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A devotional by writers for writers, integrating the craft of working with words with the faith of people of the Word to deepen, sustain, and expand ministry in the world. This collection of 90 devotions features a focus Scripture, a brief meditation on the text and the writing experience, and a prompt for personal reflection and creative response.


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A devotional by writers for writers, integrating the craft of working with words with the faith of people of the Word to deepen, sustain, and expand ministry in the world. This collection of 90 devotions features a focus Scripture, a brief meditation on the text and the writing experience, and a prompt for personal reflection and creative response.

45 review for As the Ink Flows: Devotions to Inspire Christian Writers & Speakers

  1. 5 out of 5

    Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)

    As the Ink Flows isn’t just for writers – though that’s certainly its audience. All I write is a blog (lol) and I have been blessed by these devotions all the same. The five co-authors have written a total of ninety devotions that span six different sections, covering spiritual insights into the writing craft itself as well as into the writer. And above all, each reading, prayer, and exercise points back to THE Author, the One who started our faith and the One who will carry it to completion. A B As the Ink Flows isn’t just for writers – though that’s certainly its audience. All I write is a blog (lol) and I have been blessed by these devotions all the same. The five co-authors have written a total of ninety devotions that span six different sections, covering spiritual insights into the writing craft itself as well as into the writer. And above all, each reading, prayer, and exercise points back to THE Author, the One who started our faith and the One who will carry it to completion. A Bible verse begins each devotional, followed by a brief text written by one of the co-authors. Prayer closes each entry, as does a “Let the Ink Flow” section which continues prompts for writing development and personal reflection. I have been using this off and on for my own devotional time since receiving it from the publisher for review, and I really enjoy that the entries are uplifting and easy to read in a few spare minutes of time but are also quite profound and convicting and lend themselves to more extended reflection as well. The "Let the Ink Flow" section at the end of each entry will be invaluable for writers to take the applications of both the spiritual and writing craft truths one step further. If you are a writer… a blogger… a creative person … a speaker … a ministry leader … or you know someone who is, As the Ink Flows would be a phenomenal asset for your devotional needs. The devotions are quick to grab before getting ready in the morning, on your lunch hour, or during a writing break but are also full of profound truth that settles in the heart and points to Jesus. These co-authors love Jesus and love writing, and it shows, their different writing voices complementing each other and providing options for all sorts of preferred reading styles. (I received a copy of this book in exchange for only my honest review.) See my full review at Reading Is My SuperPower

  2. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth "Eli" Olmedo

    A must-have for Christian writers, As the Ink Flows inspires readers to simultaneously grow in their craft and spiritual walk. Glenda Dekkema, Melony Teague, Carol Ford, Claudia Loopstra, and Marguerite Cummings penned 90 devotions that convey solid and practical truths and advice. Each entry starts with a Bible verse, followed by a brief and relevant devotion, and concludes with a prayer. The authors make the experience interactive by providing readers with the opportunity to reflect on the less A must-have for Christian writers, As the Ink Flows inspires readers to simultaneously grow in their craft and spiritual walk. Glenda Dekkema, Melony Teague, Carol Ford, Claudia Loopstra, and Marguerite Cummings penned 90 devotions that convey solid and practical truths and advice. Each entry starts with a Bible verse, followed by a brief and relevant devotion, and concludes with a prayer. The authors make the experience interactive by providing readers with the opportunity to reflect on the lesson and explore it through a writing prompt. Furthermore, the entries are organized into sections that address various topics, including Inspiration, Well-Being, and Faithfulness. Through the years, I have used and greatly enjoyed numerous writer devotionals. However, I appreciated that the authors of As the Ink Flows took it a step further by also incorporating the element of faith. As believers, we possess a different worldview and that bleeds into our lives as writers. This book accounts for that, allowing us to embrace and grow in both of those areas. Brimming with uplifting and motivating nuggets of wisdom, it encourages writers of all kinds, regardless of expertise level, to pick up the pen and create. I heartily recommend this book to Christian writers and speakers. I advise grabbing a notebook and highlighters. You’ll want them! Review copy provided by publisher. Thanks!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Carrie Turansky

    As the Ink Flows is a unique book that will inspire writers with thoughtful devotions and challenge them to think more deeply about their craft and their Creator. I like the variety of topics that were chosen and the wisdom the authors shared. Writers will especially appreciate the reflection section that gives them space to process what they've read. I highly recommend this book to all writers who are looking for encouragement and inspiration. As the Ink Flows is a unique book that will inspire writers with thoughtful devotions and challenge them to think more deeply about their craft and their Creator. I like the variety of topics that were chosen and the wisdom the authors shared. Writers will especially appreciate the reflection section that gives them space to process what they've read. I highly recommend this book to all writers who are looking for encouragement and inspiration.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Janet Sketchley

    As the Ink Flows is a collection of ninety devotions from five Canadian writers and speakers. The contents are divided by topic: “the craft, inspiration, know yourself, well-being, personalities, and faithfulness.” The devotional component of each entry is the standard Scripture quote, devotional thought, and prayer, but what sets these devotions apart is the application portion. Each one includes a question for reflection and a writing prompt for the day. This is an approachable resource that wil As the Ink Flows is a collection of ninety devotions from five Canadian writers and speakers. The contents are divided by topic: “the craft, inspiration, know yourself, well-being, personalities, and faithfulness.” The devotional component of each entry is the standard Scripture quote, devotional thought, and prayer, but what sets these devotions apart is the application portion. Each one includes a question for reflection and a writing prompt for the day. This is an approachable resource that will encourage Christians who work with words, while encouraging them to build from a foundation of faith. It’s useful for writers and speakers in both the Christian and the general market. Working through the reflections and writing prompts will enrich writing projects already in progress, and will inspire new ones. As the Ink Flows is suitable for individuals and small groups. [Review copy from my personal library.]

