Writing for Life and Ministry Review

Book Review: 

This book is slim but jam-packed with lots of helpful tips for writers. Though this book is catered more towards ministers who already are established speakers needing help with writing, as a mere Christian blogger myself and lifelong writer, this book was very helpful. Even if you're not a speaker, there are still many nuggets to take home.

O'Brien, a writer and educated minister, educator, and writing coach himself, knows what he is talking about. He divides the content into two sections: The Writer & the Reader, and The Process. In the first section, he helps you find your identity as a writer and find your audience. The short exercises at the end of each chapter are very helpful.

The second section gives you insightful tips on the writing process itself. Some of these steps I already do but I found some new ones that I will definitely incorporate into my daily exercises. This book was so helpful! It helped me identify some problems I've had for a while that always left me overwhelmed or caused writer's block, so I'm happy about this.

This book is not exhaustive of course but is it a great, simple, short, and concise tool to help you get started or refreshed. I like that the author included other book recommendations at the end that I will definitely check out.

I highly recommend this book!

I received a copy of this book from Moody in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.