A Major Milestone
Completing a draft of my first book last fall marked a major milestone in my life. Working through various revisions, proofing the galleys with their professional-looking charts, and approving cover design and bio copy only fueled anticipation. But actually holding in my hand one of the advance copies printed for next week’s homecoming release was truly a dream fulfilled!
Over the weeks I will include some excerpts from the book and provide some commentary on what I was thinking. A few excerpts relate to personal stories for which photography will be included.
Friday’s Launch of Unlikely Heroes
For now, let me supply basic information about the launch of Unlikely Heroes. We printed 500 copies of the book (they look beautiful, but parents always say that about their kids!) that will be available for sale beginning next Friday, February 17th, on the Multnomah University campus. That afternoon, around 2:00 pm in the JCA Cafeteria, I will introduce the book and read one of my favorite chapters. That way those present can decide if they want to read more–and buy a book! KPDQ’s Georgene Rice will moderate a question-and-answer time; then I will sign copies until my hand drops off!
This “advance edition” is priced at $16, but for Homecoming Week only, the price is (only a mere) $14. Buying five or more will get you a per copy price reduction. Buying ten or more will garner even more savings! What a deal! The remaining copies will be available for purchase on Multnomah’s new online store. I’ll provide a link later (when I learn what it is). Eventually, we will publish the book on Amazon, though that’s several weeks off.
I have been overwhelmed at the interest many have expressed in the book. I think so far most of the buzz is because of the incredible cover design by Angela Bailey, Multnomah’s digital designer. I believe the content lives up to the cover, but then I’m the author.
My prayer is that Unlikely Heroes will be an encouragement to all of us. Whether we are unknown, common, broken, fallible, or failures, there is room for us in God’s pantheon of heroes for one simple reason: we live by faith. As men and women of faith, we are invited to join innumerable other “unlikely heroes” as pilgrims in God’s most exciting adventure.