Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Round-Up - #66

The Edit Cafe has a list of the Christian Fiction Bestsellers at the bottom of their page. Make sure to scroll all the way down.

Karen Kingsbury's novel, "Take Two," bumped "The Shack" down to second place. Amish stories continue their popularity. Check out the rest of the list. Were you surprised by any of the authors that showed up?

Do you enjoy devotionals, but have trouble writing them? Emily M. Akin has written an article on the fine points of writing devotionals. I found this fun site, and wanted to share it with all my blogging friends. Are you a historical fiction writer or do you just love old stuff? Donna Rich has a site with wonderful stories from the 1800's. Check out her blog. Who knows? It might tickle your writer bone.

Last, but not least, we remember 9/11. This date will forever be linked to the attacks on the United States. We pray for all those, who lost a loved one or survived those horrific events.

Have a blessed weekend.

18 comments:

Jody Hedlund said...

Hi Susan,

Do you have a link for the best seller list that you're referring to? I'd be curious to read it! And I'm amazed that The Shack has lasted that long on the top!

Jessica said...

I can't believe it's the eleventh again. Seems like yesterday that everything was happening.

I hope you have a nice weekend. Thank you for the links! :-)

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Oh, Susan, I hadn't even realized that this was the anniversary of that horrific day. I remember it all too clearly now and I'm Canadian. It touched us south of the boarder dearly as well, though not nearly as costly life wise for sure. I'll lift my pray for the families so affected by it now.

Jill Kemerer said...

It warms my heart to see Christian works grow popular. I noticed there are two Christian bands with albums in the overall top 20. Amazing! I'm going to go check out the devotional guide. Have a great weekend!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jody -

Oops, I forgot to include the link! If you go to www.editcafe.blogspot.com and scroll down to the bottom, the list is there.

I think one of the reasons The Shack has been so successful is the relational aspect. People are tired of religion and want relationship with the Lord.

Yesterday, I saw a woman in the laundromat reading The Shack. She commented that people either love it or hate it. (She loved it.)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jessica -

Yes, 9/11 seems like yesterday. I remember how my parents and grandparents always spoke of Pearl Harbor. It is a day so terrible it will forever be burned in our memories.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Eileen -

Since I lived in Southern New England at the time, the emotional impact in our area was strong. I knew people, who worked in New York City and worried for their safety. Thank God, they were okay.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jill -

Many people think writing devotionals is easy because they're so short. The opposite is true. The point has to be made quickly and effectively in a few words - kind of a "I can name that tune in 3 notes" type of thing.
(For those of you who don't remember, there was a game show called, "Name That Tune.")

I'm glad to see some teaching articles on the subject.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jeanette Levellie said...

Hi, Susan.
I'm definitely popping over to see that article on devos. One can always improve.
May our nation be safe in the hands of God, and may we look to Him to heal us.
Love,
jen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

Thought you might like that article. :)

May the Lord protect us from those who hate freedom - both from without and within our borders.

Blessings,
Susan

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Also curious what list you refer to.

I just bought Karen's "Take One". Need to hurry and read it so I can get "Take Two".

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Donna -

I inserted a link into the post. If it doesn't work, go to www.editcafe.blogspot.com and scroll down to the bottom. The list is there.

KK's two books are on my Wish List, but I've got a reading pile stacked up before I need to re-stock. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Karen Lange said...

I will have to check these out, Susan, thanks for sharing them!
Have a good weekend:)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope you find some interesting and helpful information.

Blessings,
Susan :)

quietspirit said...

Susan:
I want to thank you for all the work you do in finding these good sites.
Sept. 11 will be remembered by all.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

You're welcome. :)

When an event impacts our lives the way 9/11 did, I don't think you can forget. It has changed the way we live, the way we think, and our perception of the world around us.

Blessings,
Susan

Terri Tiffany said...

I'm late getting here but I hope you weekend was terrific!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

Cliche alert! Better late than never. :)

Thanks, we had a good weekend.

Blessings,
Susan