I’ve never been to heaven and back. I have, however, realized the tendency that Christians have to get wrapped up in things that just aren’t the main point (like heaven).
We’re missing out on a lot of amazing things when we put our focus on the wrong things. My eyes were opened to what I was missing out on. The goal of The Gospel is For Real is to redirect the focus of others onto the main thing, Jesus.
Since the time I became aware of my previous distractions, I’ve become a student of the gospel. I have been dwelling on this subject for some time, and it’s time to write a book on it. It’s what I do and it’s what I aim to do with this book. My story, my journey, just might help someone else to recognize that they aren’t focused on Jesus.
The Vision I want this book in the hands of as many people as possible. To that end, I want to publish through a process that allows the book to get into the big bookstores. I’m looking to publish this book through Westbow, a self-publishing division of Thomas Nelson Publishing.
- This will allow better promotion for the book.
- This will provide more speaking opportunities about the content of the book.
- This will achieve my goal of getting more people to grow spiritually.
The Reason I want to make an impact by getting this book into as many hands as possible. Traditional publishers can be hard to work with. They don’t allow for much control maintained by the author. The publisher will only try to get your book in stores if it’s top tier (highly profitable) quality. This particular publisher (Westbow) provides things that traditional publishers don’t.
- They will work to get the book in stores.
- They will set up social networking.
- They will work to promote the book in ways I can’t or don’t have time for.
- There is a chance for Thomas Nelson publishers to discover my book through publishing under their child publishing division.
The Impact I feel that many Christians are unclear as to the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ and have become distracted by things that aren’t of most importance. I want to point people back to what really matters. I want to show the “betterness” of the gospel.
- This book will reach people who don’t believe and present the gospel to them.
- It will reach people who already believe and awaken them to the power of the gospel beyond salvation.
- It will turn people who have lost focus of the gospel back to Jesus.
- People will begin to walk more closely with Jesus as they see who they are supposed to be in Him.
Ways You Can Help Obviously, since I have created this campaign to raise funds, it would greatly help to have financial contributions. Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:
- It doesn’t cost anything for you to promote the book and the fundraising campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms.
- Prayer is huge. Pray that I would remain within God’s will, that I would not do anything out of selfish ambition, and that people would be impacted by my message.
- Consider speaking engagements at your church, club, or other venue where I can tell people about the power the gospel can have in their lives.
And that’s all there is to it. Thank you in advance for your support.
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