Friday, January 10, 2020

A New Way to Evangelize: Write and Publish for Christ by Susan C. Fischer

Susan C. Fischer

Not everyone is comfortable with public speaking or even talking in small groups. God gave us different gifts—and writing may be yours. Author Susan C Fisher shares her personal journey to publication, as well as encouragement for introverts. ~ Dawn

A New Way to Evangelize: 
Write and Publish for Christ

Two years ago, I joined a Christian writing group where I live in Bradenton, Florida. I had always wanted to publish a book, but I hadn’t written one yet. Having read and enjoyed Christian romance novels in the past, I thought it would be a genre in which I could write a novel and get it published.

With the encouragement of my writing group members, their critiques of my work, many revisions and holding myself accountable to the goals I set, I wrote a Christian romance novel with a Prologue, an Epilogue, and twenty-two chapters, just over 58,000 words. And, it has been published.

After that, I wasn’t sure if I had another book in me. But God showed me what to write about, which resulted in a second novel with a Prologue, Epilogue and 24 chapters, just over 60,000 words, also published.

I consider both of these books to be miracles in a life blessed with a happy and well-adjusted adult son, a couple of professional careers, and a supportive group of family and friends.

The Holy Spirit gave me the words for the books, and God made it clear to me that the purpose of them is to bring people to Christ, to deepen their faith and to assist them in their spiritual journeys.

In my first novel, Her Next Dance, an attorney who has lost her faith realizes through the people God puts in her path that He exists and has a plan for her, to prosper her, to give her hope and a rewarding future (See Jeremiah 29:11.) In reading about the main character’s journey, I hope that others will discover they can make their own lives better by following the Lord and walking in His word and ways.

In the second novel, Dancing with a Cowboy, a paralegal escapes an abusive relationship by fleeing to another state, but she’s still haunted by the fear that her ex-boyfriend will find her. Even though she didn’t feel worthy of going to church or praying, learning the truth that God didn’t abandon her sets her free to enjoy the abundant life He promised us (See John 8:31-32, 10:10.)

If you’re not interested in romance novels, there are so many genres in which you can write: mystery, suspense, poetry, autobiography, devotionals, etc. So, introverts, take heart. If don’t want to go out on street corners with signs, hand out pamphlets, or engage your acquaintances at the gym about accepting Christ as their Savior, take up your pen or computer and allow the Holy Spirit to lead you on a journey of evangelism, for His sake.

Introverts, take heart! Writing can be a way to share your faith. #seriouslywrite #encouragementforwriters via @susanfischer

Dancing With a Cowboy
Dancing With a Cowboy

Intelligent and shy, Elaine “Lainey” MacDonald escaped an abusive relationship and is starting a new life as a paralegal, working in her dream law firm in Florida. When she is invited to a ballroom dance class, she meets ranch foreman and former rodeo star, Allan Whitfield. He wants to go out with Lainey, but can she conquer the secret fear that still haunts her?

Persistent and charming, Allan thinks he has overcome his past failures. But would Lainey want to be with him if his own family doesn’t?

Susan Fischer is an author, Christian Mediator, and a speaker with several ministries. She leads a worship service at a local retirement center and is active in the Peacemaking Ministry, Inner Healing Prayer Ministry, leads a Bible Study group, and is a member of the Order of the Daughters of the King. She has a Juris Doctor degree from Detroit College of Law and has practiced Personal Injury Law in Michigan and Florida for over 30 years. She has a son and daughter-in-law and lives in Bradenton, Florida, near a dance studio and her favorite beach.

Connect with Susan and learn more here:

FB: susanfischerbooks
Twitter: @susanfischer