My New Book Title, Logo, Release Date & More
Hope you all are well and staying safe. Since we’ve been sheltering in place these last few weeks I decided I would use the time to write another book. I actually hadn’t been thinking about writing another book but obviously we’ve had some more time on our hands recently and the idea just came to me. I didn’t really know how long it would take but it all came together pretty quickly and I’m glad I can get it out to people while most are at home on lockdown.
The name of the book is “The One Thing You Need To Know About God”. I got the concept for the book while reading “The One Thing” by Gary Keller. Gary Keller is the owner of Keller Williams Realty, who I work for. His book is a New York Times Best Seller and was recommended to me by the company. While I was reading it one day the thought just popped in my head that I could write a Christian book with a similar theme. Those who have read any of blogs in the past know that I have one consistent message that I preach. So it was really cool when I started to make the outline and write the book. I realized that many of my old blog posts and blog series would fit in perfectly and I could just plug them right in alongside the new material I was writing.
I’m really pleased with how everything turned out. I believe it is a book that will make the simple truth about God easy for many people to understand. There will be a free study guide that goes along with it too. It would be a great fit for church small groups looking for new material and also people who are reading it solo to help guide them along. I’ll be posting video messages about each chapter on a weekly basis. This will be a part of a my One Thing Bible Study Challenge (#OneThingBibleStudyChallenge) social media campaign.
This book gives the simple truth about God in a clear and consistent message throughout. It is presented in a manner that makes it easy for beginner Christians to understand yet challenging even for the most studied theologians with a goal of helping readers turn on their relationship with God.
The book was birthed from my reading of the New York Times best seller “The One Thing” by Gary Keller and takes that book’s one main question of “what is the ONE thing I can do, such that by doing it, make everything else easier or unnecessary?” and applies that concept to Christianity.
The book is broken into 3 parts; The Thing About God, God’s Character & The Ultimate Buzz. In reading this book, the reader will come away with a clear understanding of the importance of the one thing in regards to Christianity, the character of God and some practical steps to help implement their learnings into real life.
I’m currently finishing up the final edits and getting all the marketing in place. The release date will be this Thursday April 23rd. It will be available for free download on my website on that date. You will also be able to order a hard copy from Amazon if you would prefer to read it that way. The proceeds from Amazon will be donated and split between helping fight the Corona Virus via the Mitch Albom project Detroit beats Covid-19 and my spiritual mentor Greg Henry (www.gospelrevolutionchurch.com.
The Mitch Albom project can be viewed online here https://www.mitchalbom.com/human-touch-story/. He is working on a unique project releasing a chapter of his new book weekly. It’s a fictional story about 4 families in the suburbs of Detroit during the Corona Virus. The project will benefit Detroit residents fighting COVID-19 by:
- Creating a mobile testing center in Detroit
- Feeding 2,000 homebound seniors weekly
- Continuing education for impoverished children
- Helping to operate a quarantine center for homeless citizens
- Funding creation of reusable, washable masks and mask protectors for first responders
- Feeding medical and hospital personnel through purchase of food from local Detroit restaurants at risk of closing.
I’ll have some additional posts in the coming days revealing the chapters and an explainer video. Hope you guys stay tuned and enjoy the book!