I never thought I’d be an author. Really, it wasn’t what I thought the Lord would have for me. For many of my friends, writing is the way they breathe—it’s almost therapeutic. I have friends who if they don’t write, can hardly think. Writing is important for them to function. Writing has never been that for me. I do love writing, but I have a desire to counsel. I’m slowly pursuing my M.A. in biblical counseling because I desire to encourage others in the faith with the truth of God’s word. That’s why I write—to encourage others in the faith with the truth of God’s word. And it is such an honor and great joy to be able to serve in this way during this season.
Today, I’m excited to share that I am working on a new book that will be published with Waterbrook Multnomah. The book is due in December and should be released in 2017. I am thrilled about this book, and though I’d love to shout the topic, it is a surprise! I will share more about the project, title, cover, in due time. But until then, I do need your help!
An element found in my first two books (United and Fear and Faith) that resonated with readers was the stories: my own and the stories of others. I make sure that my books include theology, but I do believe that the stories add an element of relate-ability that helps you, the reader, connect personally with the content. In many ways, I believe the stories are a fulfillment of 2 Cor. 1:4 as we get to comfort with the comfort we’ve received.
Would you consider submitting your story for my next book?
Here are the story ideas my publisher and I are looking for:
- Stories where you have discovered that you struggle with appreciating or being grateful for God’s gifts to you (for example, children, spouse, job, leisure, rest, etc.) and what the Lord was teaching you.
- Stories about when you’ve had a difficult time recognizing a gift or blessing in your life (i.e. with relationships, work, rest, etc.). Perhaps you were surprised by a gift that was there all along, but you couldn’t see it because of where you were focused.
- Stories of feeling guilt over enjoying a gift from God (i.e. a new home, a vacation, etc.) and what the Lord has been teaching you.
Please note that submitting a story doesn’t guarantee that the story will be used. Even if it’s not used, I am so honored that you’d consider sharing your story with us.
Send your story to Newbellbook@gmail.com by Monday, August 15.
We will need you to sign a release form that enables Waterbrook Multnomah/Random House to use your story in my book. That release will be attached to an email upon you expressing interest and/or submitting your story. I will not be able to respond to everyone who submits a story but please do know how grateful I am for your willingness. The writing and editing process is such that there’s no guarantee that a story will make it into the final book, but I will make sure to thank you appropriately.
Thank you for considering sharing what the Lord is teaching you and helping others along the way.
Failure, rejection, sickness, losing a loved one, being alone—the fears we carry are many and heavy. Fear can be a tyrant, a bully we can’t hide from. It can paralyze our spirit, damage our relationships, and hinder our faith.
I know this because I’ve struggled with great fear and continue to learn how to fight it with faith. In Fear and Faith, we look our fears in the face, name their root cause, and learn together how to lean on the One who we can and should trust. Fear has a way of whispering lies to our souls about who God is. But the Lord is better and through exploring what the Word says about our sovereign, good, and loving God, we can learn to rest in His ever-open arms. Ultimately we fight fear by trusting in the Lord and fearing Him. We fight fear by knowing our Savior.
Today is release day and I would be so honored if you’d grab one and share it with your friends and family.
You can learn more about Fear and Faith as well as read the endorsements from Matt Chandler, Nancy Guthrie, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Jen Wilkin, Gloria Furman, and more here: http://www.trillianewbell.com/books/fear-faith/
Here is some information to assist you:
You can purchase via Amazon and other retailers: http://amzn.to/1Dkxe3H
If you like using hashtags and decide to share about it use: #fearandfaith
If you’d like to tag me or connect via social media: Twitter– @trillianewbell and Instagram– @trillianewbell
If you choose to do a review—Fear and Faith is on Goodreads in addition to Amazon.
Recently, I had the opportunity to share at a conference about a very different topic and I said, “I’m not up here just because, I’m here because I believe in the message.” I didn’t write Fear and Faith simply for the chance to write; I believe in the message of the book and am praying that the Lord would use it for the good of those who read and for His glory. Would you join me in that prayer?
Thank you so much for your support of Fear and Faith!
With gratitude and anticipation,
p.s. Check out these interviews that about Fear and Faith (this will be updated as they post):
David Platt’s Radical.net: http://www.radical.net/blog/2015/04/fear-and-faith/
Jamie Ivey’s The Happy Hour podcast: http://jamieivey.com/2015/04/01/happy-hour-34-with-trillia-newbell/
I’m excited to share some news with you. I have been invited to be a regular guest on Moody Radio’s morning show in Chicago. I’ll be sharing about issues and topics that are important to women. These topics will vary from current events and news to general interest and issues.
