J. Steve Miller
Steve is the founder and president of Legacy Educational Resources, providing resources for teachers of life skills and character education in public schools, private schools, and service organizations. A self-styled "wisdom broker," he collects wisdom from many fields and packages it for teachers and writers via his published books and the Web (http://www.character-education.info). Steve lives on Lake Allatoona in metro Atlanta with his wife Cherie, their many sons, and assorted pets. He's also a caretaker for his delightful, 105-year-old grand mom.
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The Contemporary Christian Music Debate: Worldly Compromise or Agent of Renewal
"I have yet to find a more balanced and thorough work on the subject. -- Dr. Bill Jones, president, Columbia International University
What’s the best worship style for my ministry? Are all styles legitimate? Discover insights from the bible, missions, psychology, and the entertaining history of our hymns.
College president Robertson McQuilkin: "thorough scholarship...irenic spirit."
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- Abundant Rain
on July 15, 2011
As an author, I've discovered that many of my peculiar challenges, struggles and joys are shared by other writers. Thus, the need for a devotional that helps writers at their point of need.
Marcia Laycock bares her writer's soul, first to the Lord, then to the printed page, helping fellow writers draw closer to God as they pursue their often ill-understood passion. She writes a story from her life, includes a reflection upon a Scripture, and often includes an apt quote from people as diverse as Thoreau, Madeleine L'Engle and Henry Nouwen. Some of my favorite quotes:
"The gift of language is God's instrument in our hands. May we use it wisely with humility and grace, to his glory."
W.O. Mitchell - "The most constant state of an artist is uncertainty."
Book industry expert Ross Laird - "Freedom for writers today means finding joy in the turbulence."
Highly recommended for Christian authors.
- Fuel for the Soul: 21 Devotionals That Nourish
on Sep. 19, 2011
Quick, Powerful, Thought Provoking Fuel for the Soul.
There are tons of devotionals out there. Why this one?
First, each devo makes its point quickly. The energy-starved distance runner or biker can’t stop mid marathon for a leisurely meal. More likely, he’ll down a 100 calorie energy gel, packed with carbs. Similarly, in my fast-paced life, I like a devo that makes its point quickly and powerfully, so that I can move into prayer and personal application. Hitz cuts the fluff and concisely makes his points. That’s a tribute to any writer.
Secondly, his writing flows naturally, avoiding the ostentatious adornment that many writers feel they simply must throw in.
Third, the chosen topics hit where we live – they’re practical – with lessons such as:
* Be alert to attacks.
* Find a lonely place to pray.
* Ask yourself, “What’s hindering your progress?”