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This post is written specifically for other authors who've written Kindle books or are planning on it. I've written previously why many authors make their books exclusive to the Amazon platform, specifically for the promotion benefits Amazon gives authors who are enrolled in KDP Select for 90 day intervals. When enrolled in KDP Select, an author has the opportunity to do one of two promotions during that ninety day period; either a free promotion up to 5 days in length or broken up into parts [Continue reading...]
From time to time, I get asked why my books aren't available on the Kobo/Nook/iPad, or [insert your non-Kindle e-reader of choice]. The simple answer? The vast majority of e-book readers use a Kindle device (like 55% of the market). The other 45% is divided over the e-reader options. I would sincerely love to accommodate those who encourage me and like my writing but simply have another preferred device for reading ebooks. Unfortunately, most of the other companies are NOT user-friendly [Continue reading...]
This week I was privileged to finally have Michael Dow on the show. He has spent his entire saved life in a few different types of ministries, one of which was a missional community called King's People in Charlotte, N.C. He now is apprenticing with Daniel Kolenda, of Christ For All Nations, doing massive crusade evangelism around the world. Shortly after having published the podcast interview/discussion I had with Eric Gilmour back in January, Eric sent me a message out of the blue suggesting [Continue reading...]
I have personally heard some sincere believers propose that a person asking the Lord for a dream, vision, or word of wisdom can instead receive demonic visions or satanic revelations. This teaching has effectively stopped multitudes from asking God for spiritual gifts or seeking divine healing, and it has been a widely accepted teaching in some circles for years. This concept is not found anywhere in Scripture, and in fact it is a direct contradiction to Jesus’ very teaching in the Gospels: And [Continue reading...]
If you happen to tune into the Oxygen network's Preachers of L.A. or National Geographic Channel's Snake Salvation, you might be tempted to believe all Pentecostals are either money-grubbing charlatans or misguided rural bumpkins. But the truth is never in the media stereotypes. I'm a Pentecostal. I don't wear that label on my sleeve, but I'm not ashamed to admit to anyone that I'm a Christian who believes in the power of the Holy Spirit. Yet when I use the word Pentecostal to describe [Continue reading...]
I was reading Scripture the other day (which is a regular occurrence in my life), and this passage hit me like it does every time I read it: And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, and paralytics, and [Continue reading...]