Want something different to talk about for a while?
My book is now available to pre-order!
It won’t be out until November, still, but I’m told that pre-orders do a lot to boost a book’s profile – it’s all about the algorithms, apparently.
So here it is:
If Only: Finding joyful contentment in the face of lack and longing.
It’s available for pre-order in the UK, the US and Australia:
UK: The Good Book Company UK
USA: The Good Book Company USA
Australia: The Good Book Company AUS
Where did the book come from?
Well, I’m 47 and still single, and surprisingly content! But it wasn’t always that way. Oh, mostly I’ve been reasonably happy – I’ve got a good life, I’ve had some wonderful jobs and great friends – but there was just that one thing, nagging away underneath. That one thing that I felt was missing in life. I felt as though my life was on hold until the final piece slotted into place.
And in a way I guess it was. But the final piece wasn’t what I thought it was. I didn’t need a husband to fill the gap in my life. I needed what Betsie ten Boom found, what Elisabeth Elliott found, what the apostle Paul found. I needed to find my source of joy somewhere outside my circumstances, somewhere above and beyond them.
A couple of years ago I realised that my prayers around marriage had changed. I’d gone from begging God to bring me a husband soon, through ‘OK, give me your will… but if that could include a husband, that would be great…any time…’ But now my prayers on the topic were different, which is to say, they were non-existent. I had found the contentment I’d been looking for.
If you want to know, you’ll just have to buy the book! It will be released in paperback and e-book versions, and is available to pre-order now across the world:
Thank you so much to everyone who has been waiting so eagerly for this book, and looking forward to its release. It will be a while yet, but hopefully by the time it is out, the coronavirus will have passed and I’ll be able to have a book launch.
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