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Frequently Asked Questions and Free Stuff!

Elaine R Kelly, Author of the historical Christian fiction Forgotten Followers: from Broken to Bold, an inspirational and empowering biblical fiction showing how women in the Bible overcome abuse, racism, and inequality to become bold speakers and leaders.

Author of nonfiction: The Sword: A fun way to engage in healthy debate on what the Bible says about a woman's role. It contains 104 flashcards introducing contrasting ideas using a fencing motif.

Click on the Blogs tab for research articles on church history and theology.  

Where Can I Buy the Historical Fiction Forgotten Followers?

Available everywhere now!

Buying directly from the publisher, FriesenPress, gives you a lower price and supports independent authors. Be sure to go to the bottom of the FriesenPress page to toggle between US$ and CDN$.

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Can I buy the Forgotten Followers Paperback in Person?

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Where Can I Hear the Author? 

Elaine R Kelly Author is on YouTube!

Check out:

  • book trailer for Forgotten Followers: from Broken to Bold

  • video of book launch event

  • book trailer for The Sword

  • Author interviews

  • videos on topics of biblical equality and women in leadership.

Please contact me to arrange:​

  • Public readings/signings

  • Interviews/Appearances

Can I get a FREE sample?

Yes! FREE pdf sample of chapter 1 of Forgotten Followers!

Below is a Free PDF of chapter 1.  

You can also read the initial portion of the novel at no charge or obligation by visiting (click "free preview") or Amazon (click "Look Inside").

Media and Events! 

A wonderful group of supporters joined Elaine Kelly to celebrate the publication of Forgotten Followers!

Is this Novel suitable for Small Group Study?

Yes! Free Discussion Questions

Since Forgotten Followers from Broken to Bold covers the period of the four Gospels, it is an ideal book to stimulate group discussion of Jesus, his life and teachings, his interactions with women, and the  themes of biblical equality. For deeper reflection and conversation, check out my upcoming Interactive Study Guide.

What's the Best Way to Read Forgotten Followers?

Free Reference Note for Forgotten Followers, including excerpts from:
What to Do When You Feel Forgotten: Interactive Study Guide for Forgotten Followers

Do you want to compare the novel to the biblical narrative? Do you want to reconsider ideas presented in the novel? Do you want to look at how art and fiction can help us understand biblical truths? Forgotten Followers from Broken to Bold highlights universal themes of racism, abuse, equality and freedom and brings hope and healing. Click below for my article on how to read biblical fiction. 

Click for your Free Reference Note for Forgotten Followers: from Broken to Bold! In it, I provide biblical references by chapter, questions for reflection and prayer prompts.

Can You Provide a Brief Introduction to Biblical Equality?

Yes! Now Available! 
The Sword: A fun way to engage in healthy debate on what the Bible says about a woman's role

Imagine the Bible as the Spirit's powerful Sword. What if this Sword could only be drawn by those with good intentions, ears to hear, and a heart to love?

What if people learned to handle this Sword to cut away barriers between us instead of cutting away people?

This book provides 104 flashcards with various understandings of biblical passages. Sword cards thrust a case for one stance while shield cards deflect with an alternate perspective. It is a great way to introduce the rationale for  Complementarian and Egalitarian views to adults and youth. Let's increase our mutual understanding and respect. 

Explore, reflect, and have fun!

What To Do When You Feel Forgotten: Interactive Study Guide for Forgotten Followers

My ten-session Interactive Study Guide for Forgotten Followers includes: 

  • Biblical References for each chapter 

  • Discussion Questions for group  discussion or for personal reflection

  • Historical Notes and illustrations

  • Interactive exercises, worksheets, matching games, quizzes

  • Recipes and Menus 

  • Songs to go with the novel

  • Further resources 


Coming Soon

How Can I Spread the Word?

Don't let the women disciples be forgotten followers!

Spread the word about this fresh, new fiction to encourage others to read about the woman disciples and gender equality.

  • Post a Review on Chapters-Indigo

  • Share a review on Amazon or Goodreads

  • Follow my page on Facebook, twitter, or Instagram

  • Post your comments on social media

  • Hashtag #forgottenfollowers

When Can I Get Book 2 of the Series?

Coming in 2023:
Forgotten Apostles:
from Broken to Bold, Book 2 

After Stephen is stoned, Joanna flees to Antioch and joins a community of Greek believers. Susannah escapes to her Palestinian suppliers in Caesarea.  Susannah interprets the prophecies of her four daughters. Joanna travels using her Latin name Junia and speaks boldly about love and acceptance, becoming the woman Paul calls an “outstanding apostle.”

Free Music!

Share music composed by the author's husband David Kelly MBA (Music By Artist) on the biblical stories of the novel.

GIVE SMART: How to make a Dramatic Difference with your Donation Dollar


While a professional financial advisor, Elaine R Kelly authored this fiction about out a woman considering charitable financial planning. It shows Canadian strategies to give with the heart and to give smart. 

FREE: Discover your Giving Personality  (Appendix 1)

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