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Elaine R Kelly is the author of the historical Christian fiction

Forgotten Followers: from Broken to Bold.

It is an inspirational and empowering biblical fiction showing how women in the bible overcome abuse, racism and inequality and become bold speakers and leaders. 

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Is this Novel suitable for Small Group Study?

Yes! The Companion Interactive Study Guide for Forgotten Followers is coming Fall, 2022

Forgotten Followers: from Broken to Bold highlights universal themes of racism, abuse, equality and freedom. My ten-session Interactive Study Guide for group discussion or private reflection contains:

  • Biblical References for each chapter of the novel

  • Discussion Questions for small groups or for personal reflection

  • Historical Notes and illustrations

  • Interactive exercises, worksheets, matching games, quizzes

  • Recipes and Menus discussed in the novel

  • Songs to go with the novel

  • References to further resources 

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Can You Provide Brief Intro to Biblical Equality?

Yes! My Swords and Shields Book of Cards is on its way, Fall 2022

Swords and Shields is a book of 104 cards to be played as a game similar to Rummy or Concentration. Designed for discussion, it is also useful for reflection. Selected Bible passages are shown with  opposing interpretations on equality, freedom, and women's roles at home, church, and society. Useful for adults or youth - anyone who wants an introduction to the biblical rationale for both Complementarian and Egalitarian views. 

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Is this Novel Biblical?

Yes!  FREE Reference Note!

A Reference Note with excerpts from the Companion Interactive Study Guide for Forgotten Followers: from Broken to Bold will be available soon. It lists biblical references for each chapter.and questions for discussion and reflection. This biblical fiction is like a parable: a relatable story that conveys truth. Check it out and reflect on how the women's perspectives in the novel contrast to how you may have read these stories in the past. 

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Can I get a FREE sample?

Yes! FREE Sample

You can read the introductory pages and the initial portion at no charge or obligation.

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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 an active community of Greek believers. Susannah escapes to her Palestinian suppliers in Caesarea. Many understand God’s messages as 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.”

Coming 2023

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


While working full-time as a professional financial advisor, Elaine R Kelly authored this book showing about a fictional woman considering charitable financial planning strategies. Fiction is a way to impact both our heads and our hearts. This novel shows Canadian strategies to give with their heart and to give smart. 

FREE: Discover your Giving Personality

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  • Public readings/signings

  • Virtual book tour

  • Interviews/Appearances