As Christians who write, we meet together to promote unity and fellowship, to encourage one another and to develop our skills as writers. We are a chapter of American Christian Writers, a national organization.

We meet at Grove Avenue Baptist Church, 1 block south of Patterson Avenue at 8701 Ridge Road, Richmond, VA 23229 in Room 211.

We typically meet on the third Sunday of each month from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join us!

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Your Testimony: A Writing Opportunity

How did you come to know Christ? Were you a child who came in innocence or an adult searching for meaning in life? Did you come to Jesus purposely, or meet Him accidentally? We are all saved by faith in Christ and the grace of God, but how we arrive at that moment is a very personal event. No two believers have the same experience. Our salvation experience is God’s first gift to us as new believers. Even a brand new believer has a personal story to tell that can impact others for Christ. Our story is our witness to the world, and God wants us to share it.

In order to shares these salvation stories, I am compiling and publishing an anthology. I am searching for approximately fifty stories, of all types from miraculously amazing to whisper quiet, from all kinds of believers. The authors of stories selected for publication will receive a gift copy of the finished book, which will also be available for purchase through Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and other major book outlets. If you would like to share your story, please start by reading Helpful Hints for Preparing Your Testimony, listed below.

Submissions: deadline February 23, 2007 for late summer release.

By post:
A Story to Tell
4094 Majestic Lane, #230
Fairfax, VA

By email:

1. Please limit the length of your story to no more than 2000 words.

2. Please type and double-space your story; if you are sending your story by regular post, type on 8.5" x 11" white paper.

3. Include a cover sheet with your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Put your name and a page number at the top of each page of your story. All contact information will be kept strictly confidential.

Helpful Hints for Preparing Your Testimony:
1. Ask God to give you wisdom and guidance as you write (James 1:5,6).

2. Divide your story into three major portions: life before Christ, how you met Christ (be specific), life after Christ i.e. how your life has changed and what He means to you.

3. Include relevant Scriptures and references.

4. Please do not speak negatively of organizations or people; avoid mentioning specific denominations; try not to use terms that non-Christians may not understand, such as “sanctification” or “salvation by grace” unless you fully explain what they mean.

5. Make sure that it is clear in your story that Christ is the only way to eternal life (John 14:6), however it is not necessary to explain salvation by grace as there will be an appendix to the book explaining salvation with attendant scripture.

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