On the final post of each month you’ll find a list of Water Cooler contributors’ recently released books along with a recap of WordServe client news.
Congratulations to Leslie Leyland Fields for the April 7 release of Your Story Matters: Finding, Writing, and Living the Truth of Your Life.
Your Story Matters presents a dynamic and spiritually formative process for understanding and redeeming the past in order to live well in the present and into the future. Leslie Leyland Fields has used and taught this practical and inspiring writing process for decades, helping people from all walks of life to access memory and sift through the truth of their stories. This is not just a book for writers. Each one of us has a story, and understanding God’s work in our stories is a vital part of our faith. Through the spiritual practice of writing, we can “remember” his acts among us, “declare his glory among the nations,” and pass on to others what we have witnessed of God in this life: the mysterious, the tragic, the miraculous, the ordinary. With a companion video curriculum from RightNow Media, this is a “why not” book as opposed to a “how to” book. Leslie asks each of us an important question: “Why not learn to tell your story, in the context of the grander story of God?”
Jesse L. Nelson signed with Kregel for How to Preach Life-Changing
Sermons: Six Steps to Developing and Delivering Biblical Messages to be released early 2022.
Naghmeh Panahi, Amanda Martinez Beck, Jessica Hooten Wilson, Lydia Sohn, signed with WordServe in March. Welcome!
What We’re Celebrating
Congratulations to authors Rebecca George (Wurmbrand) and Jonathan McKee (The Teen’s Guide to Social Media and Mobile Devices) for being selected as finalists for Christian Book Awards.
See all the finalists here: https://christianbookawards.com/finalists.html
Please join author Amanda Anderson and a virtual community for an eight-week live, on-line study of Amanda’s book, All My Friends Have Issues: Building Remarkable Relationships Between Imperfect Women. This study will take women on a journey through Scripture to discover God’s design for healthy, flourishing friendships that reflect His gracious heart. We will study three foundational concepts: authenticity (being known and loved by God and others); encouragement (comforting and spurring one another on to live out our God-given identity); and accountability (supporting one another in holiness and wholeness). Despite our “issues,” God equips us to form friendships that are a source of joy and spiritual growth. In this unique season, the study will also focus on practical ways to strengthen our relationships despite social isolation.
Check out the link on Amanda’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/heartintraining/