We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.
~1 Thessalonians 2:8
I mentioned on Monday that I was working on a new book. In hindsight, that was only partially true. I technically started this book almost 2 years ago, but I finally have the determination to sit down and finish it. I would be honored if you would join me on the journey.
If I could describe my new book in one sentence, it would be 1 Thessalonians 2:8. My working title is "Faith Talk", but let me back up and give you a little bit more history:
A few years back I was talking to my sister on the phone, and she innocently said, “A true friend tells you the truth, even when you don’t want to hear it.” I’m sure that she has no idea that such a simple sentence would be the founding for an entire book. I wrote the introduction immediately, and have been working on it on and off ever since. It’s a book that I’m writing mainly for my siblings, but also for anyone who has always wanted to explain their faith to a friend or family member but has never had the words to do so. Its a message full of love, caring and grace, and intended for Christians to give to those that they truly value.
The bottom line is that I love my sister (and all of my siblings) so much that I truly desire to share with them not only the gospel, but also how it has effected my life. And for anyone who knows me, I am a far better writer than speaker. Every time that I have tried to tell my family about my faith I seem to lack the words, this book is my way of fixing that, because I want them to know the truth of the faith that I live by.
That is the idea and goal of my book all wrapped up in a neat little package. But I am still a long way from being done, and I would love to hear your thoughts on this project.