New Book

Over the last six weeks I have been working on a new project.  I have been compiling all of my devotional writings over the years and putting them into a book.  In 2003, I published From The Shepherd’s Heart and I have rarely publicized it.  I’m not very good at promoting my own stuff. It feels kind of weird.

Recently, God laid on my heart to work on another book called Thoughts For The Journey: Things To Ponder Along The Way.  This new book will have what was included in my first book compiled with a great deal of new writings that I have written since then.

I am excited to see this come to completion.  A dream that I have had since I was in elementary school is to write books.  On my heart are several ideas for new writings, so Thoughts For The Journey is the first step to working on this dream.

Within the next month or so, Thoughts For The Journey will be available for Kindle, Ipad and most e-reader applications.  I will also be working on getting it in print form as well.  Please pray for me as I go through the grueling task of editing.  I am nearly done with the editing and then will be formatting the book for publishing.  Keep posted for updates on when this new book will be released.

My goal is also to complete a book I began working on in 2007 called Wounded: Finding Healing From Church Hurts.  It is a book with practical advice and scriptural insights in to how we can overcome the ugliness of church conflict.  It was sparked by years of pastoring churches that had been through splits and major conflict.  Though this book is to a more targeted audience my prayer is that it will impact many people.  Stay tuned for updates on this project as well.

The reason I share these things publicly is to help keep me motivated to see these things through.  If no one knows about it, I will put it on the back burner. But if I share it publicly, I will stay focused.

 

5 thoughts on “New Book

  1. Praying? Yes, will do. Will be happy when the printed edition comes out for those of us in the non-technical older generation.

  2. Nothing says motivation like sticking your neck out. Or how about this: “Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” James 2:18b. Very proud of you, Pastor, and continuing to pray daily. Please continue to do the same for me in my similar quest. And let’s both pray that any ‘promoting’ that we do will be all to God’s glory. Maybe that will make feel a little less weird (because it does!). But hey- neither let us be ashamed in what God has called us to do. Keep up the good work (by faith).

    • Man Tony, its great having someone going through the same journey. I pray for God’s blessing on your endeavour as well. The promoting part is my most difficult thing. I want to promote Him and what He is doing in and through us. Thanks for your encouragement, my friend!

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