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Friday, February 17, 2012

Meet Molly Noble Bull: The Dumbest Kid In Her Elementary School--by Molly Noble Bull


I’m dyslexic.

Yep, it’s true. It is also true that as a child, I was the dumbest kid in my elementary school. I’m also a published novelist. If none of this makes sense, read on.

For a while, I thought I was the only published Christian novelist in the world that struggled with learning problems. Then I met six other published novelists with problems like mine via an email loop. All seven had published with Love Inspired, and five out of that seven decided to write a book together—share our experiences. And The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities was born. The authors of that book are Margaret Daley, Ginny Aiken, Jane Myers Perrine, Ruth Scofield and me, Molly Noble Bull.

All five of us suffer/suffered with Learning Disabilities. What a blessing it was to meet the other ladies and realize that I was not alone—to know that I was not the only published author in the world who had a hard time learning to read and spell.

My Christian faith inspired everything I have written since the book covernineteen eighties. In fact, the following words are written on the dedication pages of every one of my novels—“But to God give the glory.” These words are also posted on the dedication page of my first non-fiction book—The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities.

The purpose of The Overcomers is to encourage others to never give up. We also give personal tips that should help others with problems like ours on their journey to overcome.

Zondervan Publishing House published two of my novels way back in the late nineteen eighties. These titles were For Always and The Rogue’s Daughter. Both were reprinted and came out from the book division of Guide Posts as Promise Romances. More recently, I published with Love Inspired. These titles are Brides and Blessings and The Winter Pearl, and they are now available as kindle e-books.

sanctuary smallTsaba House published Sanctuary, and it placed first in two contests in the inspirational category for published authors in 2008—the Gayle Wilson award and the Winter Rose. Tsaba House also purchased five more of my books. However, the company went out of business before any of them came out.

In 2011, we decided to self-publish The Overcomers via Westbow Press.

The Lord is very important to all five of the authors of The Overcomers, and it takes determination, work and a lot of patience to triumph over learning problems like ours. However, with God’s help, it can be done. I want my readers to know that according to Ron Davis, who wrote The Gift of Dyslexia, wonderful talents and abilities of all kinds are often hidden behind labels like dyslexia and learning disabilities.

The only real danger is giving up.

All five of us overcame and are now published novelists. Others can do it, too.

UPDATE: Today I learned that The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities is a finalist in the Women of Faith contest for writers, 2011.

God is good—all the time.

If you will leave a comment and include your email address, I will write to you. And the winner of the contest here will receive either a copy of Sanctuary, the novel that placed first in two contests, or a kindle copy of The Overcomers. Let us know which of the two you want.

If you order The Overcomers at a bookstore, please include the complete title—The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities. There are other books out there merely titled The Overcomers. But when you add Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities to the title, you get my book. To find all my books at an online or walk-in bookstore, type Molly Noble Bull in the search slot.

LBOC wants to remind you to comment below with your email address to enter to win a copy of either “Sanctuary” or a Kindle copy of “The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities.

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Related Posts:

How Many Talents Do You Have

The Gentle King

Signs of God

The Gifts We Have

Molly Noble Bull was born in Kingsville, Texas. She married her college swemolly headshotetheart, and they have three grown sons and six grandchildren.

Her web address is http://www.mollynoblebull.com.

Her blog is  http://writersrest.blogspot.com

Visit her Amazon author’s page.


  1. I enjoyed reading your blog. It's so encouraging to hear how people overcome their trials and disabilities and are able to serve God through different avenues. Blessings to Connie and Molly, June Belfie (sister-in-Christ and fellow writer)

  2. Your story is inspiring. How wonderful God is. Without Him none of us could ever accomplish a thing. We all must rely on His leading and help.

  3. Thanks, Molly, for sharing your story.

  4. Congratulations on all of your writing accomplishments, Molly, and on your new book. Thanks for sharing God's blessings in your life with us.

  5. I must add that I am currently reading The Overcomers, and am very inspired. I see myself in these pages and it gives me hope that God will use me yet. Also, I've worked with many children whose parents do not always understand their very real struggle, and though they love their children very much, can't relate. This book helps the family understand and know they can "overcome." I thank you, Molly, for writing it and bringing it to our attention!

  6. I want to thank all of you for writing and especially Margaret Daley -- president of ACFW. You see, Margaret is one of the five authors who wrote The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities.
    It just goes to show that not only can a person with a learning problem become a published author, they can also become the president of a huge organization like ACFW.

  7. Molly, you must be making up for lost time because you're one of the wisest, sweetest people I have met in a while, even if it's cyber-met :)