January 31, 2018

Needed: "Searching For Spring" Launch Team Members

I enthusiastically believe in the message of my new book, Searching For Spring: How God Makes All Things Beautiful in Time:
Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us that God makes everything beautiful in its time. In other words, the work he is about is the work of redemption, and he is currently turning all that is wrong into all that’s right and good and beautiful.

But when I look around at our broken and marred world—and, even closer in view, at my broken and marred heart—so much of what I see and experience is not right and good and beautiful. Jesus came to redeem, but he left so much temporarily unfixed that it can be difficult not to despair. So how do we live with hope? How do we walk forward by faith, waiting for the future redemption of all things? These are the very questions I’ve attempted to answer in Searching For Spring.

Searching for spring is really a search for God’s redemptive work, where suffering and death become fruitful life. Framed by Ecclesiastes 3 and the changing seasons, I invite readers like you to join me on a treasure hunt for beauty in both familiar and unexpected places. I wrote this book for all who are in the midst of suffering, who find their faith withering, or who are questioning whether God is at work—or even present—as they wait for something in their lives to become beautiful. My prayer is that Searching For Spring will be a welcome reminder that God never stops his redemptive work and a boon to the weary heart.
My hope is that this book helps, challenges, and encourages many men and women. (Yes, this one's for men too!) My prayer is that the Lord might put it in the hands of those who need it.

But here's the deal: getting the book in the right hands means getting the word out about it, and I need loads of help with that! Would you like to help? Announcing the Searching For Spring launch team! I'm looking for 75 enthusiastic people who will read the book and share it with others. 

There are some perks for those accepted to be on the launch team. Each team member will:
  • receive a hard copy of the book before it's released! (Sorry, U.S. addresses only.)
  • be automatically entered in our private SFS Facebook group, where I'll host private chats, give you a behind-the-scenes look at a book release, and be available to answer your questions.
  • have the fun opportunity to make new friends as we work together!
If you're enthusiastic about books and you resonate with the message of this book, or if you just want to read an advance copy, then you might be right for this team. Team members must be able to commit to:
  • Read the book prior to its release on March 6. Team members will receive their books in mid February.
  • Write a review on one consumer site, such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Christianbook.com.
  • Help spread the word on social media using your own words, or using the graphics, tweets, and excerpts I give you. And I have lots to give you!
Have I convinced you? I hope so! Apply to be one of the 75 here. I will select and email the team by February 6, so don't delay. Please put your name in by midnight EST on February 5. I can't wait to hear from you!

If you don't have capacity for a launch team right now, no worries! You can still take advantage of the preorder incentives I've put together. Click on the image below to find out more.