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Hot Apple Cider

Hot Apple Cider: Words to Stir the Heart and Warm the Soul, is a 296-page collection of personal experience articles, short stories and poems. While there are similarities to the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series, this book conveys a uniquely Canadian character and content, with a variety of stories from the light-hearted and humorous to those dealing with serious real-life issues such as the death of a child, cancer, infertility, loneliness and family conflicts.

All contributing authors are professional members of The Word Guild, an association of more than 325 Canadians who write from a Christian faith perspective. They represent more than 20 Christian denominations.


Whether you sip Hot Apple Cider slowly, one story at a time, or drink deeply and read it all in one sitting, these stories of fun, faith, and fellowship by gifted Canadian writers will warm your heart.

Dave Toycen, President and CEO, World Vision Canada

Imagine a group of Canadians circled around a campfire. They have two things in common: they’re serious Christians and committed writers. ‘Let me tell you my conversion story,’ calls our Deborah Gyapong. Keith Clemons reads a short story and Brian Austin recites an original poem. Grace Fox shares a devotional piece. As the fire crackles and they sip their cider, all 30 speak from their hearts. That’s the concept of Hot Apple Cider – and it’s a good one.

Cecil Murphey, author of the New York Times bestseller, “90 Minutes in Heaven”