Welcome to Kristen Harper Books!

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Dear friends – Have you ever wondered what legacy you will leave behind?  I had been thinking about my legacy a few years ago when I accepted a challenge to write a novel – 50,000 words in the 30 days – with the encouragement of a free on-line writing community, NaNoWriMo.  Now, I am pleased to announce that my Christian fiction novel, “Elephant in the Room,” has been published in print and e-book formats by Dove Christian Publishers!  CLICK HERE TO BUY MY BOOK!

Writing a book is one thing.  Getting it published and promoted is another thing altogether.  This website in one important tool that I use to get the message out about my Christian fiction novel, “Elephant in the Room.”  Here you will find interesting information about the challenging subject addressed in the book: our sinful attitudes and habits about food and eating.  I want to use this website to encourage you to glorify God in your eating habits by studying the Bible, putting off sin, and putting on righteousness in your daily lives.

kristen-headshot-10-2016-verticalWho am I to talk to you about what and why you eat?  You can get to know me better on the page About Kristen.  I’ll also write blog posts about Bible studies and biblical counseling issues, teaching Sunday School, homeschooling, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Please explore everything that this website has to offer!

For more information about my book, please CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR A PAGE ABOUT “ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM.”  If you want your own copy of the book, you can purchase it in print or e-book formats from Dove Christian Publishers or from Amazon.  Sign up below to follow my blog and please add your comments anytime.  I look forward to hearing from you.

By the way, I took the challenge again and wrote books in November 2016, 2017 and 2018!  Have you ever thought about writing a book?  Do you want to join me next November in the challenge?  Let me know in the Comment section below.

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Closed Laptop Lessons

You may remember that after writing every day in the month of November, I decided to take a break from my laptop for the month of December.  Here’s what happened. Continue reading

Gain Perspective

Here is the framework I am using to gain some perspective this year: stop looking in the mirror (too much love of self), look up to God (love God), and look out for others (love people).  Is this a reasonable perspective on life? Continue reading

What’s Important?

We were gathered together near a roaring fire when this general topic was broached:  What is important to you?  What do you value in life?  Some answers were spoken at the time, but other answers came to mind later. Continue reading

New Year, New Screensavers

As I get ready to boot up my laptop (after keeping it closed for 30 days), I think that now is a great time to add some spark to my screen.  I’ve made some new screensavers – landscape for computer screens and portrait for mobile devices – to inspire and encourage me in my goals for the new year.  And I’d like to share these free gifts with you! Continue reading

Got Gratitude?

The basic definition of gratitude is the quality of being thankful.  Huh.  Several advisers say that you will be happier if you write in a gratitude journal for five minutes every day in order to lift your spirits.  Huh.  But this simplistic definition and minimal worldly strategy miss the point of gratitude entirelyGratitude is not about me, how I feel, or what I have. Continue reading