New Book
just released!

God's Extravagant Grace For Extraordinary Grief

God's Extravagant Grace For Extraordinary Grief

Welcome to my new website! I enjoy my home in beautiful East Tennessee where I write, speak, hike :-), and love my family.

In 1995 I completed the Christian Leaders and Speakers Seminar (C.L.A.S.S.) developed by Florence Littaur and in 2016 completed Speakers training through a class at the Cove. I have taught classes for writers at Lifeway Christian Resources, Chattanooga Bible Institute, and Cleveland State College, as well as leading workshops at the Southern Christian Writers Conference (SCWC), Kentucky Christian Writers Conference, and the Southeastern Christian Writers Conference. Several published articles have won awards at the Lifeway Writers Workshops and the SCWC – read more.

What’s New

But the greatest surprise came as God called me once again to write!

This month my new book, God’s Extravagant Grace for Extraordinary Grief: Devotions from the Refiner’s Fire, will be available for purchase. So – if you know someone walking a dark journey of loss and fighting for faith, please share a copy. – Check out a few Chapter Samples.

Read the Cleveland Daily Banner Article about my new book. 

Published Books and Other Writings

I have contributed to seven books, as well as authoring a book called Lessons, Laughter, and Tough Love for our local school system.

Available at the Museum Center at Five Point in Cleveland, TN

Available at the Museum Center at Five Point in Cleveland, TN

Or Call 800-553-8506
Sample Chapter

Or Call 800-553-8506
Sample Chapter

Not Available On-Line

Not Available On-Line

More Writing Samples

Talk Topics and List of Articles

I have also written for the following publications

Home Life
Living with Teenagers
The Imaginary Stage
Celebrate Life
Special Education Today
The Lookout
Christian Parenting Today
Open Windows
The War Cry
The Secret Place
Kids Ministry Ideas
Women Alive!
The Plain Truth
SpiritLed Women
Alive for Seniors
Church Musician Today
Christian Home and School
Today’s Christian Woman
Life Journey
Discipleship Journal
The Lutheran
Women of Spirit
Focus on the Family Magazine
Mature Living
Woman’s Touch
Family Digest
Church of God Evangel
Living Light News
Wesleyan Women
On Mission
Christian Living
Evangelizing Today’s Child
Christian Education Counselor

Personal Reviews

  • “I took Lettie’s Christian Writers’ class and it was excellent. Very informative and well worth the money. She connects. I learned more practical, usable information in two sessions than I did in multiple sessions in a university setting. I highly recommend it.”

    Marcia Swearingen
    Freelance Writer
  • “At a recent teacher training conference I attended it was said that Lettie Kirkpatrick was as close to being a Master teacher as one could possibly be this side of glory.”

    Wendy Brown
    Former Missionary
  • “Lettie is first of all an excellent writer, so she knows how to communicate effectively. Second, she has mastered all aspects of the religious market as well as anyone I know. But finally and most importantly, she knows how to take a new writer through the basic steps and inspire them to greater achievement. Writers love her for her insightful help and her loving spirit. She’s been there and done that, but she never tires of helping others to go there and do that too. What a combination!”

    Michael Fink
    Retired Director
    LifeWay Writers Workshop
  • “Lettie Kirkpatrick eagerly offers encouragement to both published and non-published writers. In her workshops, she offers practical advice along with handouts that you will use again and again.”

    Nancy Simmons Vineyard
    Author and Freelance Writer
  • “In each trial Lettie has faced, she has chosen to lean into the goodness and sovereignty of God, allowing the Lord to teach her deep truths only learned in deep suffering. In her devotionals you’ll read the fruit of the truths she’s learned and be encouraged by God’s goodness and sovereignty in all circumstances.”

    Emily Chadwell
    Manager, Adult Ministries and Devotionals
    Lifeway Christian Resources
  • “Lettie has not only walked through “the valley of the shadow of death”, she has camped there. Her writing is real, raw, and thought provoking.”

    Jennifer Mathewson Speer
    Executive Director
    Women of Joy
  • “Tears. Questions. Lack of answers. Anger. Waiting . . . and the next days remained the same. And the next days . . . for nearly five years. But through it all, Lettie leaned on God and trusted Him through the suffering.”

    Ann Baker
    Journey subscriber

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