I’m Writing a Book
WARNING: Shameless Self-Promotion Alert!!!
FYI, I’m writing a book.
I’ve thought about writing a book for a long time. There are several files in my desk with book ideas, even chapter outlines. But none of them ended up being my first (Wow, that is a word of faith!) solo project.
The book is coming out of a series I have been preaching over the past few months. It has been one of the most personally impacting things I have ever taught through. I’m usually a through-the-verse-next-verse guy. But this series was more of a topical/theological study.
The subject is simple. The title serves as a metaphor and explanation of the concept. Drum roll… It is called Uneclipsing the Son. The thesis is that the glory of Jesus and our experience of the abundant life He offers can be easily eclipsed by sin and idolatry.
I’ve heard it said that there are no such things as good writers, only good editors. This is certainly proving true with this project. I am unspeakably thankful for Brian Thomasson who has the painful task of serving as my editor. I am getting chapters back from him and finding myself saying: “Yeah, that’s what I meant to say.” I’m learning the value of collaborative effort in written communication. It is amazing (embarrassing?) how wrong you can be about your own clarity. It kind of makes me wish I had an editor for all my communications who could interrupt me and say, “You know, there is a better way to say what you’re trying to say.” (I’m sure Kim and my boys would value from such.)
The book should be finished in a few weeks and out by March. Rick Kress is kindly taking a chance on me by publishing it. I will be providing updates in the coming weeks on the book and humbly ask for your prayers as I finish it. Unfortunately, nothing stops to provide extra time for writing (Oh, for a sabbatical!).
Why the shameless-self-promoting-blog-post-about-my-book? To ask you to pray for me. I’m not a good writer. I have a great editor, but I want to have the blessing of God on this project. Also, I don’t want to neglect my family as deadlines stalk me.
Thanks for considering this addition to your prayer list…