Native writer encourages folks of religion to take ‘Subsequent Step’ in new e-book

Revealed 3:00 pm Friday, January 27, 2023

Winchester is a city that likes to rejoice its personal, and on Saturday, it’s going to just do that for resident Jeffrey Ross.

Ross is the writer of “Subsequent Step Devotions” and might be signing copies of his work on the Clark County Public Library from 2-4 p.m.

“It’s a set of 366 each day discipleship classes based mostly on passages from each single chapter within the New Testomony…The conclusion of every devotion has what’s labeled as a subsequent step, which might be some particular suggestion for deeper reflection or motion to take or apply from that day’s educating,” stated Ross about his e-book.

So who would profit from studying it?

“Christians who usually are not content material with the place they’re as a disciple for Jesus,” Ross answered. “I placed on the again cowl of the e-book that we are able to’t observe the place Jesus leads if we stand nonetheless in our religion.”

The e-book is suited explicitly for Christians who “need to be intentional about rising of their religion.”

“The gist of the subsequent step a part of every devotion is to not learn every web page and examine it off the to-do record, however to essentially nudge us into turning into extra trustworthy believers and representatives for Christ,” Ross stated.

Ross has a background in ministry, educating and IT. He earned a bachelors diploma in faith and a grasp’s diploma in non secular training from William Jewell Faculty and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, respectively. Each establishments are positioned in Missouri.

Although born in Winchester, Ross lived the vast majority of the previous few many years in Louisville and not too long ago moved again to be close to his mother and father.

Winchester was by no means removed from his thoughts, although.

“It’s a fantastic small city with ceaselessly buddies. I’m nonetheless linked with folks I graduated from George Rogers Clark Excessive Faculty with in 1975,” Ross stated.

He presently attends Central Baptist Church in Winchester, the place he serves as a deacon and teaches Sunday college.

After he retired in 2020, Ross determined to present writing a go.

“Writing had at all times been part of what I did, both for profession or pleasure, and so I needed to deal with a venture that might be worthwhile,” he stated.

His e-book of devotions was a two-year venture and was revealed final November.

Like many first-time authors Ross discovered that the method was difficult.

“It was time-consuming. It was tedious since I used to be going to have topics from each chapter within the New Testomony,” Ross stated.

The preliminary part of writing his e-book noticed Ross studying by way of every chapter and scribbling down potential matters. The consequence was “a few 50-page Phrase doc” filled with concepts.

Over the subsequent yr, Ross wrote “a few dozen” devotions a month and acquired suggestions from a gaggle of buddies, certainly one of whom had already written over 20 books.

He obtained further suggestions from attending the Kentucky Christian Writers Convention.

“I realized all types of issues that I had finished poorly,” Ross stated with fun.

Anybody that wishes to buy the e-book can discover it in printed ($15) or digital ($7.50) variations on Amazon.com. Ross additionally sells the e-book on his private web site, www.authorjeffross.com.

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