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Grace Alone

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Grab a cup of tea, get comfortable, and open the pages of Ruth Meyer’s book, Grace Alone. This is contemporary Christian fiction at its finest. The characters are the people you meet in your daily walk: your family, friends, neighbors, the people in your worship community. People who are flawed, carry baggage, and in need of God’s grace. Take a trip to Mapleport, Michigan, and see how Meyer weaves a tale that will stay with you long after you finish reading.

-Janice Wendorf; 16th president of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and avid reader

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Sneak Peek

 

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Well, here it is! At long last, the mysterious book I’ve been talking about is almost available in print! Courtesy of the CPH blog, The Word Endures, here is a first look at Grace Alone, a story about forgiveness, hope, and grace in the midst of a messy life, because God specializes in new beginnings. Follow this link to read chapter one for free!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Fiction Matters

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I made an idiot out of myself not too long ago.  Okay, granted, that’s not as uncommon as I’d like to believe, but this took the cake.  Over Spring Break, a friend told me she was taking her daughter to Chicago, and when I talked to her the morning they were leaving, I asked, “Are you coming back yet today?”  There was an awkward pause, and she reminded me, “Ruth, it’s 17 hours away.”  Oops.  That’s right.  We live in Texas, don’t we?  I made the excuse that I’m still in the mindset of living in Michigan.  But that’s not the whole truth.  And the real reason is even more embarrassing.

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Beginning with the End

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I have a bona fide obsession.  Actually, it’s probably more like an addiction.  I cannot stop writing.  Now, I find this odd, since I didn’t grow up hoping to write a book someday.  It was never even on my radar.  But suddenly, all I want to do is write.  Once I started, I couldn’t stop.  In the past half year, I’ve written two novels that actually stand a decent chance of being published, and I’m a third of the way done with another.  Additionally, I just came up with an idea for a new book series, and have written a handful of scenes for those as well.  I talk about my characters as if they were real people.  I’ve laughed through chapters and sobbed while writing others.  Like I said, I’m obsessed.  And I don’t know how other authors write their books, but in my case I’ve found a pattern.  I have to write the end first.

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