Judson Press releases devotional to inspire Christian writers, speakers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/1/16)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, releases a devotional for Christian writers and speakers by five award-winning Christian authors.

As the Ink Flows: Devotions to Inspire Christian Writers & Speakers integrates the craft of writing with the faith of people of the Word, in order to deepen, sustain, and expand ministry in the world. The collection includes 90 devotions written by members of Friends in the Word, a Canadian Christian writers’ group.

Each entry features a Bible verse, a brief meditation on the Scripture and the writing experience, and a prompt for personal reflection and creative response. For ease-of-use, the devotions are organized topically, including: The Craft, Inspiration, Priorities, Life Stories, Wellbeing, Personalities, and Faithfulness.

As the Ink Flows is a truly inspirational read that will lift your spirits and feed your soul on a daily basis,” says Jen Turano, bestselling and acclaimed author of The Ladies of Distinction and A Class of Their Own series. “A wonderful resource for Christian writers and speakers, it is a book that will be a welcome addition to any personal library.”

Tracey-Ann Van Brenk, a Certified Spiritual Director with Guidepost Ministries states, “This book has reminded me that every day is both a gift and an opportunity to grow in intimacy with God. It has also encouraged me to remember that the joys and struggles I experience as a writer are the very means of grace toward that deepening intimacy. As the Ink Flows can easily be appreciated as a practical guide to incarnational living for those who have been created by God to write.”

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About the Authors:

Glenda Dekkema writes the chaplaincy column for Senior Care Canada magazine and her articles on health, the environment, and family life have been published in Canada and Europe.

Melony Teague, a freelance writer who contributes columns and articles for local media, also handles communications and public relations for two missions organizations in Canada.

Carol Ford facilitates a Christian writers’ group and owns a consulting business. Certified in MBTI and Life Skills Coaching, Carol delivers workshops and speaks at various events.

Claudia Loopstra is a published author of short stories and articles and a frequent workshop facilitator. She has served on the National Executive Council of Women Alive.

Marguerite Cummings is a talented poet, an award-winning writer, and a former designer of reader guides and editor of discussion guides for Hot Apple Cider books.

Founded in 1824, Judson Press is a publishing ministry of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA. It is committed to producing Christ-centered leadership resources for the transformation of individuals, congregations, communities, and cultures.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies—the domestic mission arm of American Baptist Churches USA—ministers as the caring heart and serving hands of Jesus Christ across the United States and Puerto Rico through a multitude of initiatives that focus on discipleship, community, and justice.

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with over 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.