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Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) November 28, 2012 -- Athanatos Christian Ministries is pleased to announce a new category for the 2013 Christian Writing Contest. ACM's Executive Director, Anthony Horvath, says that the new Children's Christian Book category comes as ACM's Christian Writing Contest continues to grow.
"We are extremely pleased that our yearly writing contest has grown in the capacity it has over the past few years," says Horvath. "2012 saw some incredible works submitted by talented authors. 2013 promises to be an even bigger year," he adds.
Athanatos Christian Ministries is an apologetics ministry, which means that its core mission is the defense of the Christian faith. It has a significant emphasis on the arts and literature because it perceives that the culture has extraordinary influence on faith formation; usually a negative influence. For this reason ACM encourages Christians to participate in the culture in meaningful ways with works of art that exhibit excellence.
Since it does have this perspective, entries will be viewed favorably when they explain or illuminate aspects of the Christian faith in such a way that they could plausibly be expected to ground a child more deeply in the faith or immunize them from objections and challenges to the faith they can expect to encounter. It is fully understood that there are limits to what a children’s book can accomplish in that regards, but it should be kept in mind that this is not simply a contest for ‘family friendly’ children’s books. ACM has a reason for hosting these contests, and the prospective entrant should understand that reason before submitting their entry.
Authors may submit their children's story to the contest until June 1, 2013. For full information on Athanatos Christian Ministries' 2013 Christian Short Story and Poetry Contest, please visit the official contest website.