“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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"Enthusiasm" Participates in 35th Annual Award Recognition and Scholarship Banquet

Women's League for Minority Education will be holding 35th Annual Award Recognition and Scholarship Banquet to support Coatesville Community.
Day and Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time: 6 P.M.
Location: Wyndham Gardens, 815 North Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA

Benefit: Scholarships to local high students and to Lincoln University
Ticket: Call 610-246-7298
Program: Silent Auction, dinner, entertainment by DJ Griff, introduction of the members of Women's League and acknowledgment of special guests, presentation of honorees and scholarship recipients. 

Author of Enthusiasm, Fida Abbott was delivering Enthusiasm basket
for Silent Auction to Sandra Simmons, Founder and President of Women's League for Minority Education
at her house in Coatesville, PA, Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

Enthusiasm Basket, themed Spring
About Women's League for Minority Education:

Women's League for Minority Education was organized in March 1978 by ten women sensitive to the educational needs of minorities, who wanted to make a difference: Judith R. Williams, Gertrude C. Woods, Dorothy Kidd, Lucille Kenny, Anna Clark, Brenda Coleman, Janet Folks, Margo Robinson, Johnnie Mathis and Sandra F. Simmons. The mission is to enhance the opportunities for minorities to receive higher education; support historically black colleges and universities, and encourage voluntary services in the community.

~ An investment in knowledge pays the best return ~

About Enthusiasm:

ENTHUSIASM is a captivating and inspiring novel that will take readers to the author's own true story. The author narrates the journey of her life and shares how enthusiasm played a vital role in pursuing her dream in the writing world-with English as her second language-in her new country. Here, she exemplifies her experiences, her family and relationship, her inspirations, and her passage towards her remarkable goals. This novel is a reflection of her own life, how she faced obstacles, how she handled life, how she inspired and touched other people's lives through her works, and how she achieved the amazing successes of her life and endeavors-a perfect blend of life's spices. 

Through Enthusiasm, readers will be affected by the author's wonderful story. Filled with hope and inspiration, strength and enthusiasm, this novel will draw out the best within its readers' hearts and minds.

Enthusiasm won Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for category of novel, in spring 2010 from National Association of Book Entrepreneur (NABE). Enthusiasm is available to purchase at Amazon and other online book stores (hard cover, paperback, and e-book)

About the Author:

Fida Abbott was born and raised in Indonesia, married to an American, and lives in Pennsylvania. She is a Director of the Online Writing Course (PMOH), www.pelatihanmenulis.com as well as KabarIndonesia, www.kabarindonesia.com, an online Indonesian news, based on the citizen reporter.

(Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2016)


What I Thought About "Light for the Writer's Soul"?

I got this book as a gift from Yunita Phillips who lives in Ohio. She is one of eighty contributing writers of this book. She is one of the authors who I know well continuously supports me in several ways to keep me motivated in writing. She also used to send me books that can enrich me as an author/a writer through widely information, knowledge, other authors' experiences. I appreciate her efforts, support, and strong friendship built among us. That shows us how the authors should be to support each other.

This afternoon I have finished reading this book. I have found some of their messages inspired, encouraged and gave me strength as a Christian writer to harness my gift and keep writing for His Glory. These are some examples I would like to share with you:

1. You may not know another Christian writer personally who is facing the opposition, discouragement or temptations with which you're grappling. But within these devotions, you'll find shared experiences, encouragement to keep going and words that point you to the Word, the One who has called you to serve. (Marion Stroud, Foreword)

     Counting me to this point, I'm one of this writer's category: facing temptations that I was not able to run away from it but had to face it, and of course, it would influence me in my writing process. I felt bad every time knowing my readers could not wait to read my second book of Enthusiasm Saga. Yes, I delayed in several years due of life circumstances I could not avoid. But the good things, through this process, He had sharpened my writing skills in some ways and gave the opportunities to enrich the ideas I would bring to complete that book to satisfy the readers' minds.

