Authors Writing for the glory of god

Alistair Bates

Reverend Alistair Bates was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in Ireland in 1997 and has 30 years of experience in Christian ministry. He is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, having been awarded degrees in Anthropology and Divinity. He is currently studying for his Doctorate degree in Practical Theology at the University of Glasgow. He has a passion for preaching, writing and boxing. Although he only watches it from the safety of his armchair these days. His other writings include, Halloween, Happy Holiday or Dangerous Deception? Trading Punches and Vital Signs. His books are available on www.releasingcaptives.com Alistair is passionate about his evangelical faith and believes that it must also manifest itself in caring for the marginalised and oppressed. As a result a significant proportion of the profits of his books goes to helping fund Christian charities fighting social injustice.
Reverend Alistair Bates was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in Ireland in 1997 and has 30 years of experience in Christian ministry. He is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, having been awarded degrees in Anthropology and Divinity. He is currently studying for his Doctorate degree in Practical Theology at the University of Glasgow. He has a passion for preaching, writing and boxing. Although he only watches it from the safety of his armchair these days. His other writings include, Halloween, Happy Holiday or Dangerous Deception? Trading Punches and Vital Signs. His books are available on www.releasingcaptives.com Alistair is passionate about his evangelical faith and believes that it must also manifest itself in caring for the marginalised and oppressed. As a result a significant proportion of the profits of his books goes to helping fund Christian charities fighting social injustice.

Susan Jill Ream

Susan Jill Ream is a wife to a faithful man, a Mother of three grown-up children, and Nana to eleven precious grandkids. She has served as a pastor’s wife most of her life, serving in many areas of the Church.
Much of that time was spent working with children, leading children’s choirs, children’s Christmas pageants, Vacation Bible School and teaching Sunday School.
Susan has always been drawn to children and their unabashed love for life, their transparency, and their teachable spirits. It was a natural process for her to take her passion for writing and fit it to a child's heart.
Susan’s desire is to capture a child’s imagination and teach them through story. She is hoping, through The Love Lilly Series, to hook kid’s hearts and pass on a devotion to the one who loves them most."
Susan Jill Ream is a wife to a faithful man, a Mother of three grown-up children, and Nana to eleven precious grandkids. She has served as a pastor’s wife most of her life, serving in many areas of the Church. Much of that time was spent working with children, leading children’s choirs, children’s Christmas pageants, Vacation Bible School and teaching Sunday School. Susan has always been drawn to children and their unabashed love for life, their transparency, and their teachable spirits. It was a natural process for her to take her passion for writing and fit it to a child’s heart. Susan’s desire is to capture a child’s imagination and teach them through story. She is hoping, through The Love Lilly Series, to hook kid’s hearts and pass on a devotion to the one who loves them most.”

Shirley Ballentine

Children love stories, whether they are read to them or they read for themselves. As a child I loved books, and later as an adult with children of my own I was constantly looking for suitable books for them. Well-written stories with a good plot and sound moral values were sometimes hard to find, and that prompted me to think about writing my own, but first I took a course in Writing for Children.
Now I write short stories and novels for children which include Bible Stories told from a child’s perspective. I believe it is vitally important to give children reading material which contains Christian values, and at the same time is enjoyable and appealing to their sense of adventure and intrigue. In this day of Internet, as an alternative children need to be encouraged to sit down with a good book, and it is my desire to provide such books.
Children love stories, whether they are read to them or they read for themselves. As a child I loved books, and later as an adult with children of my own I was constantly looking for suitable books for them. Well-written stories with a good plot and sound moral values were sometimes hard to find, and that prompted me to think about writing my own, but first I took a course in Writing for Children. Now I write short stories and novels for children which include Bible Stories told from a child’s perspective. I believe it is vitally important to give children reading material which contains Christian values, and at the same time is enjoyable and appealing to their sense of adventure and intrigue. In this day of Internet, as an alternative children need to be encouraged to sit down with a good book, and it is my desire to provide such books.
Each writer came to work with Timeless Publications because it offered a distinctly different type of writing experience. The self published market is a difficult place to thrive. The cost of editing, formatting, creative design, publication and promotion is often prohibitive. It can also lack accountability. Yet, the traditional publishing route is often reserved for those already established and with marketing potential. The author is rarely in control of the benefits of their writing once the book has been published. We have many desires, the ultimate is to produce work that glorifies God. However, we want to make sure that others benefit too from our writing. That is why at least 25% of the retail price of every book sold is donated to Christian charities fighting social injustice. Timeless Publications has a non profit trading company that attempts to resource the liberation of people, mind body, and soul. As unashamedly evangelical we believe that Christ wants to set people free. In the last few months we have been able to donate approximately £1000 to the International Justice Mission. To find out more about our mission work www.releasingcaptives.co.uk
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