From global financial crisis to terrorist acts to disease and natural disasters, we are impacted by trials every day. Some of us, in fact, MOST of us, would say life is hard. Yet, maybe it’s not the major events of the world that affect us but the things in our personal lives which turn our spheres of life upside. Perhaps sickness has struck you or your loved ones. Maybe the company you worked for went under. You’ve lost precious ones in your life. Or, you’re wondering why can’t you get it together and be married and have some form of happily ever after.
Perhaps your struggle goes even deeper. Why did you have to be the one hurt and abused by those you trusted the most? Why can’t you have a child while others do? Why did the thief come and take your personal belongings? Why doesn’t seem as if nothing can go right? Why can’t you find purpose? Why can’t you be mentally balanced like ‘everyone else’?
Shouldn’t God be bigger than this? If God is so powerful, why is this so difficult. Why hold onto the faith when it seems the omnipotent Lord doesn’t do anything to help. Why stay a Christian when God lets you down?
Join me as we delve into a thought, a question, or an argument I’m sure we’ve all had with my guest co-host, Trevor Slone. Perhaps we can help. Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.
There are a lot of different Bible translations out there but one has to admit the lyrical prose of the King James Bible remains supreme for many different reasons. Part of it is that it is one of the first to be translated in English. Perhaps another is the fact it’s been in our Western culture for so long.
Yet, there are those who proclaim you should only read the King James Bible. Why is that? In the light of the many translations out there, what holds the King James Bible in such high esteem?
Join me for this discussion as I chat with pastor George McVey as we discuss the KJV only theory and more. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/9541617
Can you believe that it’s been three years already? We’ve been together for some time and I’m glad to use this opportunity to celebrate with me. Thank God for everything He’s done in blessing this show to reach out to readers and authors worldwide and give you great books, great authors, and reads.
Call in to celebrate with me and Rachel Rossano, the very first guest on this show as we look forward and look back. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here. http://tobtr.com/9074423. It’s time to celebrate!
It’s really a shock to me that I would write Christian fiction. Really it is. I didn’t know Christian fiction existed until about 2000 or so when I happened across a store called Family Christian Stores. I went in there and saw all of these lovely books and was hooked.
My earliest memories are of books and writing. I always knew this is what I would do. I just never thought I’d be a Christian writer or a writer who is Christian. I grew up reading Stephen King and then when I was fourteen, I discovered my first Harlequin book under my cousin’s bed that summer and got hooked onto romance. So my first loves are horror and romance. Go figure.
When I began to take my writing seriously, I had been let go at my job back in 2010. Now I had time on my hands. I saw the computer with my manuscript I’d let linger for ten years from the time I was 18 years old and I decided to get in published no matter what. My first book, Dark Cherub, can be classified as Christian horror. (Thanks Stevie!) It changed everything for me. I mean, everything. I worked on my first romance series, called Sins of the Flesh and that also changed things for me. I started to do podcasting, and now I am the owner of the new PJC Media, an online broadcasting company. Yet the love of the written word is still in my veins.
I host Christian authors worldwide on my shows. Been doing it for three years. Over the years, I’ve become something of diplomat. The body of Christ is already so divided by denominations and the like. I don’t want to add to that unnecessarily. I don’t mind standing up for core biblical truths but when it comes to secondary, non-essentials, I don’t get too worked up over it.
I love helping Christian authors get the word out about their works. If you want to be showcased on my show, simply email me at writestuffradio at gmail dot com. I’d be glad to have you.
This past week the nation was shocked by the senseless murders of forty nine people in a nightclub in Orlando. Being heralded as the worst mass shooting in modern U. S. history, the victims and the families are in a state of shock with many unanswered questions. As new details come to light in these few days, more questions are still being asked. “Why?” being the most prevalent.
Some have used the events to harp on the behavior of the individuals because of their participation in a homosexual lifestyle. Others have used the events to talk more about gun control and anti-terrorism acts. Other still use the event for their own agenda whatever that may be. Yet in the midst of this, are forty nine families forever changed by a violent act. What about them? How are they going to pick up the pieces of their lives now that their loved ones are gone?
How can grieving families whether from the Orlando victims or anyone else who has had a loved taken away, find hope?
Join me as I discuss this topic with my return guest, Gary Roe, minister, grief survivor, and author as we tackle this topic. Feel free to weigh in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, you can click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/9009637. Tune in!
There’s a reason why the speculative fiction genre has so much appeal — it gives writers the opportunity to build worlds. Building worlds is probably one of the most addictive aspects of writing speculative fiction. The world can be similar to our own with nuanced changes, or completely dissimilar.
However, world-building can be quite tedious so how can a writer effectively create a world the reader can lose themselves in?
Join me for an in-depth discussion on how to world-build from the inside out with Janeen Ippolito, author of Worldbuilding from the Inside Out as well as a reader, teacher, and editor. This is an invaluable tool for both newbie authors and seasoned authors. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/8890339. Tune in!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Go to the heart of your world and build it well!
Memorable world-building enhances story, attracts readership, and sells books! Find the core of your science fiction or fantasy people and instill your narrative with universal themes and concepts derived from real-world cultures.
-Explore different religions and governments with concise entries that include ideas for plot and character development
-Develop key aspects of your society without getting caught up in unnecessary details
-Learn how the deeper effects of appearance and location can enhance your narrative
World-Building From the Inside Out challenges you to go deep and build fantastical worlds that truly bring your story to life!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Janeen Ippolito is an English teacher by day, a sword-fighter by night and a writer by heart. She’s also the founder of Uncommon Universes Press and the author of World-Building From the Inside Out. She has a B.A. in Cross-Cultural Studies, Writing, and ESL and has a passion for using humor and cultures in speculative fiction. In her spare time she makes brownie batter, reads, and watches speculative television shows. One of her goals in life is to eat a fried tarantula.
There’s a song sang by wonderful gospel artist named Tamela Mann called, ‘Take Me to the King’. The song always raises my spirits as I listen to it. Within the lyrics, there’s a verse that says, ‘I’m all churched out…”
Some of us have followed the Lord for so long (at least in our daily routine) that we have ceased to have a passion for Him. We got to church, we sing our songs, we read our scriptures, but there’s no life in our attitude towards the Author and Finisher of our faith. In fact, we wonder, “Why am I doing what I am doing for God when it seems to mean nothing.”
Our guest contributor Anna Aquino speaks to this aspect in our daily walk in her newest release, “An Ember in Time”, a fast paced adventure of time travel, biblical history, and restoring our passion for Christ. Join me for a great discussion. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, you can click on the link here. http://tobtr.com/8764367 You don’t want to miss this show!
ABOUT THE BOOK
One Divine Encounter, will change his life.
One mistake that started with A simple flower, will begin to unravel history.
And one spark will illuminate the way home
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anna M. Aquino is a super fabulous woman of God, wife, and ninja mom of two daughters. As a writer and guest minister, her passion is to encourage others to fulfill their own destinies. Often referred to as a preacher and a comedian rolled into one, she believes laughter is one of the best ways to get people to think. She is the author of many works including Cursing the Church or Helping it, Confessions of a Ninja Mom, and An Ember In Time. Her latest book An Ember In Time is the first in a trilogy and can best be described as Quantum Leap meets Back to the Future. She has been interviewed on places such as TBN, The Gospel Channel, and many radio shows. She is the host of an internet show called Real Solutions.While she and her family do travel for ministry, Anna is based out of Central Ohio. If you would like to connect with her then please contact her online firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter: annamaquino, Instagram: AnnaMAquino33, and Facebook: annamaquino2.