent those same mistakes.
Write as much as you can, read your bible and pray.
Prayer does change things, prayer keeps you humble and
helps you stay focused on the things that God wants you
Harrine Freeman is a speaker, personal finance expert and
the author of, "How to Get Out of Debt: Get an
"A" Credit Rating for Free Using the System Ive
Used Successfully with Thousands of Clients.
She is the CEO of H.E. Freeman Enterprises, a credit
repair and personal finance services company. She is a
member of the American Association of Daily Money
Managers, SPAWN, Toastmasters, AAUW, National Association
of Women Writers, IEEE and the Women Network.
For more information on how to get out of debt or to buy
her book please visit http://www.hefreemanenterprises.com She can be reached via email at