  5. 4 out of 5

    Winnie

    As the Ink Flows is a collection of ninety devotions written by five authors to inspire Christian writers and/or speakers. Although I am not a writer, I enjoyed reading through the different devotions, the prayers, reflections, and prompts included in each selection. They are inspiring, uplifting, and a very valuable help to those who are striving to be more spiritual in their writing or speaking. I would also recommend this for those who keep journals or would like to use the devotions to enhan As the Ink Flows is a collection of ninety devotions written by five authors to inspire Christian writers and/or speakers. Although I am not a writer, I enjoyed reading through the different devotions, the prayers, reflections, and prompts included in each selection. They are inspiring, uplifting, and a very valuable help to those who are striving to be more spiritual in their writing or speaking. I would also recommend this for those who keep journals or would like to use the devotions to enhance their daily lives. It has many simple but inspirational topics and thoughts to reflect and act upon. This book would be beneficial to anyone striving to incorporate more spirituality into their life.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Tandy Balson

    Ask the Ink Flows inspired and encouraged me to delve deeper into my relationship with God. The reflections and writing prompts that follow the devotions are sure to stir the creative juices of Christian writers and speakers. This book will also be a valuable resource for writing groups.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Violet

    Though books of devotions abound, As the Ink Flows is a unique collection of ninety meditations written by five Canadian writers for writers—and speakers too. Section divisions (The Craft; Inspiration; Know Yourself; Well-Being; Personalities; and Faithfulness) demonstrate how wide-ranging and thorough this book is. Devotions are short. A quoted scripture verse, two to five paragraphs on the day’s theme, followed by a one-line prayer completes on one page. Each is followed by a “Let the Ink Flow” Though books of devotions abound, As the Ink Flows is a unique collection of ninety meditations written by five Canadian writers for writers—and speakers too. Section divisions (The Craft; Inspiration; Know Yourself; Well-Being; Personalities; and Faithfulness) demonstrate how wide-ranging and thorough this book is. Devotions are short. A quoted scripture verse, two to five paragraphs on the day’s theme, followed by a one-line prayer completes on one page. Each is followed by a “Let the Ink Flow” page which consists of a thought or idea on which to reflect and a writing prompt. Space on these pages makes writing directly in the book possible (if it’s a hard copy). I found these devotions by turn encouraging, probing, affirming, illuminating, and challenging. What a useful guide for worship, gratitude, prayer, meditation, and future direction for writers or speakers at any point in their career, from “should I give this a try?” to “been there, done that.” Highly recommended for Christian speakers and writers of any genre. I received this book as a gift (ebook edition) from the publisher in exchange for a review.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jeanie Nance

    I never knew such a book existed, designed to inspire Christian writers. I grabbed it up and began to read it. The daily entries are short but deep and thoughtful. Every day the entries end with a writing exercise to spark creativity. I didn't want it to end! I never knew such a book existed, designed to inspire Christian writers. I grabbed it up and began to read it. The daily entries are short but deep and thoughtful. Every day the entries end with a writing exercise to spark creativity. I didn't want it to end!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    It has been a LONG time since I have done any writing outside of my reviews (journaling/poetry/creative ramblings) and in just a few days of reading these devotions, my passion was reignited and the encouragement is exhilarating! I really enjoyed the prayer at the end of each devotion entry. The prompts and activities are excellent to motivate those creative juices. Whether you are a blogger, speaker, author or you just enjoy expressing yourself through writing, this devotional is for you!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Carla Laureano

    Whether they are beginners or seasoned pros, writers and speakers of all types will find inspiration and gentle encouragement within the pages of As the Ink Flows. It's a breath of fresh air for the creative soul! Whether they are beginners or seasoned pros, writers and speakers of all types will find inspiration and gentle encouragement within the pages of As the Ink Flows. It's a breath of fresh air for the creative soul!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Poole

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading through this collection of devotionals. All the contributors did an amazing job of placing Godly inspired words into life bringing devotionals and reflections that not only speak to the Christian author, but all authors and audiences. I especially enjoyed the reflections and prompt outline of this devotional, as it engages the reader to channel the author in them as they focus on the Word of God. Definitely a resource authors and speakers should keep at their disposa I thoroughly enjoyed reading through this collection of devotionals. All the contributors did an amazing job of placing Godly inspired words into life bringing devotionals and reflections that not only speak to the Christian author, but all authors and audiences. I especially enjoyed the reflections and prompt outline of this devotional, as it engages the reader to channel the author in them as they focus on the Word of God. Definitely a resource authors and speakers should keep at their disposal.

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