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4.35  ·  Rating details ·  115 ratings  ·  9 reviews
An essential tool for writers, editors, proofreaders, designers, copywriters, production managers, and marketers too.

The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style is an essential tool not only for writers of religious materials, but for their editors, proofreaders, designers, copywriters, production managers, and even marketers. Rather than simply repeating style information comm
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Paperback, 432 pages
Published April 11th 2004 by Zondervan (first published 2004)
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Anne Hamilton
Feb 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian
An invaluable reference that I will refer to time and time again. The distinction between British and American usage with regard to punctuation and commonly misused words is an excellent section. As are the comments on ellipses and the different kinds of dashes.
Neil R. Coulter
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: editing, non-fiction
What a fantastic book! It's been a while since I read straight through a style guide, and working my way through The Christian Writer's Manual of Style reminded me how enjoyable it can be. I don't know why I hadn't heard of this volume until several months ago, but I am so glad to have it in my mind and on my shelf.

Robert Hudson is an author and a veteran editor at Zondervan, and he has created this style manual to help writers and editors who are working not only in the Christian publishing ind
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Kristal McKerrington
This book is detailed and full of easy to understand guidance for writers who wish to dive deep into this genre of book. I would not know what I would do without it. I have it on my writing desk all the time and I employ you to do the same. There is nothing better than this book.
Thomas Myers
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exactly What It Says on the Tin.

Those writing on a secular topic may find its specificity unnecessary, but it is very comprehensive and I appreciated the layout and tables of words.
John Kight
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Robert Hudson is no stranger to the world of Christian publication. Hudson is currently a senior editor-at-large at Zondervan and a longtime voice of reason in the writer’s community. Most recently, Hudson has released an updated and revised, fourth edition of his widely enjoyed and immensely useful handbook The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style.

The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style is an indispensable tool for anyone engaged in the discipline of reading or writing within Christian and religi
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Adrienna
Dec 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I did not like the older version of Christian Writer's Manual after reviewing other manual of styles. I purchased a copy of the newer version, and they have revised to other manual of styles: Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed.; Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed. of which are other writing resources we should have in our library. I do have the Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and another version. I prefer the Kate L. Turabian Manual of Style, 7th ed. in which also refers to the Chica ...more
Ryan
Mar 01, 2013 rated it liked it
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This was a very helpful book, especially for its treatment of some words mainly used in Christendom. It is arranged alphabetically, so coming from CMS it was hard to get in the groove how this was laid out. But now it is simple to find what I'm looking for. The only thing I didn't like about it, is that with some non-Christian stuff, they flat out disagreed with both Webster's and CMS. ...more
Levaria
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: christianity
It had a lot of information (some unnecessary, some interesting, some useful) but it was not made to be read straight through. It's definitely more of a reference resource and pretty general in terms of that. It definitely wasn't what I was expecting: an A to Z index. ...more
Milton Quintanilla
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very useful tool that one should look over repeatedly when writing. included are punctuation, grammar, writing styles and more!
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