31 Days: Brandon’s Book

You might remember my post a while back about Brandon writing a book. Well, last month, after many frustrating delays, the book arrived. It landed on our doorstep the day he arrived home from a very long trip to the East Coast. Brandon was so excited to open them, he couldn’t wait until the morning…so very late he ripped open the box.

It was so cute to watch him. He was so thrilled. Tears welled up in his eyes. All those years that he felt he was horrible in writing…people telling him as a student he would never succeed….it was like right then and there he proved everyone wrong. I am so proud of him.

The book is really, really good. And I’m not saying that because I’m his wife {well, ok, maybe a little, ha}. The truth is I didn’t have anything to do with this process. In fact, as I mentioned in the last blog post, I didn’t even read the manuscript until they turned it into the publisher. I am really shocked. The book ministered to me many times, I found myself spending moments in prayer after several chapters…they really convicted me and made me think…which is the point of the book, by the way. The book is meant to be used as a reflective daily devotional geared towards youth workers and ministers…helping to strength them and encourage them in their daily ministries.

He co-authored the book with his good friend and fellow youth worker Adam Shaw. We were lucky enough to have Adam and his wife Stephanie come and visit us several weeks ago. While they were here, Adam and Brandon sat down and signed all the preordered books together. They had so much fun, it was cute. :)

If you preordered a book, you should have it by now. Brandon only has a few books left before he needs to place another order…you can purchase yours HERE. They are the perfect book for anybody in youth ministry, whether you are on full time staff, volunteer status, or even a parent. I think you will love the book.

Today I am thankful for Brandon’s {and Adam’s} book. I am so proud of him. This book has been such a labor of love…and has made him a little addicted to writing {which I love! ha}. There is another book in the works to be completed next summer, so stay tuned!

Big hugs friends! xoxo

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In case you are wondering what’s going on here, I am joining up with The Nester and her 31 Day Challenge. I am challenging myself to write about Thankfulness for 31 days…every day be thankful for something, even if it’s little. A way to force me to look at the positive so to speak…if you want to see all the 31 day posts I do, click HERE.

3 thoughts on “31 Days: Brandon’s Book

  1. 1
    Sage says:

    Wow, that must be so cool to see all his hard work finally pay off. I think the best books are the ones that make you stop and reflect on your life right in the middle of a passage.

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    Paul Records says:

    It’s a good feeling to hold your book for the first time! Makes all the toil worth it.

  3. 3
    gioia says:

    This is great!! Can’t imagine what it’s like to open a box with something that I worked on so hard in it!! Yay

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