Ray Comfort Writes (Some) Fiction

Ray Comfort is best-known as a Christian evangelist who not only creatively and enthusiastically preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people as he can, but he also teaches and equips other believers to do the same.  His ministry, Living Waters, provides a variety of resources:  movies and training videos such as The Way of The Master evangelism series; helpful books and “The Evidence Bible”; and a wide variety of gospel tracts that are fun to use.  But did you know that Ray has penned a few fiction novels? Continue reading

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Join Me for Book Club

It’s so exciting to see my book in print!  It’s available in e-book format, too, but one feature that’s missing from the e-book is the Book Club Discussion Questions at the end.  I want to make those thought-provoking questions available to everyone, and I’d like to get feedback from you about the issues presented in my Christian fiction novel, “Elephant in the Room.” Continue reading

Looking for a Hero?

Every story line falls into one of three categories: boy meets girl, man who learns better, and heroic quest.  A simple story just traces one of these story lines, but more complicated books weave all of these story lines together while still maintaining one single overarching story line. Continue reading

Is Ella (Enchanted) Obedient?

After years of being the home school and co-op teacher making these kinds of assignments, I recently accepted the challenge to write a book report on Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine.  In particular, I wanted to evaluate whether the title character Ella ever actually obeys any order given to her after a fairy bestows on her the gift, or curse, of obedience. Continue reading

Tell Me A (Good) Story

I love a good story!  Storytelling is an art.  But there are so many books and movies out there that just don’t have good stories.  I’m not talking about happy endings; I’m looking for a story that draws me in before leading me to an ending, whether happy or tragic (although I prefer happy).  From an academic perspective, what makes a good story? Continue reading

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Let’s talk about the elephant in the room…

If people who struggle with bad eating habits read my book, “Elephant in the Room,” they will find hope and wisdom from the Bible to change their unhealthy attitude about food, to take practical steps to defeat gluttony, and to find love and satisfaction through God’s gift of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ.

 

Dear friends – In November 2015, 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.

Writing a book is one thing.  Getting it published and promoted is another thing altogether.  There are so many options for submitting manuscripts, and I found great ideas and instructions online from Michael Hyatt along with his book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World to publicize my book through social media.

I am pleased to announce that my Christian fiction novel “Elephant in the Room” is NOW AVAILABLE in print and e-book formats from Dove Christian Publishers.

CLICK HERE TO BUY “ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM” BY KRISTEN HARPER

For more information about my book, please check out the section about it.  There are a few blog posts about writing a story with a difficult issue, too.  If you want to keep updated about the book and follow this blog, please sign up below.

By the way, I took the challenge again and wrote another book in November 2016, and I plan to write again this year.  Have you ever thought about writing a book?  Do you want to join me this November in the challenge?  Let me know in the comment section below.