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A Chat with Author Dena Dyer

Dena Dyer
Dena Dyer

Happy New Year from Sarah Sundin in California! Today I have the joy of interviewing award-winning author and speaker Dena Dyer. She sings! She acts! She writes! And today she’s chatting about how God works through her writing.

Welcome, Dena! Please tell us about your book, Wounded Women of the Bible.

My co-author and I studied 20+ wounded women in Scripture, told portions of our testimonies, and collected stories from contemporary women. During the process of writing the book, God once again showed us how practical and real the Bible is and gave us comfort in our own areas of woundedness.

What a great concept! What led you to write this book?

Wounded Women of the Bible by Dena Dyer
Wounded Women of the Bible by Dena Dyer

My friend and co-author Tina Samples and I had prayed about writing a book together for years. Then God gave her the idea for Wounded Women of the Bible. When she asked me to consider writing it with her, I immediately thought, “Yes!” My second thought was, “Why has no one written this book before?” My third thought was, “Oh no!” because I knew God would want to work on some of my own wounds during the project. (And He did!)

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A Chat with Author Dena Dyer

Sarah Sundin
Sarah Sundin

Happy November from Sarah Sundin in California! Since the Christmas season is rapidly approaching—or is already here for those of you who put up your trees in July—it’s appropriate to feature Dena Dyer. Dena is the popular author of hundreds of articles and anthology contributions, and her latest book is a devotional to help us reflect during this holiday season.

Dena, please tell us about your book, The Colors of Christmas: A Devotional Prayer Journal.

Dena Dyer
Dena Dyer

With this unique prayer journal, readers can experience the power of a vibrant prayer life—through the colors of Christmas. Each themed section of this journal—love, joy, peace, and hope—includes faith-building devotions, Scripture, and writing prompts.

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Marti Pieper
Marti Pieper

Greetings from Marti Pieper in lovely Mount Dora, Florida, where October means we’ve turned off our air conditioner and opened the windows. Our weather doesn’t get cold enough to produce leaves with true autumn color, but we do have plenty of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and the ubiquitous pumpkin spice coffee drinks to help us join the rest of the northern hemisphere in celebrating  fall.

Dena Dyer, Author
Dena Dyer

Today, I’m delighted to introduce to you a friend-by-writing, Dena Dyer. I “know” Dena from several mutual friendships and of course through the Christian Authors Network, but we have yet to meet in person. Her Texas home is near Fort Worth, where my husband and I married and welcomed our first two daughters into our family. I have just enough in common with Dena to want to get to know her better, so  let’s all do that via this interview.

Welcome, Dena! How did you get into writing and how many books do you have published? What are a few of your latest titles?

I started writing as a second grader, when I discovered a passion for stringing together words and making people laugh. To date, I’ve had seven books released with royalty publishers and have an eighth that will come out next year. It’s a humorous devotional book for couples, which I’m writing with my hubby. My latest release is 25 Christmas Blessings: An Inspiring Countdown to Christmas! (Barbour), a devotional book for individuals and families. It includes 250 service ideas, which I’m really excited about. Before that, I wrote Wounded Women of the Bible: Finding Hope when Life Hurts (Kregel) with my friend and fellow minister’s wife, Tina Samples.

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New Release: 25 Christmas Blessings

25 Christmas Blessings by Dena Dyer
25 Christmas Blessings by Dena Dyer

Title: 25 Christmas Blessings: An Inspiring Countdown to Christmas!
Author: Dena Dyer
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-1634093187

Book Description

Every day for the 25 days leading up to Christmas, 25 Christmas Blessings will give families an inspiring, holiday-themed topic such as Celebrate, Remember, Give, Love, Listen, Rest, and many more to focus on. Each themed section will feature a devotional, a prayer, a “Top 10 Ways to Bless Others this Christmas” list, and relevant scriptures to remember.