Writing Days - My Review

Short and sincere, this endearing devotional is written to encourage writers along the way – no matter where they are in their journey. An entry a week for 52 weeks, readers will enjoy the wide variety of Scripture verses, Daily Action Plans, and genuine words and shared experiences of the author.

While easy to read and gentle in tone, there were many great points and truths to challenge and inspire. It’s a great resource for encouraging writers to refocus and prepare for what work lies ahead of them. With my morning coffee in one hand and this book in the other, I was often refreshed and charged up to study and write further.

I will say this… It’s not what I would consider a stand-alone book for your study time; however, it makes a great addition to your quiet time with the Lord. It’s brief, but full of blessings. And I appreciated that it was written for writers. I was always eager to pick it up and read the next entry. I have no doubt that this book will be a blessing to all of its readers!

This review is my honest opinion.  Thanks to the author for my copy.



Christian writers, do you spend time in God’s Word on a regular basis?

Are you at peace with where you are in your writing career? Or are you struggling through your writing days? Are you rejoicing in the goodness of God? Or are you having a wish-it-were-better writing season? 

Regardless of where you are in your personal and professional writing journey, whether you are a published or unpublished writer, this inspirational weekly devotional book is for you. 

Written in a pocketbook format so you can read each entry on your smart phone or tablets or alongside your Bible in your personal devotions or Bible study, WRITING DAYS: 52 DEVOTIONALS FOR THE 52 WEEKS IN A CHRISTIAN WRITER’S YEAR has one goal: to encourage you, Christian writer, in your daily and weekly walk with God, hopefully strengthening your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as you serve Him through the gift of writing. 

May your writing journey be abundant, fruitful, and pleasing to God!

Lula Bowman has finally achieved her dream: a teaching position and a scholarship to continue her college education in mathematics. But then a shocking phone call from her sister, Jewel, changes everything.

With a heavy heart, Lula returns to her Oklahoma hometown to do right by her sister, but the only teaching job available in Dunn is combination music instructor/basketball coach. Lula doesn’t even consider those real subjects!

Determined to prove herself, Lula commits to covering the job for the rest of the school year. Reluctantly, she turns to the boys’ coach, Chet, to learn the newfangled game of basketball. Chet is handsome and single, but Lula has no plans to fall for a local boy. She’s returning to college and her scholarship as soon as she gets Jewel back on her feet.

However, the more time she spends around Jewel’s family, the girls’ basketball team, music classes, and Chet, the more Lula comes to realize what she’s given up in her single-minded pursuit of degree after degree. God is working on her heart, and her future is starting to look a lot different than she’d expected.

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Writing Days - My Review


Jan Thompson writes inspirational international thrillers and contemporary Christian fiction when she is not chronicling regional history or journaling life lessons. She is also an avid reader and enjoys a good book on a pleasant day.

When Jan is not busy writing and publishing, she is a wife, mother, home educator, family scribe, and chief of staff to the family cat.


Find out more about Jan at: www.janthompson.com