We’re so excited! This is the first online workshop for West Coast Christian Writers! We’re calling these WCCW Mini Masterclasses. They are one (1) hour long, include Q&A, and feature unique and wonderful topics with experts! Registration is just $9 and we think you’re going to love it.
August 11, 2020 – 10:00 AM PT
The Writer’s Secret Weapon
Crafting Mystery, Wonder, and Hope through the Skillful Use of Theology
Whether it’s CS Lewis, Ann Lamott, or Jane Austen, some writers possess an uncanny ability to stir the soul. Their writing feels timeless. Their words make the spirit soar. By contrast, your writing plods along on a mundane level, never really taking fight. What is the missing ingredient? In a word, the missing ingredient is transcendence. It is that sense of mystery, wonder, and hope that can only arise from writing rooted in the transcendent themes of theology.
In this seminar you will learn a three part framework for connecting the deepest needs of your readers’ souls to the deepest truths of God. You will discover how to embed theology in your wiring without lecturing and without even using theological terms. With the Book of Ruth as a case study, we will explore how any story, memoir, or work of fiction or nonfiction can touch the heart by tapping into the wellsprings of biblical theology.
Dr. Bill Giovannetti is the Senior Pastor of Pathway Church in Redding, California, and is a professor at AW Tozer Theological Seminary and Veritas School of Biblical Ministry. He has written over twenty books and three full length magazines.