I guess Amazon is all like, “Launch date? What’s a launch date?”
Who can blame them, though? I mean, really. Apparently, they have received a stack of copies of Every Little Thing. They must be minimalists. They don’t like clutter, and they want to keep the shelves as clear as possible. So, they decided to ship out pre-ordered copies of the book ahead of the official launch date.
If you’ve pre-ordered the book, you may have heard from them yourself. Maybe you’ve got an email in your inbox, telling you your book is on its way? In other words, this is really happening.
The other day, H called me an author. I almost corrected him. I was going to say, “I’m a writer.” But, then I realized he’s right. Never in my wildest imagination…
The people at Baker Books sent a copy of the book to me and, when I saw it there, on my kitchen counter, I had the strangest mixture of emotions. The truth is, I wrote that book a long time ago. In my mind, it’s already launched. But, then I started reading it and, I don’t know, maybe some things truly are timeless.
Many of you know that I never intended to write a book. It wasn’t on my radar at all. Then, I began having phone calls with a literary agent. We’d talk to each other every now and then, over the course of quite a few months. He was simply getting to know me, and I was getting to know him. And, I was convincing him that I am not a book-writer. In spite of that, he kept asking me what I’d write about if I were going to write a book. Then one day he said to me, “You know what book-writing does? It multiplies the ministry of your message.” And, with those words, a door was opened.
Book writing isn’t for everyone, that’s for sure. But there is something for everyone. I believe that, with everything in me. There is something for you, and only you. It’s designed especially for you, exactly as you are, at this specific moment in time. It is for good, and for God, and it will change the world. It will change you, too. And, if you ask me, the smaller it is, the better.
That’s the message of Every Little Thing: Making a World of Difference Right Where You Are. Some people have already read the book, and they’ve written reviews, over on Amazon. If you’re wondering what the book is really about, I encourage you to read what others are saying. If you’re planning to read the book, I want you to know that an entire team of people is praying for you.
As for me, I’m praying the words of my literary agent are true. I pray the message of God’s great love for you is multiplied in your heart as you read this little book, after it lands in your mailbox, a few days ahead of the official launch date.
PS: When you receive your book in the mail, would you do me a favor and snap a picture of yourself with the book? Then, please post the pic on social media—Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.—along with the hashtag #EveryLittleThing. I’d love to celebrate, right along with you, and add your photo to our public photo album! And, if you could, would you hop over to Amazon and leave a review of the book! Thank you so very much!