I’m going to let you in on a secret: I don’t particularly like listening to sermons. Or lectures. I know, this is a strange confession coming from someone who used to preach and teach six days a week.
I have nothing against lectures or sermons – and the good ones can change the world – it’s just that I am not a particularly good listener. Tell me and I zone out. But show me and I get it straight away. It’s just the way I’m wired.
I’m a visual learner – aren’t we all? – so for years I have wanted to create a book that uses pictures to convey the beauty and simplicity of the gospel. That dream is about to come true with the release of my new book, Stuff Jesus Never Said.
This is a book full of pictures. It’s full-color, hardback and it looks great. (I can say that because I didn’t paint any of the pictures.) I wrote this book for people who don’t like to read and people who don’t go to church. It’s the good news for the widest possible audience.
Stuff Jesus Never Said comes out in a couple of weeks. However, some of you have found that you can get the book now on Amazon. This was a bit of a shock because it’s not supposed to be there. Not yet.
We checked the security tapes and saw how it happened. A flotilla of drones with AMZN on their sides were seen hoisting books out in the dead of night. I’m surprised this is legal, but I’ve moved on. If you want to get the new book today, you can.
BUT, here are a couple of good reasons why you might want to wait two weeks until the official launch:
1. The Amazon version is digitally produced. It’s a fine book but the one coming out later this month is better – better paper, better printing, better binding.
2. There will be bonuses when the book is launched – free stuff that you can’t get from Amazon.
If you want to be the first in the world to read the new book, grab a copy from Amazon. But if you want a better book – along with launch bonuses – wait for the official launch in two weeks.
It’s win-win either way.
One more thing: some of you will be getting a free copy of Stuff Jesus Never Said in the mail later this week. These books have gone out to select E2R Patrons, while other patrons have seen an online flipbook version of the entire book. Patronage has it rewards.
Here is what one of the patrons had to say about the new book:
I am one of your Patreon people who is reading the advanced copy of Stuff Jesus Never Said and all I can say is WOW!! I am only on page 44 and it has already brought healing and freedom in wonderful ways. Thank you so much for writing this book. I love all your posts and have read all your other books and am so grateful. I can’t wait to finish the book.
I was so encouraged to hear this because to me the Gospel of Jesus is the Gospel of Wow! That’s how I feel whenever I read the Bible. I am not joking. When we see the gospel as it truly is, without all the manmade mumbo jumbo, we go “Wow!”
And then we go, “Thank you, Jesus!”
If you’re thinking of becoming a patron, now’s a good time to sign up. You’ve missed out on this book, but you’ll get sneak peaks at the next one.
You’ll also play an important part in spreading this Gospel of Wow!