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Writing Christian and Inspirational Literature
By Harrine Freeman

As Christians 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 Driven Life.

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.

Proverbs 13:22
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children, and the wealth of the sinner is paid up for the just.

Deuteronomy 15:1
[ The Year for Canceling Debts ] At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts.

Proverbs 22:7
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 – 1380

# 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 to do.

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 I’ve 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 hfreeman@hefreemanenterprises.com.


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