Several months ago I alluded to an ongoing project that partially accounted for my infrequent posts on this blog. As of today, I'm ready to go public with this project: I'm writing a book.
Today I signed a contract with Shepherd Press who will be publishing Christ Formed in You: The Grace and Beauty of Spiritual Transformation (tentative sub-title). The manuscript is about 60% complete - the goal is to have it done sometime this fall.
Needless to say, I'm very excited! This is a life long dream come true. I've wanted to write a book since my teen years (maybe before). This particular book has been in the making for several years. It originated in a series of sermons in 2004, but the content has expanded and taken on a new shape in the past six months.
I honestly wasn't planning to write and publish a book any time soon, but six or seven months ago I asked the Lord to open the door to do so if he wanted it to happen sooner. In February, while attending the Desiring God Pastor's Conference, Shepherd Press announced their interest in talking to new authors. I stopped by their table, shared my idea of a book with them, and they graciously agreed to enter into a dialogue with me. Now, it's official.
I will share more in the future. In the meantime, I'd appreciate your prayers as this book continues to take shape.