Next Tuesday, my latest book, OUT OF EXILE, will go on sale on amazon.com. It’s listed on-line but not for sale yet.
Good thing, because if you buy the paperback version next week you will get my other two books for free. Stuck on Kindle, and Healing the Hurts of Your Past, in the audiobook format. (Update: Since posting this, Amazon HAS released the paperback version of my book and it is now available for sale. The Kindle version is set for next Tuesday).
You can get all the details on my publisher’s website.
I got some early praise on Out of Exile from one pastor. He wrote me explaining how he was forced to resign from a large church in the Midwest. Then he said:
So there I was, more hurt and wounded than I had ever been in over 20 years of pastoral ministry. I was disillusioned, out of work, and a complete mess. But then, somehow, I stumbled on your “Out of Exile” writings, and wow… did God use it to restore my soul.
I worked through the first 24 days in about two days, then reviewed and reviewed and reviewed various sections for the next two or three months. God used your writings to significantly restore my soul, my faith in the church, and my internal perspective on God.
Even my wife, and our two sons, regularly said, “What in the world are you reading? You are a different man than you were six months ago.”
I don’t even know where to begin, but THANK YOU. Thank you for allowing God’s inspiration to flow through you. Your thoughts, your encouragements, your challenges were timely and necessary to rebuild in me what had been lost.
God used your writings to significantly restore my soul, my faith in the church, and my internal perspective on God.
I had an amazingly charmed ministry experience up to this point — I was loved, appreciated, sought after, and though I had certainly faced challenges from time to time in our various churches/ministry experiences, was woefully unprepared for the evil, vile hatred expressed toward us in this overwhelmingly difficult season of ministry. I wanted to quit, not just on the church, but on God as well.
God used you to keep me in ministry. I owe you a huge debt, and I don’t even know you. Thank you so much for restoring my hope in God and my faith in the local church. Name Withheld
I wrote Out of Exile to help restore pastors to a full and vital ministry after going through a dark
time. To hear back from this pastor was so encouraging to me. It made me feel like I hit my
I hope you’ll get the book and share it with other pastors. Be sure to buy it next week (now) and take advantage of the free offers!