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Hot Apple Cider
Get cozy, put up your feet, and pick up a book that’s hard to put down. The stories in by 30 Canadian Christian authors in Hot Apple Cider will stir your heart and warm your soul.

Hot Apple Cider is a unique 296-page inspirational anthology by 30 of Canada’s top authors who are Christian, all of whom are members of The Word Guild. Many of these authors are being honoured at this year’s Write Canada awards gala held June 11th. Go ahead, pick up a copy and enjoy this gift to you from Canada’s best. The thought-provoking and honest accounts in this book will surprise you, make you laugh, and inspire you to have a deeper relationship with God.

Hot Apple Cider: Words to Stir the Heart and Warm the Soul is a collection of personal experience articles, short stories and poems by Canadian Christian authors from a variety of denominations.

Edited by N.J. Lindquist and Wendy Elaine Nelles and with a forward by Canadian Christian fiction icon Janette Oke, the anthology features work from 30 professional members of The Word Guild.

Content ranges from the light-hearted and humorous to serious topics such as the death of a loved one, cancer, infertility, loneliness and family conflicts. Unlike some anthologies, there’s no sentimentalizing, no over-dramatization. Just real people writing about real situations, and faith in a real God who makes a difference. Truth presented through articles, poetry and fiction, accented with restful black and white illustrations.

Canadian Christian writers are a vibrant and articulate group, and Hot Apple Cider is a wonderful sample of some of their work. Even though each selection is self-contained, I found myself reading “just one more” when it was time to stop.

The book is available online or through local bookstores. The authors have also donated 30,000 copies to World Vision to be given out at FaithLife Financial’s Girls’ Night Out events across Canada.

It’s great to see Canadian authors who are Christian getting exposure in our country. Hot Apple Cider was a treat to read, and I know I’ll dip into it again and again. I enjoyed it so much, I bought a second copy and gave it away on my blog.

Congratulations to everyone involved in this ground-breaking project. Bring on volume two!

Joanna Mallory is a Canadian writer whose passion is fiction (Christian women’s suspense). She is a member of The Word Guild, InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship, and American Christian Fiction Writers, as well as Acquisitions Editor for InScribe’s FellowScript newsletter.

Originally published on the website, God With Us, June 5, 2008.



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