Supporting Lois as an Author

Not long ago I got a lovely note from a reader with a question I had never been asked before.

Holding up Tree“Lois, I want to support your writing ministry. How best can I do that? Could I order your books in Christian book stores or should I go to your website, or to Amazon? How can I pray for you?”

I have to say, I was very touched. Most people assume that writing is a glamorous, easy job with big paychecks and an exciting social life. The reality is that it’s mostly a solitary existence in my basement office, grappling with ideas and digging up references. And writing is not a great source of income, unless you’re a very big name.

For many, writing is a sidelight profession, but for me, writing is actually the only thing, in part because I have an autoimmune illness that limits my energy in a day. My income comes from book royalties, selling books through this website and from speaking occasionally. Funds haven’t been a big concern in the past because I live modestly and don’t have a family to support. But, after years of not asking, I’m finally making a button if you would like to make a (non-deductible) donation toward supporting my writing.

What are some of the places where funds would go?

One, to help pay an assistant in my office a few hours a week, so that I can actually write and interact with readers. I recently hired a young woman who just graduated from college and has been a great help to me. Another, for updating this website, which is over 10 years old and showing its age. Also, for a long list of books I’d like to buy (used) for research.

If you have a tight check book, don’t worry about it. Your prayers are far more precious than your finances. Could you pray for the following for my writing?

For clear thinking
To be sensitive to what people need to learn about
For how to approach and avoid destructive controversies
For enriching people’s faith, yet teach discernment
For what should be in current and future books
For balancing my writing life with time with family and friends

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your prayers – they really help.

You know, one simple way to help me out is to order from my bookstore page rather than Amazon if you need copies of my books. (It’s cheaper and just as fast.) Or, you’re welcome to use my new button to make a donation of whatever amount you choose.

Thanks for your very kind concern! I appreciate it a lot.
Warmest blessings –



7 Responses to “Supporting Lois as an Author”

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    Lesli Moser|April 1, 2015

    I could not get the link to go to your site. Please let me know an email address or something to connect giving to YOU…. Lois!

    Lesli Moser
    Huge Hebraic Fan

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    Lois Tverberg|April 1, 2015

    Lesli, thanks. I will work on fixing it.

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    Lois Tverberg|April 1, 2015

    It’s fixed now. Let me know if you have problems.

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    Nancy Johnsen|April 1, 2015

    You are in my prayers. It was thanks to your recommendation that I have read N.T.Wright’s book “How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels”. It is very important that we Christians understand what the Gospel accounts are really about, so we can be God’s Kingdom people.
    You have been a great blessing to me. Thank you.

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    Judy W.|April 3, 2015

    Can hardly wait for your next book…. I’m relating some with you healthwise – I’ve got some similar limits. It is such a balancing act at times, isn’t it – doing what you’re called to do, while meeting expenses and having time with those you’re close to…. You will be in my prayers a bit more now :).

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    Lois Tverberg|April 4, 2015

    Judy, thanks for sharing, and your prayers. Lois

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    Julia Soakell|November 19, 2019

    Hi Lois
    Just wanted to say hi and send on my love from the UK. we have just returned from working in the CFI Jerusalem office on updates on our projects – just left Sderot in time before the barrage of rockets came!!!.
    may the Lord lead and guide you as you continue to write
    His every blessing Julia

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