Insight and accuracy are vital in writing, teaching, and speaking on biblical topics. As Jesus Himself said to some religious teachers, “You're wrong because you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God," (Matthew 22:29.)
The remedy is to read the Bible cover to cover in a variety of translations and pray for God to guide your understanding. For many choices, see Bible Gateway.
These Bible resources also help:
Reviews of new editions and translations of the Bible help you find a version you'll be most apt to embrace and read.
Bible Prayers give you Bible prayers by Bible people to pray in contemporary language.
Learning what you like, dislike, and why will help you to improve your poems, devotionals, sermons, and writings in all genres. Equally important is getting to know your audience, but most important is loving God, loving people, and using your God-given talents.
As you focus on a theme and practice your craft, your writing ability will affect other forms of communication too. These user-friendly e-books will help:
and for kids of all ages (including adults!) the Poetry Dictionary For Children & For Fun
How do you lift your work into the next level of professionalism? With help! The most relevant responses will come from a well-published poet, writer, editor, or pastor, who's also drawn to teaching.
For one-on-one professional feedback, poetry development, critique, or editorial help with your poems, prayers, devotionals, book proposal, or other short writings, email Mary with a brief description of your project, including your theme, length, goal, and intended audience. Let her know, too, what you hope to gain from her response to your work.
Reading and responding with helpful suggestions takes time and, therefore, costs a reasonable fee, but each project will be treated with honesty, courtesy, professionalism, and prayer.
Mary Sayler has been a freelance and assignment writer for Christian and educational publishers for many years. In addition to her extensive publishing credits in all genres, she's worked with other poets and writers, first through her correspondence courses and workshops then critiques, blogs, e-books, and social media groups. However, she's kept her fees below norm in hopes of helping Christian poets, writers, and other communicators for Christ communicate accurately, poetically, and well.