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Jun 27, 2023

Conflict in ministry? Never!  Author Lori DeJong explores what happens when two people have different goals for the same ministry in her debut (and award-winning!) release, Love's True Calling. Listen in and learn how a writing assignment both changed how Lori writes her books and how it sparked a whole series!

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What Makes This Debut Novel Also an Award Winner?

Well, I didn't give the award, so I can't say for sure, but I'm going to guess a riveting plot.  Maybe killer characters? Also possibly (probably) lovely writing. Now I get to read it and find out which or all of these were the likely culprit. Because it released today!  YAY!

Lori DeJong tells how she was in a writing class and had to plot out a book for assignments and by the time she finished, she had a novel that would go on to win the 2022 Genesis Award!  Congratulations, Lori.

We talked about writing, praying over our writing, and just what calling might look like in the life of a Christian. It was a lovely chat, and now I'm eager to read this book!

Love's True Calling by Lori DeJong

After years of jumping through other people’s hoops to be all they thought she should be, and enduring a tragedy no mother should, self-described “newbie” Christian, Harper Townsend, has finally found her true calling … and her true love. Until it appears that to follow one may mean leaving the other behind.

Adolescent Psychologist, Wyatt McCowan, is beyond delighted to have the-girl-that-got-away back in his life, and his heart. But even as they fall more in love, he realizes that being obedient to God’s calling on each of their lives may pull them apart. She rejected him once in favor of another, which left him hurt and angry. But this time, he can’t fault her for following hard after the God she loves with all her heart, even if it means leaving him once again.

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