2. As our friend and former MAI Board member Julie Ackerman Link reminded us, anyone can put words on a page. Only God can breathe life into them. (John Maust, Introduction)

     That's true. I myself have experienced it. My book, Enthusiasm/Antusiasme (in Indonesian version) have become blessing to many readers. I even never thought about it. I just followed my heart to keep writing that book until finished and ready to be published. The rest of it, I saw how God worked beautifully so Enthusiasm arrived in the right hand of one of Indonesian Christian Publishers. Amazingly, it reached the readers with variety of religions. How could that happen? The answer is: Nothing impossible in God's hand.

3. Lord, help me to develop my main characters well. They have important roles in my writing to bring God News into the world. (Yunita Phillips; My Main Character, My Friend)

     As I'm a main character in my book, Enthusiasm, He had developed me through His knitting. How I could bring God News if I never experienced it before? Through the pause period, He had worked to develop the main character--me. As my readers can't  wait to read my second book of Enthusiasm Saga, I'm as its author, can't wait either to finish writing this book.

4. As an author, I need to finalize my novel one day and send it for printing. From that moment on, my authority over my protagonists is over. It's the audience's turn and I'll have to answer to their questions. One day it'll be all over. I'll finish the book of my life. What will it be? Will my Heavenly Editor like it? He will, because  we've written together. (Daniel Nalbantski, Heavenly Editor)

     This touched my heart: Will my Heavenly Editor like it? He will, because  we've written together.   I ever shared to Yunita about how I was in the processing of writing Enthusiasm. My confession to her: It was like something whip my back every time I put off writing. I even didn't know where the energy came from till I finished that novel for eight months. In two weeks I didn't touch my laptop at all. I was busy again after the copyeditor sent it back to me for review. Three times reading the whole manuscripts with over 250 pages, exhausted my brain, my energy, my eyes, and even I could not compromise again with my butt. But one thing I knew, I loved my copyeditor's review and I knew she liked the story as she could expressed it on the back cover of the book. Yes, I could do it because I had written it with Him. (by Fida Abbott)

About Light for the Writer's Soul

Christian writers from around the globe have contributed to this exciting journal. Containing 100 devotional articles by 80 contributing writers from 27 countries, this book aims to inspire and encourage Christian writers to harness their gifts and keep writing for God. MAI hopes their words will make a difference in the hearts and minds of their readers.
  • Print Length: 219 pages
  • Publisher: Media Associates International (February 15, 2016)
  • Publication Date: February 15, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

  • About Media Associates International (MAI)

    MAI equips and nurtures talented men and women with a passion for producing Christian literature for their own people. Since its founding in 1985, MAI has equipped local Christians in 79 countries on five continents, with 7,905 people trained. As a result, they have seen budding writers developed, publishing houses grown, periodicals begun and books and magazine produced that speak to the hearts of readers in their own languages.

    MAI advances the Gospel by training Christians to produce literature that nurtures the church and attracts readers to Christ. They believe God uses the written word to transform lives.


    Fida R. Abbott was born and raised in Indonesia, married to an American, and lives in Pennsylvania. She is a Director of the Online Writing Course (PMOH), www.pelatihanmenulis.com, as well as at KabarIndonesia, an online Indonesian news, based on the citizen reporter.
    (Published on Thursday, March 10, 2016)


    Invitation to Write A Review at Amazon

    Dear Enthusiam/Antusiasme Readers,

    We would like to encourage you to write a review at Amazon if you have read Enthusiasm, eventhough you probably got the book from other online book stores, libraries, other persons as a gift or they lent it to you. We would like to see if we can reach at least fifteen reviewers. We know there are many people in the country and accross the country have read it but they haven't written a review yet.

    By writing a review at Amazon, you have supported the author, Fida Abbott, who has a plan to use the Enthusiasm page at Amazon as one of future references for her next writing project proposal.

    This invitation also applies to the readers who read it in Indonesian version, Antusiasme, and have an account at Amazon. Please, take a minute to write a simple review and rate it.

    LFMR 2012, Indonesian readers

    Let us know if you have any questions. You may leave a message here by writing a comment or at message box or facebook page. If you haven't read it yet, you might want to get it from Chester County Libraries or online book stores or IndieBound book stores listed below.

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    (Published on Monday, February 29, 2016)

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