Friday, June 29, 2007

THE GOSPEL: FOR HERE OR TO GO?

Last year I set a personal goal to finish writing at least one book project. I ended up writing two book projects.

This year my goal was to publish at least one of those books. In about a month I will self-publish my first book, "The Gospel:For Here Or To Go?" through Lulu.com.

At the moment, Neil Cole (author of "Organic Church") is helping me to edit the book and he has also promised to write a forward to the book for me, since the idea for the book came from a series of six articles I ran over at his website last year.

The complete book is about a hundred pages long and includes about nine new chapters, in addtion to the previous six articles (which were mostly re-written for the book version).

If all goes to plan, I will soon offer the book online here at my website, as well as to the faithful subscribers of my weekly e-newsletter, [Subversive Underground]. If I can I'll try to offer the subscribers a little bonus above and beyond the regular online purchase.

Later this year, or early next year I will make the second book project available, "The Power Of Weakness: God's Amazing Plan To Change The World" which is largely made up of material that has never appeared online or in print in any form. This book is about 90% complete right now.

Looking ahead to a third book project, it is my intention to compile the current ongoing series of articles, "Top 10 Things Every Christian Should Know (But Probably Doesn't)" into a book eventually, as well as other collections to come of my interviews (with Matt Redman, Todd Hunter, Dallas Willard, John Fischer, etc.), and articles compiled by subject like social justice, spiritual formation, and Christian Culture.

For now, the first book project is enough to keep me very busy. I'm very excited about getting it published and made available to everyone.

Thanks to everyone who has encouraged me and my writing over the years.

I hope this first book can help people to see God's calling on every Christian's life to be a missionary wherever God has planted you, and provide practical coaching on how to fulfill that calling in your actual life, neighborhood and workplace.

More later...
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3 comments:

Brent said...

How exciting!

Dan said...

Congrat's on the new projects! I look forward to checking out the books!

One more tip on Lulu - I would strongly suggest making the book available as a PDF download. I was really surprised how many people chose to buy that version of my books...

Michael said...

lord knows I've been waiting to read a keith giles book for a long time now.

very exciting.