Testimonials – Writers’ Conferences and Books

Speaking:  Writers Conference

“Something I’ve observed from watching Tim Shoemaker in action: He listens. He cares. He wants to help. He has the Father’s heart. Those are great traits for a faculty member to have. But that’s not all there is to the Tim Shoemaker package. Whether he’s speaking to a large group as a keynoter or teaching a class, he knows how to hold his audience’s attention. Tim uses creative methods to illustrate important points. Sometimes that means smashing tomatoes or blowing up things in a microwave, or maybe even using a specially made view finder. His lessons are remembered, he’s remembered, and that makes a conference director happy.”

Twila Belk ~ The Gotta Tell Somebody Gal
Writer, Speaker, Radio Personality, Conference Director
Manager/PA of bestselling author Cecil (Cec) Murphey

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“Tim is the kind of faculty member conference directors like to have: easy to work with and a big heart for helping writers succeed. He packs a lot of content into his classes and adds extra value, such as detailed handouts and giveaways. As a general-session speaker, he captures attention with crazy visuals to illustrate his points and make them memorable.”

Lin Johnson, Director, Write-to-Publish Conference


“I just had to tell you how much I enjoyed your session on Creating a Scene.  I purchased the CD and it has been such a help to me.  I’ve listened to it at least thirty times!  Your insights were very, very helpful.”

Karen Deikun, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


“Timothy Shoemaker is a favorite speaker at North Texas Christian Writers events, offering practical help to those who are willing to put their talents to use, pleasing God.”

Frank Ball, Writer, Speaker, and North Texas Christian Writer’s Conference Founder




“No matter how many books you have read about family devotions . . .you have not come across one like this!  Tim Shoemaker shows that  . . . you can have one devotional time per week your kids will never forget.”

Erwin W. Lutzer, Senior Pastor, The Moody Church, Chicago, Illinois


 “Parents on the go often struggle to find meaningful points of connection with their kids . . . Tim comes through again with a book full of how-to’s that will impact your kids.”

James MacDonald, Radio Host, Walk in the Word, Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel, Rolling Meadows, Illinois


“This book could literally revolutionize the way you approach and facilitate family devotions.  The easy ‘coaching’ style makes it a breeze to implement.”

John Zivojinovich, Senior Pastor, Grace Chapel, Englewood, Colorado


 “Finally, family devotions for teens that are extremely creative, absolutely practical, biblically sound and yet unusually amusing.  Bashed Burritos, Green Eggs . . . hits the bull’s eye, and with it, parents can’t miss.”

Pastor Bill Reed, regional minister, Great Lakes District, Evangelical Free Church of America


“Tim and Cheryl have their pulse on the issues facing teenagers today—illustrations that get their attention and ingenious ways to impact their hearts and minds to follow Christ.”

Sharon James, author of Being a Great Mom and Raising Great kids

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