“Lifestyle Worship – Poems, Prayers & Ministry Resources” is Steve Brown’s first book. It is a telling of his journey through faith. Steve is a worship leader, singer, wannabe songwriter, and guitarist at Messiah Lutheran Church located in the Northeast corner of the United States.
His book includes a collection of faith-inspired poems, prayers for a variety of situations, articles on things related to faith – his ministry and his calling, and responsive writings to be used in the church or for home devotions.
Steve runs a blog titled “Worship Ideas You Can Use” at http://sjbrown58.wordpress.com and has two previously published works including an article titled “Two Thanksgiving Litanies” published in The “Reformed Worship Journal” June 2010 and “Speaking in Tongues” published in “Rev Magazine” May/June 2007, page 78.
Steve started blogging in 2008 as a result of being prodded by his Pastor and soon discovered that he could also dabble in poetry and to a lesser extent – songwriting. Steve currently serves as his church’s worship coordinator, Website blogger, Facebook contributor, runs the children’s message ministry, sings in the choir and is a singer/songwriter/musician on his church’s worship team with a passion towards worshiping His savior, listening to and performing contemporary Christian music, and playing the guitar.
Steve is happily married, has one son, a daughter-in-law, and also enjoys working around the house and yard, especially in his vegetable and fruit gardens. His full time job is as a mechanical engineer in the Research and Development sector.
To God alone be the glory!
What inspires you to write?
Actually just viewing the world around me. I especially get inspired working in my yard and garden and also when attending worship services in church.
Tell us about your writing process.
I tend to jot down random thoughts and ideas on my IPAD (which I have with me all the time). Every now and then I combine thoughts and fill in the blanks to create chapters, poems, prayers, whatever it is that fits best.
Who are your favorite authors?
Being a Christian writer, I must start with the Bible. It is a source of much of my own writings and I also must credit the Holy Spirit who resides within me. I do enjoy reading CS Lewis, Philip Yancy, Mark Buchanan, Louie Giglio, Matt Redman and I also read my brother’s poetry as he is also a writer. His book is titled “Seated Above, Looking Below” by Bobby Brown.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I took the Amazon route due to simplicity, familiarity and popularity. So I have a Kindle formated E-Book and a POD paperback through CreateSpace. They have been good to me thus far.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
There will be a continued explosion of Indie writers and I hope that free book giveaways will dwindle because it is a dis-service to writers who deserve compensation for their work. E-Books will probably continue to grow in popularity.
What genres do you write?
Christian and Poetry
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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