It’s here! This is release day and Renewed is now available!
Three years ago I went to my first big writer’s conference. I’d brought a project with me to pitch, and I figured out pretty quickly that particular book wasn’t going anywhere. But I sat in a practicum course where all we needed was an idea. The instructor told us to write a blurb, and I pulled out my pen and scribbled the back cover blurb for what eventually became Renewed.
In 2 Corinthians, Paul tells us that God “comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God ” (2 Corinthians 1:4). We have served wonderful congregations and have been greatly blessed by them. I want to be clear about that. But we have also experienced difficult seasons. Every minister does. And over the years I’ve heard from many ministry wives and women in ministry about the all-to-familiar heartaches they have faced. Renewed flows from the comfort God gave me as we walked through similar struggles. My prayer is that the comfort God gave me will comfort you as well.
I’m already hearing from women that Renewed strikes a chord. I’m incredibly honored and humbled by their stories. And I want to thank the ministers and ministry wives who trusted me with their stories that are included in the book. I pray that God uses this book to bless you–and I can’t wait to see what God does next. It’s been an amazing ride so far. And please join us at the Facebook release party tonight (7:00 Central time). I’ve got some great prizes and goodies to give away.
Thank you all for reading and for letting me be a small part of your lives. You bless me.