Thanks to everyone who expressed a desire to follow the new book Aaron is
God is NOT a God of Second Chances
and Other Good News from the Gospel
You're part of a grassroots team that will receive monthly updates on this project. Many of you
have already asked how you can be praying for the book. Thank you so much! This brief post each month will keep you
informed on where the book is in the production process and provide you with specific
ways you can be praying for it.
So first, some quick info about the book itself:
- God is NOT a God of Second Chances is a 31 day devotional. Its goal is to present a beautiful,
challenging and sometimes unexpected truth from the Bible for every day of the
month. Whereas some devotionals are
light and fluffy, the goal of this book is to engage the reader with the gospel, have
them wrestle with its implications and inspire worship for Jesus!
- The title devotion comes from a blog post that Aaron wrote for
our church last year. You can check it
- All royalties from the book, outside of reimbursing the
book's production costs, are being given to church planting efforts in the
Charlotte Northlake area. The timing of
the writing of this book matches the start of a church plant in that area that
will be supported by whatever income the book generates. For more info, check out this website.
- The book will be available to order through physical Christian
booksellers and will be available to order at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com
and other online retailers. It will also
come in a digital format.
- As of today, the first draft manuscript
is 54% finished with a goal of being at 100% by the end of October. We're shooting for a
release date of early 2014 for the finished product.
- Graphic design for the cover is currently underway. We hope to get several proposed cover options to
- This Wednesday, Aaron will be shooting a short promotional video
for the book. When this is available, it
will be an easy-to-share marketing tool that you can use to help spread the
word about the project.
Now for the prayer requests:
- Pray for a humble heart and an ambitious drive to write and
market with excellence to the glory of God.
- Pray for faithful stewardship of Aaron's schedule, that he might intentionally
carve out time to write without sacrificing time with family or church.
- Pray for Biblical inspiration and doctrinal integrity for
- Although the book will be primarily sold online, getting it
in stores would provide a big boost for it.
There's one national Christian retailer whom Aaron happens to have a very close
relationship with (ahem). Pray for God's
favor on the project and for wisdom and winsomeness as he engages retailers.
- Pray for the graphic design and promotional video that are
currently in production.
If you have any other questions about the book, please let us know in the comments below. Thank you friends! We appreciate you all!
you do in any area I would say, first understand [that] this is not about ego,
it’s not to bring you glory, it’s to bring the Lord glory and I would encourage
you to seek the favor of the God more than anything... Go for quality, go for
art, go for all these things but make your number one priority the favor of
God." -Alex Kendrick (creator of
Courageous and Fire Proof)
As you can see, we have some exciting news! Nope, we're not pregnant or adopting (gotcha). Aaron is writing a book!!!
We'll have many more details up soon, but for right now, Aaron is starting up a prayer team and newsletter for the project. If you'd like to help us spread the word and follow the book's progress, please take a moment to "friend" Aaron on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/aaron.b.wilson.773) and/or follow him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/AaronBWilson26). You can also leave your email address in the comments if you'd like to follow the newsletter that way.
Thanks everyone. Looking forward to sharing more with you about it soon! For right now, we'll tease you with the title:
We were married on December 17, 2005 and are trying to honor the Savior with our lives. God laid embryo adoption on our hearts after first reading about it in 2006. In 2009, we began pursuing embryo adoption. We have adopted a total of 10 babies: 8 are now in Heaven with the Lord and 2, our boy/girl twins, Abel and Belle were born at 31 weeks on June 4, 2011!
Aaron is currently writing his first book titled, "God is NOT a God of Second Chances...and Other Good News from the Gospel" which will be available in 2014.