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Called to Speak

As a speaker or teacher, you want nothing more than to have an effective impact on your audience. Your heart longs for them to walk away feeling as if they have just had a life-changing revelation. In order for that to happen though, there are simple principles you as a speaker need to employ in your ministry. Called to Speak is a valuable collection of essential principles to help you grow into the effective, life-changing orator God wants to empower.

Called to Speak uniquely addresses the practical call of a communicator to speak for the kingdom of God. Based on years of experience by two veteran women’s ministry speakers, Called to Speak is peppered with personal stories and encouraging Scripture. Containing practical tips, each chapter also ends with inspiring questions to help the existing women’s ministry teacher and speaker hone their skills while at the same time helping novice speakers answer the call to speak or teach.

Called to Speak is a companion resource to Called to Write, also published by the same authors with the intent of helping writers refine their missional focus through the written word.

Product Information

Retail: $14.99
Digital: $9.99
EAN: 9781625915115
Item #: N174109
Category: Christian Life
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Size: 6 X 9 Inches
Page Count: 192
Pack Qty: 36
Pub Date: January 2017

Edna Ellison
Linda Gilden

About the Authors

Award-winning author of more than 30 books and countless magazine articles, Edna Ellison is a well-known keynote speaker who loves leading prayer retreats and mentoring aspiring writers and speakers across the United States and overseas. Edna is an honors graduate of Presbyterian College with a master’s degree from Converse College, an educational specialist degree from the University of South Carolina, and a doctorate from the University of Alabama. Having taught at three Baptist seminaries and two American universities, she now writes Bible study books from her Spartanburg, South Carolina, home. National president of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and a certified CLASS speaker, her life has been featured by Focus on the Family, where she has also been published. (

Linda J. Gilden believes part of what God has called her to do is encourage other writers and speakers in their journeys. This prolific author, editor, personality trainer, and writing coach desires to see future writers and current authors develop optimum skills so they can serve the kingdom of God with excellence. In addition to serving as an adjunct professor, Linda is extremely active in the writing industry on both a local and national level, including serving as a frequent instructor at leading conferences such as Blue Ridge Christian Writers Conference. She works out of her South Carolina home where she enjoys floating in a pool while reading a good book and being surrounded by splashing grandchildren.

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