Becoming an Author, Endorsing a Book vs a Person, & the Story You Need to Tell

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At long last, Nancy Guthrie joins us in the studio this week! Nancy is a Bible teacher, host of Help Me Teach the Bible, and the author of many books, including the upcoming Saints and Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus, which we’ll talk about a bit next episode. But this week, we’re talking about a lot of different and important topics, including:

  • Nancy’s history in publishing—from publicist to author—and how it made her a better writer
  • Why we should thank the author of The Total Woman (Google that one, y’all) for encouraging Nancy to start writing
  • Nancy’s rules for endorsing books
  • The difference between being a theological thinker and being theologically driven
  • The value of physical vs digital books as a learner
  • Why your story may not be meant to be in a book—even if everyone is telling you to write one

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