Brandon Wrote A Book?!?

Yup. In case you didn’t know, this is Brandon, my husband.

Not bad, right? Well, I am SO PROUD of him. So proud.

Since we first started dating, he has talked about writing a book. I kinda shrugged that one off since {if you know him, you know this to be true} he is NOT, I repeat NOT a reader and absolutely hates writing. Hates it. His emails to me while we were dating generally looked something like this:

Babe,

See you Friday. Dinner sounds good. Love you. 

B. 

No joke. And this was after I wrote my typical page long email. Right. So a book in the future? Well, sorry, hate to sound like the unsupportive spouse, but I just didn’t see it.

When we felt God direct us with a new shift in our ministry last year, Brandon felt the desire to write a book even stronger. He had, at that point, over 10 years of youth ministry experience and for 6 years had pastored a youth group of 200+ kids. After we stepped away from youth pastoring he took a good look at our time as youth pastors and realized he had a lot of experiences he would love to share with other youth pastors. The burden to help those who maybe had no experience or perhaps no mentorship became a driving force for him, and before I knew it, he was locked away in his office writing.

Things really got underway when his good friend Adam Shaw jumped on board and kept him on track. Adam, you are amazing. Seriously. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you. Thank you for putting up with him and for keeping him focused!! :) Needless to say, a couple months ago, Brandon and Adam finished a manuscript and handed it to their publishers. After much editing and help from some great friends {Dear Mearns, we LOVE you!}, Brandon and Adam have a book:

So here’s the truth: normally I read over what Brandon writes like crazy, editing away. I just, and I mean JUST got handed the manuscript yesterday and last night I read it through. I have to be honest… WOW. Babe! I’m so impressed and proud! Good job guys!

So a little about the book…I can’t really call this a book. It’s more like a daily devotional. The guys call the chapter “challenges” and encourage you to read one chapter a day for 29 days. Some of the challenges are really short {like 3 paragraphs short} and some are longer {like a couple pages}, but all of them encourage you to do something that makes you think, contemplate, and really take a good hard look at your life as a youth worker. Really, you don’t even have to be a youth worker to attack these challenges. You could do anything in ministry and use this book. There were a couple times while reading that I had to stop and really think about what was being said, apply it to me and really take some time and examine my heart. I think any Christian in general, who is working to help support God’s kingdom, would benefit from this book. Oh, and if you know these two guys, you know they are FUNNY. Well, their humor definitely came through, several times I was laughing at their little jabs in the book.

Preorder copies launched today over at Brandon’s new website:

The book comes out in August and they are signing and numbering all the preordered copies. If you would like to purchase one click HERE. Also, the book has a new twitter handle as well, which you can follow HERE. Oh, and he is back on Facebook everyone! ha HERE.

In closing, I want to again tell my husband how proud of him I am. Babe, I love you. I am so glad you did this. I know that you will succeed in all you do! xoxo

Thanks for listening friends! Has your husband ever done anything amazing that blows your mind away?!? ha xoxo

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6 thoughts on “Brandon Wrote A Book?!?

  1. 1
    Brian Fegter says:

    Brandon is a beast!!!!

  2. 2

    amazing!!! good job Brandon & Adam – i know this book will help lead people to Christ & help those called to work with Youth. i had AMAZING youth mentors that really helped to shape my adult life as a biz owner, wife & momma.

    … i am amazed every time my husband builds something. our dining room table & bench, a faux mantle and now a custom picnic table for our family!

  3. 3

    Amy, I thought about breaking tradition and writing this long response I worked up in my head, but then I decided to just simply go old school and say…

    Babe,

    I love you with all my heart. You are my joy! Thank you for believing in me. OXOX

    b

  4. 4
    Sathyanandam Perumalla says:

    I am from India and we have a youth ministry and we have many youth groups among all the churches we are involved with and we would like to have notifications and any further information on youth ministry. Thank you.

  5. 5

    magnificent issues altogether, you simply gained a emblem new reader.
    What may you suggest in regards to your put up that you just made some days in the past?

    Any positive?

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