If you are in the Chicago area, you can tune in to Karl and June (the Morning Show) on 90.1 FM Chicago from 5:00 am—9:00 a.m. (CST). If you are not in the Chicago area, you can listen live here http://www.moodyradiochicago.fm/
Times and dates
I will be on every two weeks. Time and day will vary.
My first guest spot is this Monday, February 16 at 6:40 a.m.
Because the day and time will vary each week, I will make sure to share when I’m on the radio via Twitter. If you don’t follow me, find me at @trillianewbell and I’ll tweet out the dates and times the day prior and day of.
What do you want to talk about?
I’d love to know what you think are important topics and issues that would be good for discussion and consideration. If you have a topic that you’d like to hear from me on, simply comment below.
UPDATE: And the winners are
IG: @meganbarley Twitter: @gueriteharrell Facebook: Wes Van Fleet
Congratulations and thank you for entering!
It’s a three book giveaway! Winners receive three different books!
Gloria Furman, Jessica Thompson, and I are teaming up to provide a book giveaway. We are excited to share about our newest books and glad to get to provide these resources for free this week.
How does it work?
Share the images below on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using the hashtag Glotrillica (#glotrillica, see what we did there? Thanks Jessica!). You can enter on one social media site or all three and you can enter as many times as you’d like. We will then use random.org to choose a winner from Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Please remember to use #glotrillica or we will not be able to find your entry.
The giveaway begins on Monday, March 10 until midnight on Friday, March 17. The three winners will be announced on Monday, March 19.
Copy and share one of the pictures below using #glotrillica and you are in! As easy as that.
More about the books and authors
Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms
Grocery shopping. Soccer practice. Dirty dishes.
Motherhood is tough, and it often feels like the to-do list just gets longer and longer every day—making it hard to experience true joy in God, our children, and the gospel.
In this encouraging book for frazzled moms, Gloria Furman, a pastor’s wife and mother of four, encourages us to reorient our vision of motherhood around what the Bible teaches. Showing us how to pursue a vibrant and ever-growing relationship with Christ—even when discouragement sets in and the laundry still needs to be washed—this book will help you treasure Christ more deeply no matter how busy you are.
Find Gloria at www.gloriafurman.com and twitter: https://twitter.com/gloriafurman @gloriafurman
Exploring Grace Together: 40 Devotionals for the Family
Children need more than behavior modification. They need the gospel.
But every parent knows how hard it can be to communicate the truth of God’s Word and the message of God’s grace in a way that engages the hearts, minds, and affections of the little ones we love so much.
Assisting parents with this high calling, Jessica Thompson offers us a gospel-centered alternative to merely telling our kids what they must do to please God and be a “good Christian.” Designed for the whole family, this collection of Scriptural meditations will help you teach your children to treasure and rely on Jesus more than anything else.
Find Jessica on twitter: https://twitter.com/Thejesslou @thejesslou and Facebook
United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity
United will explore the importance of pursuing diversity in the church by sharing the author’s unique experiences growing up in the south and attending a predominately white church. She champions the theology of diversity throughout the book through the Scriptures providing compelling reasons to pursue diversity. Trillia will also weave in story describing her friendship with two women of different ethnicities. It’s not about diversity, it’s about love.
Find Trillia at www.trillianewbell.com and twitter https://twitter.com/trillianewbell @trillianewbell
Don’t forget to share the picture using this hashtag #glotrillica!
Saturday was the “official” release date for United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity! I’m excited about this book because I am convinced of the message. United is not so much a book about diversity as it is about loving others. It is a book about the beauty of diversity in God’s creation and design and how we can fellowship with one another because of the blood of our Savior.
We know that in eternity, people from every tribe and nation will come together. But I think we can start seeing that happen now, in the body of Christ. It amazes me that we are one — brothers and sisters adopted into the family of God. The gospel unites us. It breaks down the barriers that separate us.
I’m praying that we will have a greater vision for what the church could be. That the world will look at the church and see the beauty and diversity of God’s creation. And that they will be amazed by the power of the gospel to make us united.
You can now purchase United via: Amazon, ShopMoody, and other retailers.
Interested in helping spread the word? Here are a few ways:
- Book Review: If you’d like to share your thoughts about United you can do so by writing a review on Amazon or Goodreads.
- Share via social media: You can share links or your thoughts via social media
- Interviews: I am doing several interviews over the next month and would love to chat it up with you. If that interests you feel free to contact Jana Muntsinger. You can learn more here.
United is dedicated to my children. My desire is that one day they would be surprised that their mom would write a book about the beauty of diversity in the church and all of life because it would be so commonplace. This video captures my heart and the book so well.
United: Captured By God’s Vision for Diversity from Igniting Women Books on Vimeo.
Thank you so much for watching! United has released and is available for purchase!