Friday with Friends guestblog by Marlene Bagnull
My scheduled guestblogger did not respond in time, so instead today I am pleased to share with you (with her permission) a snippet from Marlene Bagnull’s wonderful Bible study written especially for Christian writers–Write His Answer.
The title of her book comes from Habakkuk 2:2 “And the Lord said to me, ‘Write my answer on a billboard, large and clear, so that anyone can read it at a glance and rush to tell the others.'” In the preface to the book Marlene tells why the printed word is so important to her. As a teenager she struggled to read a KJV of the Bible. Then she discovered and read Biblical fiction classics such as The Silver Chalice, Ben-Hur and The Robe which finally led her to The Day Christ Died by Jim Bishop. This book caused her to fall on her knees and commit her life to Christ. She now says she wouldn’t have believed it if God had told her then that she would be writing books that spurred others on in their Christian walk. Here are her challenging words from the end of the preface: “I believe God is calling us to write his answer. It’s time to boldly step out in faith and to write the words that need to be written–powerful words, winsome words, anointed words that will come only by allowing him to speak to our hearts.”
In closing this introduction to Marlene’s wonderful book, I’d like to share a little of what Lee Roddy says in the foreword: “This devotional book for writers (published or unpublished) is designed to inspire and give encouragement for those difficult times that all writers face. It’s a work planned to help you fulfill your call and see the fruits of your labors. Please join Marlene as she leads you through her unique devotionals for writers: for this book can change your life.”
I second his suggestion. Please bless your writing by ordering this book online or from Marlene at www.writehisanswer.com and click on Bible studies.
All quotations taken from Write His Answer – A Bible Study for Christian Writers by Marlene Bagnull. Copyright 1990, 1999. Used by permission.