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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.
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Where Can I Buy the Historical Fiction Forgotten Followers?
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Elaine R Kelly Author is on YouTube!
book trailer for Forgotten Followers: from Broken to Bold
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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.
Think about children's Christmas pageants where children play the roles of Mary and Joseph. We perform a drama every time we take Holy Communion, with one taking the role of Jesus and others the role of the disciples.
Think about the parables of Jesus: Like a parable, Forgotten Followers uses earthly stories to reveal heavenly truths.
Think about visual art: through the centuries, churches have commissioned art as a way of telling biblical stories to an illiterate population.
In the 16th century, Ignatius of Loyal encouraged imagining yourself in Bible stories as a method of prayer, contemplation, and reflection.
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?
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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
How Can I Spread the Word?
Don't let the women disciples be forgotten followers!
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When Can I Get Book 2 of the Series?
Coming in 2023:
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.”
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)