5 Tips on How to Write a Christian Book
Tip # 1: Write in the words of the ordinary person
Writing in layman’s term will save your readers the time and effort needed to search for word meaning in the dictionary. Your goal is to reach out to other people. If your readers do not understand the message of your book then, at the onset, you have already failed in your purpose. As the saying goes, always write to express and not to impress. You are an author because you have something to tell your readers. Therefore, it is best to create a book which people will understand and will enjoy reading.
Tip # 2: Use everyday situations to exemplify your points
While bible verses are full is wisdom, only few people enjoy reading it word per word. Even with the easier to understand versions of the bible, people still have a hard time comprehending god’s word. The good thing about Christian publishers is that they know what to do in this situation. Several publishers thought of creating books which compiled the best true-to-life stories and included a related bible verse in every story. It became a hit among readers. People want to read something they could relate to so write that way.
Tip # 3: Create a lasting impression on your readers
There are books which are disposable and there are books which the readers will treasure. How then will you create a book that will be a special part of a person’s life? If it changes their dispositions for the better and if it helped them achieve a higher level of spiritual relationship with their God then that book will become an important part of their life.
Tip # 4: Write as if you are speaking to your readers personally
People feel appreciated when people are directly speaking to them. Since you are a book author, you cannot do this. Yet, you can create a feeling of speaking personally to your readers. With the simple use of the pronouns I, you, and us, you are already giving a personal touch on what you are writing.
Tip # 5: Do it not for yourself but for your God
Authors would pray and ask that their books become best sellers all over the world. There is nothing wrong about these wishes. However, it is always best for Christian authors to veer away from seeking glory for themselves and instead doing whatever they could do with their God-given talents in order to glorify him. By doing so, you now only relieve yourself of the unnecessary burden of proving that you are a best-selling author. If you have changes a life and inspired people to turn to God when they have problems, it is enough compensation for your efforts as a Christian author.
One great thing about Christian books is that it gives hope and inspiration to a lot of people. But it also becomes an added pressure to the authors because of this expectation. Well, for as long as you have followed these 5 tips on writing a Christian book, you are assured that things will work out in your journey as an author.