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In Turning Personal Experiences into Parables: Writing Devotions for Impact, you will learn how to write devotions for church newsletters, periodicals, websites and books. A devotional ministry can complement the advancement of a building campaign, mission work and church projects. Learn how to draw readers in with the “Hook, Book, Look, Took” method: a time-tested technique used by best-selling authors. See how to “Write From Your Wound to Their Pain,” craft stories with the authority, speak as a prophet of God, discover your writing ministry, learn the six key secrets every successful writer knows, and much more. Just .99 cents Kindle eBook

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The Christian Devotions Ministry Faculty & Board Members

Eddie Jones is Acquisition Editor for the book division of Christian Devotions Ministries. (LighthousePublishingoftheCarolinas.com). Eddie is the author of nine books and over 100 articles. He is a three-time winner of the Delaware Christian Writers Conference, and his tween / teen pirate novel, The Curse of Captain LaFoote, won the 2011 Selah Award in young adult fiction (ISBN 978-1935600046). He is also a writing instructor and cofounder of Christian Devotions Ministries. His He Said, She Said devotional column appears on ChristianDevotions.US. His romantic comedy suspense, Bahama Breeze (ISBN 978-1611161250), published by Harbour Light Books, remains a “blessed seller.” When he’s not writing or teaching, Eddie can be found surfing in Costa Rica or some other tropical locale.
Cindy Sproles is Executive Editor and co-founder of Christian Devotions Ministries and founder of Mountain Breeze Ministries. She has contributed to Novel Journey, Novel Reviews, and contributes to the Times-News.net. She co-writes the He Said, She Said devotions with Eddie Jones, which are featured on Christian Devotions Ministries and in Common Ground Christian Newspaper. Cindy is a sought after speaker, Bible study leader, and conference teacher. She member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and has a BA in Business. She is the director of Writers ADVANCE! Boot Camp Writers Conference in Asheville, NC.
Terri Kelly is Executive Editor of DevoKids.com, a growing and popular website for children. She is also a Staff Writer for ChristianDevotions.us and successful grant writer. As a featured faculty member at conferences such as Write-To-Publish and Write2Ignite, she teaches the art of writing devotions for children and how to start a children’s ministry website. She is published in Spirit and Heart, A Devotional Journey and Faith and Family, A Devotional Pathway for Families. She has a Masters Degree in Education and shares her educational experiences at davincisclassroom.wordpress.com, a virtual classroom for teachers. Terri is a recipient of the Candy Maier Scholarship Fund for Women Writers 2010.
Andrea Merrell lives in the upstate of South Carolina and is a freelance writer and editor with a passion to help others see God’s Word as practical and relevant for ordinary, everyday life. Andrea is a Staff Writer and Associate Editor for www.ChristianDevotions.us. She is a contributing writer and Copy Editor for www.DevoKids.com. Andrea serves as an Editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas and is a freelance editor. Her work has been published in Spirit & Heart: A Devotional Journey, Faith & Finances: In God We Trust, The Write Life, and Extraordinary Answers to Prayer. She also writes for www.cornerstonegreenville.com. Visit her website at www.andreamerrell.com.
Scott McCausey is the Director of Radio Ministries at Christian Devotions Ministries.  God presented this unique challenge in January 2010 and has since brought exciting, well known Christian leaders to the show he hosts, Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!  Guests have included Christian recording artists, famous authors, ministers and evangalists and famous sports celebrities, all whom share a common goal to spread the word of Jesus Christ. If you’re interested in becoming a guest on our radio show contact Scott.Scott’s day job has him formulating polyurethane systems for Innovative Polymers of St. Johns, Michigan.  He has performed various duties within this company for over 22 years and his vast knowledge of chemistry helps answer technical questions and steer new programs in the right direction. At home, Scott is the father of five children.  He has been married to his wife Renee for almost 20 years and he leads a Family Integrated Church in the mid Michigan area.  He enjoys writing devotions, throwing Frisbees, fishing and following baseball and football.
Edie MelsonAssistant Acquisitions Editor Edie Melson is a freelance writer and editor with over 16 years experience in the publishing industry. She’s a prolific writer, publishing over 700 articles in 2010. She also has a popular writing blog (www.thewriteconversation.blogspot.com) and is a frequent contributor to many others. She’s the Co-Director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference and Southwest Christian Writers Studio, as well as a popular faculty member at numerous others. Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home, is one of Edie’s latest projects. She’s a member of numerous professional writing organizations, including The Christian Pen, The Christian Writer’s View I and ACFW. She’s also an assistant copy editor for the Voices E-zine, a publication of My Book Therapy and a part of the My Book Therapy Special Teams Blog. Married 30 years to husband, Kirk, they have raised three sons.
Michelle Medlock Adams is Associate Editor of our teen site, iBegat.com. An award-winning journalist, Michelle has written for “American Cheerleader” “Sweet 16!” and “Brio,” plus many other magazines. She is the author of 43 books including her tween and teen titles, No Boys Allowed! (Zonderkidz) and Secrets of Beauty (Barbour). In addition, she was a contributing author to Daily Grace for Teens (David C. Cook) and a ghostwriter for 101 Things You Should Do Before You Graduate (Faithwords). www.michellemedlockadams.com
Phyllis Qualls Freeman heads our prayer team. Each week she contacts our prayer warriors to lift up the needs of this ministry.

Our Board Members

Ann Tatlock is a novelist, an annual faculty member of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, and a co-director, along with Yvonne Lehman, of the Honored Authors of the Gideon Media Arts Conference and Film Festival. Her books have received numerous awards, including the Christy Award and the Silver Angel Award from Excellence in Media. Ann lives with her husband and daughter in Asheville, NC.

Award-winning author, DiAnn Mills, launched her career in 1998 with the publication of her first book. Currently she has over 45 books in print and has sold more than 1.5 million copies. DiAnn believes her readers should “Expect an Adventure.” DiAnn Mills is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels.

Yvonne Lehman is an award-winning, best-selling author of 48 novels. She directed the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference for 25 years, is now director of the October Blue Ridge “Autumn in the Mountains” Novel Retreat (www.lifeway.com/novelretreat), co-director with Ann Tatlock of the Honored Authors of the Gideon Media Arts Film Festival and mentor with the Christian Writers Guild.
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Jonathan Clements has worked in the entertainment industry for over 15 years, calling Nashville home for the full term. Although he has an extensive background in the music business, including artist management, development and career consulting, he found his true calling in 2005, beginning working with authors as a literary agent.

Ron Benrey is a highly experienced writer who has written more than a thousand bylined magazine articles and nine published non-fiction books (including “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing Christian Fiction,” published by Penguin Group).. He and his wife Janet have co-authored three mystery novels published by Broadman & Holman, two cozy mysteries published by Barbour Books, and four cozy romantic mysteries for Steeple Hill.

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