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A Chat with Author Kathy Howard

Kathy Howard
Kathy Howard

Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! Today I have the joy of interviewing multi-publishing author and popular speaker Kathy Howard. Kathy’s sharing today about her new devotional book, which sounds amazing!

Welcome, Kathy! Please tell us about your book Deep Rooted: Growing through the Gospel of Mark.

Deep Rooted is a 40-day devotional journey through the life and ministry of Jesus. Its unique format shows readers how to interact with and apply Scripture, not just read it. The meaty, daily devotions use a simple study framework to help readers be transformed by God’s Word, not just informed.

I love the idea of a meaty devotional! What inspired you to write this book?

Deep Rooted by Kathy Howard
Deep Rooted by Kathy Howard

I lead a Bible reading group on Facebook that’s been active for several years. It includes thousands of women from all over the world. The format I use there has been encouraging and equipping them to get into the Bible. Seeing how God has used this group inspired me to want to take the same principle to a larger audience.

Why did you write this book?

I want to equip readers with the tools they need to study Scripture for themselves every day. This journey through Mark guides them to use these tools and develop a habit of being in God’s Word.

So important! What surprised you the most during the research or writing of your book?

I’ve read the Gospels many times. I’ve studied Jesus’ life and ministry. But studying it all again and writing the devotions gave me a fresh and deeper experience with Jesus. It was a wonderful time with Him!

What themes do you return to again and again in your writing?

God called me to be a Bible teacher. My writing and ministry on social media are extensions of that call. I want to share biblical truths and principles and help others to study God’s Word for themselves.

Tell us about your funniest moment with a reader.

Don’t know if I could call her a “reader” of mine, but this is a great story. I was doing a book signing for one of my new Bible studies at a LifeWay store. (Yes, it’s been a little while since this happened.) The store set me up at a table right inside the door. There were stacks of books and posters with my face and book cover. A lady came through the door and walked purposefully up to the table. I thought she must have come for the book signing! I smiled and greeted her. Her response? “Can you tell me where the Beth Moore Bible studies are?” Funny, but humbling!

I have a “Why are your books here and not Beth Moore’s?” book-signing story too! The Lord certainly keeps us humble. What ministries are you involved in, and why?

I fell in love with God’s Word through a women’s Bible study when I was a young mom. That fostered my passion for teaching others. I’ve been involved in women’s ministry leadership for decades. I love teaching in my local church and training other Bible study leaders. I also support and participate in missions as much as I can. Sadly, COVID has hindered any mission trips this year.

So many vital things COVID-canceled. But reading isn’t one of them. What do you read for pleasure? What are you reading right now?

I love fiction set during WWII. Right now, I’m reading a novel called The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar. It focuses on civilian women trained by the army to fly during WWII. I am also reading Adamant by Lisa Bevere and several commentaries on Ezra and Nehemiah for a potential Bible study project.

That sounds fantastic! So what are you working on now? Please tell us about your next project.

Heirloom: Living and Leaving a Legacy of Faith will release in August 2021. This 52-day devotional combines ancestral, historical, and biblical stories of faith with biblical principles for leaving a spiritual legacy and tips for genealogy research.

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Sarah Sundin

What a great concept! Thank you for sharing with us today, Kathy!

To learn more about Kathy, her books, and her speaking, please visit Kathy’s website and Kathy’s blog.

Writing for Him,

Sarah Sundin

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A Chat with Author Kathy Howard

Sarah Sundin
Sarah Sundin

Greetings from Sarah Sundin in blessedly rainy California! Today I have the joy of chatting with renowned Bible study teacher and multi-published author Kathy Howard.

Kathy, please tell us about your book, 30 Days of Hope When Caring for Aging Parents.

No one prepared us for this? Yet, here we are, struggling to navigate the parent/child role reversal. 30 Days of Hope When Caring for Aging Parents combines Scripture, biblical insight, personal experience, reflection questions, and prayer prompts to provide spiritual and practical encouragement to those caring for aging or ill parents.

What inspired you to write this book?

Kathy Howard
Kathy Howard

This book flowed right from my own life experiences. My father-in-law lived with my husband and me for five years before he passed away. We juggled a host of serious health issues that required an ongoing combination of surgeries, hospital care, inpatient rehab, and at-home physical and occupational therapy.

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Tips from the Pros: Kathy Howard

Sarah Sundin
Sarah Sundin

Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! Today I have the privilege of interviewing acclaimed Bible study teacher Kathy Howard. Kathy is a popular speaker and has penned many Bible study books. Her website also contains a wealth of Bible study aids and plans.

Kathy, how many books do you have published? What are a few of your latest titles?

Kathy Howard
Kathy Howard

Lavish Grace, my seventh book, will be released by New Hope Publishers on August 1. The two previous books, Unshakeable Faith and Embraced by Holiness are also Bible studies.

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Author Kathy Howard on writing and promoting

"DC_Spencer"Today I’m happy to introduce author Kathy Howard as she shares highlights from her amazing writing journey. You’ll be encouraged by her discoveries and innovative suggestions. Thanks for reading!                                              ~Davalynn Spencer

 

Kathy, tell us how you first became involved in writing.

My passion for teaching the Bible led me to writing. About 10 years ago, God dropped me into the middle of a teaching ministry to spiritual seekers. After using the material I had for a while, I knew I could develop curriculum that would better meet that group’s specific needs. I was in seminary at the time so writing the Bible study, God’s Truth Revealed, became my field study work. This study opened the door for two more studies, a devotional book, and a non-fiction title.

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The industry and retail stores

I KarenHomefrontbook spent a lot of time this month with other writers as well as editors and retailers. I spoke at the International Christian Retail Show in early July and attended two conferences. The trade show continues to decrease in size but the energy and hope abounded. The publishing industry has done more to partner with author organizations.

 


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Unshakeable Faith: 8 Traits for Rock-Solid Living

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Title: Unshakeable Faith: 8 Traits for Rock-Solid Living
Author: Kathy Howard
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
ISBN: 978-1596692978

Women are usually prepared for everything from patching scraped knees to managing a huge work load to whipping up dinner at a moment’s notice. We keep ourselves and our families together and running smoothly. But is our faith prepared to withstand difficult trials or even persecution? Unshakeable Faith, an eight-week Bible study for women, explores the life of Peter to help you build a rock-solid faith that is strong enough to weather the harshest storms of life.