Monday, November 7, 2011

You May Have Noticed...

There's a new addition to my sidebar! A few weeks ago, I received my contributor copy of Love is a Verb. I searched through the book, and located my devotional. Keep My Heart Soft is printed on May 2nd.

My friend, Jeanette Levellie, is also featured in this book. Jen's devotional, The Sacrifice of Silence, is found on May 26th. What fun that we're both in the same volume!

Do you submit to devotional books or anthologies? Please share with us.

Readers: Do you enjoy daily readings?


Loree Huebner said...

I find inspiration in daily readings!

Congratulations to you and Jeanette! I'll have to get this book for sure.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan .. that's great news that you're included in "Love is a Verb" - together with your friend both offering devotional readings.

I don't 'do' daily readings but my life may change as time goes on - I enjoy reading snippets like these.

Thanks for letting us know about the book - all the best and have a good week .. Hilary

Linda O'Connell said...

It is always fun to be "in" a book with a friend. Whent hat happens here, we get together and do a book signing. Congratulations!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Loree - Thanks!

Hi Hilary - Jen and I were delighted when both of our devotionals were accepted.

Hi Linda - I'd love to do a book signing with Jen, but distance makes that impossible.

Susan :)

Terri Tiffany said...

Congrats to you both! IT is so exciting to see your story come out in a book:))
I don't read devotionals as often as I should. I have a few books at my bedside and try to read some at nigh.

Karen Lange said...

I do like daily readings. If I buy this book, will you autograph it for me? :) Congrats to you and Jen!

Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

Wonderful Susan, congratulations! Your questions comes in time (for me)... I've been thinking about sending in some devotions. You encourage me to actually go for it :)
Thank you.

Rhonda Schrock said...

Congratulations to two of my friends! What a wonderful coincidence.

I do like a daily reading. I love to use "God Calling" after my Bible reading.

Way to go, you two!

Melanie N. Brasher said...

Congrats, Susan! How fun that you and Jeanette are both featured in the same book. I love devotional readings. I'll have to check this book out and look for your piece.


Sarah Forgrave said...

How awesome, Susan! This looks like a great devotional...I love the title. :)

Chatty Crone said...

Congratulations! Awesome. sandie

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri - I don't read them every day. My Bible takes precedence over other material. I do have one devotional I receive from a ministry every month. I try to get to that one at least a few times each week.

Hi Karen - LOL! If you pay the postage, I'll sign it.

Hi Marja - I know you could write devotionals. The secret is getting your point across in a few words and making sure there's a take-away for the reader.

Hi Rhonda - Thanks! Why don't you try writing a devotional? Wouldn't it be cool if 4 or 5 of us got into the same book?

Hi Melanie - Thanks! I'm sure the publishers would be happy to see a bunch of orders. :)

Hi Sarah - Jeanette Littleton was the editor for this book. She did a great job.

Hi Sandie - Thanks for the congrats.

Susan :)

quietspirit said...

Congratulations to you and Jeanette.
I try to choose a devotional book to use for a year. Oswald Chambers, Spurgeon, Michael Benson's book, the Women's Devotional Bible-second volume.
In the past I have submitted to a few but wasn't accepted.

JD said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you and Jeanette. Much continued success to you both.

Unknown said...

Congratulations, Susan (and to you, too Jen!)! What a wonderful accomplishment! Praying the Lord uses both of your devotionals in a powerful way to accomplish His goals. God bless, you!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

How great is that? Congratulations! Inspirational books are the best. Keep up the good work. :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Janette - Thanks! Jen has a book coming out in April 2012. I'm excited for her and can't wait to do an interview.

Hi Maria - Since the devotional is a companion piece to Gary Chapman's book, "Love Is A Verb," we're hoping it ministers to a wide audience.

Hi Kathi - Thanks! Devotional writing is where I got my start in publishing.

Susan :)

Jean Fischer said...

Congratulations! Isn't it exciting to get those advance copies in the mail? I've contributed to Barbour's Heavenly Humor series, and I also enjoy daily readings. Sarah Young's "Jesus Calling" is one of my favorites.


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jean -

We always know our submission was accepted long before the finished product arrives in the mail. Yet, it doesn't take the edge off the excitement one bit. :)


Kathleen said...

How wonderful! I've read a number of things by Gary Chapman, so I know your contribution must have been very well written.

I'm a daily devotional girl, though often I skip the formal ones in favor of quietly crafting my own from scripture. No matter, the Lord is looking for true hearts that center on spirit & truth. They are inspired by oh-so many things.