Writing is diverse in both objective and approach. The word “writing” encompasses everything from a Louis L’amour western to Shakespeare’s plays. In short: write about topics for which you have knowledge that will benefit other people.
Your interests become a fountain from which content flows. In school, I learned how difficult it was to write about things for which I had no interest. Write about things you enjoy or that interest you. I’ve followed a FaceBook group, primarily church planters, as they have communicated with each other their enjoyment/expertise with smoking meat and barbecue. Somewhere in the information shared is the making of a book that would reach beyond the “church world.” That book would need to be written by someone who is interested in barbecue.
On occasion I’ve asked book sellers what sort of interests garner the most attention. Topics that come up repeatedly as needing attention:
Leadership/Church Growth – People are drawn to the idea of being able to be effective leaders and to grow people and a church. Leading people in a changing world is a perpetual challenge, yet the principles of leadership are as old as time. I value the work of Kouzes and Posner’s The Leadership Challenge, Jim Collins’ Good to Great and John Maxwell’s Discovering the Leader Within You. Many will never read those books though they communicate numerous Bible-based principles. You, writing similar concepts to what is in those books, that will be will be helpful. I’ve tried to address some of the issues with my books Healthy Church – Start Here and Questions Pentecostal Preachers Ask. (Questions . . .is currently available for only $10. It normally sells for $16.) Anything that grows people is needed.
Theology – A well rounded perspective of Biblical truth regarding the Lord Jesus Christ, salvation and Christian living demands more books. Books by Dr. David K. Bernard, Dr. David Norris and others have defined truth in a positive way. Positive theology is important. Example: the plan of salvation is not ugly – my little book Masterful Preaching – Restoring the Place of Good News Preaching on preaching to the lost includes: “This Beautiful Plan of Salvation.” Repentance, baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and the infilling of the Holy Spirit are not negative.
Repentance is a turn around. A person is on the road to hell, and they turn around and begin a journey toward heaven. How is that negative?
A person baptized in Jesus name a person has the stain of past sin washed out of their life. How is that negative?
The infilling of the Holy Ghost, is the spirit of Christ within. Again, how could that be an ugly thing?