I've often been asked when I was going to write another book. The truth is I already had one written. That book you see at the top has been sitting on the back burner, just waiting its turn to be published. I'm not really sure why it took me so long to put it out there. Publishing these days is pretty easy, especially if you publish it yourself. I think the biggest reason was the one that holds so many of us back from our dreams: fear. What if I put it out there and no one wanted to read it? What if no one but my mom likes it? What if it's a huge failure?
But here's the thing. God has called me to be a writer. He's given me the talent and the drive to go after this. He's led hundreds of people to this blog every day, and a couple thousand to the Everyday Truth Facebook page (which you should go check out if you haven't already). So, who am I to balk at the next step He's asked me to take?
2 Timothy 1:7 says "For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline." If I let fear keep me from taking the steps God is asking me to take, if I let a timid spirit hold me back, then I'm letting fear control my life instead of my love for God. And that's no way to live.
So, here it is, the next step on the Everyday Truth journey -- Everyday Truth the book. It's a hybrid Bible study/parenting book, and it's packed full of scripture and practical things you can do to take the everyday stuff in your life and turn it into teachable moments to turn your kids' hearts and minds toward God. It's probably most useful for those of you with preschool and elementary-age kids, but you parents of teens will probably find some useful tidbits as well.
If you want a sample, you can check out the first chapter here. I love this book. It's my baby. It's the parenting book I wished existed when my girls were younger. It not only teaches you what the Bible says, it gives you step-by-step help to put it into practice. My goal for this book is that those who read it will be blessed and finish it feeling encouraged and empowered that they can teach their kids about God.
So, here it is. My book. Right now it's available in paperback, but the Kindle edition is coming soon. I hope you like it. I hope that even if you don't read it that you are encouraged to not let fear hold you back from taking the next step that God is calling you to. But if you want to buy it and read it, click the link below.