Keynote, Allen Arnold, 2016




One audio recording from PENCON 2016

The Spiritual Life of the Editor (Friday’s keynote)
Allen Arnold


It’s hard to help an author breathe life into a manuscript when you are in need of more life yourself. As founder and former publisher of Thomas Nelson Fiction, Allen Arnold led a team of editors for more than a decade through the acquisition and release of more than five hundred novels. During that time, he saw firsthand the unique challenges editors face.

This message is designed to awaken the hearts of editors to a new way to pursue their gifting. Editors will find refreshment and restoration at a soul level. Allen fuses the fantastical with the practical as he looks at why God invites editors into their specific role and how they can thrive regardless of outside challenges, expectations, and deadlines.