That’s right — one year ago today, the Kickstarter campaign funded and the book project, Confessions of a Pastor, was set in motion. I can still remember thirty days prior, at the launch of the drive, praying, “Ok Jesus, this is now in your hands. It will either fund or fail.” The project did fund and I am still amazed at the results today. I continue to thank Jesus and so many of you for bringing Confessions to life.
Early in the editing process we changed the official name to simply “Confessions” with the subtitle of “Finding Hope Through One Pastor’s Doubt.” Thinking of Hope, the heart of Confessions has already borne fruit in bringing hope to many and so I want to give a huge thanks on this anniversary date to everyone who gave and prayed for the venture. Not only is the book bringing encouragement to people and drawing them closer to the love of Christ, but once our final financial requirements with LUCID Books are completed, 50% of any additional royalties from the project will go toward world missions.
What about you? If you have read Confessions, what stories can you share of encouragement or testimonies from those you know? If you’ve not had a chance to read Confessions yet, you can get an e-copy or paper back from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other sources.
As I begin a summer study break in a few weeks, I will explore the possibility of turning the print into an audible work and also begin to seriously flesh out the next major writing project. But for now, I’d love to hear your stories from the release of Confessions. You can share them here, on social media sources, or even write a review for Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Again – thanks to everyone who made this project a reality!
I sure didn’t know what I was in for…….helping, praying, and coming along beside Steve and his delving into Confessions. I’m not sure I could be so brave to get “any” confessions out of my heart sometimes. I was introduced to Steve via my mom…and dad as he Lead Worship in Etna Green, Indiana. What I learned in a short time that Steve was a “man of God” who my parents respected and as I learned to respect. Through those years there wasn’t a call he did not answer.
As I read Confessions my heart would sink about things occurring in Steve’s young life….yet God Has A Plan ! I would have to reread things to just let my mind wrap around unfortunate occurrences , yet God was there…molding and mending.
Life is a battle between good and bad and surely as Steve withstood the battles of life God was securely planted in his heart (even if he did not know it). To this day as I look back on my early history…another man who ministered to my heart planted that seed of God and followed it up with the nurturing, the Godly sunlight to grow me….and book Confessions knowing that God can use each and everyone and by staying the course and continued belief…we shall all be better off for “Confessions.”