Category Archives: Writing Ministry

Seven Steps to Guaranteed Success as a Writer

Excellent post. I found much to like about this article—and some helpful wisdom. Although success in writing can be measured in many ways, the best one, at least for me, is when my work accomplishes the purpose God has for it.

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Every author seems to have a different idea of what “success” in their field means to him or her. For some, selling at least five thousand (in Canada) or ten thousand (in the States) books, thereby qualifying them to claim the lofty title of “Bestselling Author” is the goal on which they set their sights. For others, maybe it’s a hundred thousand copies, or a million.

For some, it isn’t about the numbers, but about awards. But which award is the one that will make them feel as though they have finally arrived? Is it the Carol? The Christie? The Pulitzer? I’ve noticed several big-name authors who have won awards in the past entering the contests again, so maybe one award isn’t enough. What, then, is the magic number?

Or maybe it’s a certain amount of positive feedback, a sufficient number of glowing reviews on Amazon or Goodreads, recognition at…

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BOOK FAIR at Barnes & Noble

BOOK FAIR at the Barnes & Noble in Clackamas Town Center on Saturday, June 17

This bookfair is a Happy Day Christian School event and fundraiser. Activities include LEGO Workshops for kids, Storytime, Noted Author, Book Signings, and Gift Basket Drawing. A percentage of all purchases will be donated to Happy Day Christian Child Care & School.

Dr. Charles Earl Harrel will be autographing his inspirational book, THE GREATEST MOMENT, a new anthology by Bethany House, GIFTS FROM HEAVEN, and several CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL anthologies, in which he is a contributing author.

“Chicken Soup for the Soul” books include THANKS DAD, MIRACLES HAPPEN, and THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS.   All would make great gifts for Father’s Day.

Happy Day school staff will be on hand. Check out their welcome table for more information about the bookfair and their school.

Clackamas Barnes & Noble    Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.    Hope to see you there!

INVITED BACK

INVITED BACK for Another Book Signing

I’ve been invited back to Rainbow West Christian Supply in the Vancouver Mall for another book signing.

 Saturday, June 10th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

I will be autographing my inspirational book, THE GREATEST MOMENT, and a “Chicken Soup for the Soul” anthology, THANKS DAD, in which I’m also a contributing author.

Both make great Father’s Day gifts.

If you live in the Portland-Vancouver area, stop by and say hello.

All profits go to Missions

                                    

More Comments from THE GREATEST MOMENT Readers

More and more people inspired and encouraged by reading THE GREATEST MOMENT

Here are a few of their comments:


“Wow! This is awesome!! Thank you so much. Can’t wait to read it!”

Papberry from Ghana just downloaded her copy of THE GREATEST MOMENT. She is reading the e-book version from Amazon, which is available for Kindle and compatible devices. Barnes & Noble (NOOK) and Apple (iBooks) also have versions.

If you’re interested, here is the Amazon link: http://a.co/2a3rMVI


Susan T. Osborn writes, “What is the greatest moment in the Bible? What event warrants this title? Dr. Harrel has woven Scripture upon Scripture, to lead us to the answer to this question. In the process, we will grow to understand our purpose and develop a greater passion for our God.”

Susan Titus Osborn is the Author of thirty books, an International Conference Speaker, and the Director of the Christian Communicator.


Carol writes, “Charles Earl Harrel is a man of passion in all he does. He shines at unfolding the majesty of God piece by piece until revelation of truth emerges.”
—Dr. Carol J. Robeson
Author of the Strongman Series, Inspirational Speaker, Former Missionary to Latin America

Carol Robeson attended my church, supported me as a pastor and author, encouraged my writing, and was able to read my inspirational book, THE GREATEST MOMENT, before she left for heaven. Thank you, Carol!


Teresa P. writes, “THE GREATEST MOMENT is a gold mine of scriptural truth. It captures your attention from the moment you begin to read, drawing you with anticipation toward the great reveal. You will walk away from this book wanting to do more, be more, and speak more. It skillfully compels you to make the upward call of Christ your highest pursuit.”


Donna S. writes, “I read THE GREATEST MOMENT very slowly, trying to study and take in all the layers that were presented, each building on the other. It is thoughtful, insightful, and so informative as Dr. Harrel explains how it all leads up to our “Greatest Moment.”

“I recommend this book for both new Christians as well as those of us who continue to study to deepen our faith. Now I am going to reread it again!”


For more information concerning this book, to read the back cover, or find out where you can purchase a copy, click on the icon below.

The Greatest Moment

Rainbow West Books: Thanks for your Prayerful Support

Dear Friends and Followers: Thank you for all your prayers and support. The book signing at Rainbow West Christian Supply in Vancouver, Washington, turned out well. Thirty-five (35) books were released into the harvest. Praise God! A special thanks to Rae, the bookstore manager.

23 copies of THE GREATEST MOMENT

12 copies of GIFTS FROM HEAVEN

All profits will go to His Place missionary outreach at The Morning Star School in Ghana.

How Much Wrong Teaching is Too Much?

An interesting discussion about Christian-classified books or movies, fiction and nonfiction, and should they support biblical theology. Reblogged for your consideration.

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There is an ongoing debate in Christian circles about whether non-fiction or fiction books are best. Proponents of each, particularly those firmly planted in their perspective camp, tend to be slightly (sometimes more than slightly) disdainful of the other. I have always maintained, however, that this is not an either/or proposition. As every good preacher (including Jesus) will tell you, it’s vitally important to spend time expounding on the Word, but when you launch into a story to illustrate that Word, that’s when everyone suddenly straightens in their seats and becomes even more engaged. Both are needed. The same is true with fiction. In my opinion, if classified as Christian, a story must be firmly rooted in good theology if it is going to have a powerful, lasting impact on the reader.

But is my opinion the right one? If not, it wouldn’t be the first time. And lately I have had…

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God’s Word for Today

I am the featured writer for all the Sunday devotionals in March, April, and May for God’s Word for Today, a devotional magazine put out by Gospel Publishing House.

Here’s the link in case you want to read them online: http://ag.org/top/devotional/

Or click on the magazine cover.

Be Encouraged!