The Book Announcement…
It’s a strange season.
Two events took place at the same time. Carol had a major stroke. My new book published on Amazon.
I’m not implying they were of equal weight… not even close. I would gladly destroy the book and leave it forever unwritten if I could undo Carol’s stroke.
At first they felt at odds with one another. But I’ve been forced to remember they are not. The two together form one more proof: Life is messy.
Fitness and infirmity do battle— infirmity always wins.
Lofty dreams and bitter disappointments shape who we are.
Failures and accomplishments meld in everyone’s life.
Joy in achievement blanches before others’ pain.
Stolen loves morph into unsatisfied longings.
Treasure in earthen vessels… I’m sure I’ve read that somewhere.
Carol is part of the book’s story—part of why it was completed. It’s hard to not write when “Super-encourager” in her recliner around the corner is waiting for the next installment.
The book is part of her story. Carol did yet another editing run-through on Thursday, our last full day in Cannon Beach, OR. Monday morning she couldn’t talk or write.
I love how we live life to the fullest. Our parameters changed November 7th. No trips planned to the coast for now, but I’ll take Carol’s beaming smile when I walk into her room over Haystack Rock every day of the week.
So, as I invite you to give my book a try, I do so with a clear-eyed view of how cloudy life is… always is. It’s Jesus Christ, our living hope, who gets us out bed in the morning… and keeps us joyful against all odds.
Three versions available:
Paperback in color for $20.00 (the minimum required by Kindle Direct Publishing for printing in color).
Paperback B&W for $9.99.
Kindle version for $8.99.
The Kindle version is the best deal—images in color, great formatting, and I love the way the footnotes work. But if you’re like me and prefer a book made from trees and ink, I’d go for the B&W version.
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