I’ve arrived at an exciting place in the publishing journey. On July 11 Remarkable Faith will be for sale in stores and shipped from Amazon. But before it goes on sale, I need a lot of help letting folks know it’s available. I’m excited to announce the Remarkable Faith Book Launch Team!
I would be so honored if you’d join me!! I’ve listed the details and rewards (especially for hope*writers!!) below.
During a difficult season of my life (which I will share with my launch team), I was afraid my faith was a terrible disappointment to God. I desperately wanted to have faith that pleased Him, but I was failing at all the most important things.
The Lord led me to the gospels, and I noticed a pattern. The people with the kind of faith Jesus noticed, remarked about, and even marveled at, were not the people I’d expected. They were broken. Needy. Dependent. We know them not by their names but by their afflictions.
So I studied those eight stories in the gospels. Then I retold those stories to myself in writing. Remarkable Faith became a collection of biblical vignettes based on those eight unlikely examples of faith in the gospels. Each vignette has a little history, theology, and fictional detail woven into the biblical accounts which I hope will bring relief, new perspective and intimacy with Jesus to those whose faith feels unremarkable.
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If that sounds like a message you need, or would like to share, would you consider joining my launch team? I know your life and schedule are jam packed so my book launch adviser Lindsey Hartz and I have worked to make the launch team fun, flexible, and rewarding.
Here are a few of the details with more to come if you decide to join.
The launch team will run from June 1 to July 15. During this time you’ll be invited to the Remarkable Faith Facebook Group. The closed Facebook group will be a place where we discuss and encourage one another with the fact that remarkable faith is not measured by how much you achieve for God, but by how much you’ve received from him. The Facebook group will be our central location for communication and sharing.
Based on feedback I’ve already received, I’m planning (with fear and trepidation!!) to go LIVE in our Facebook group to share the story behind why I wrote it. I’d also love to discuss the chapters with you or answer questions you have about the book or the process.
The Facebook group will also be a central location where you’ll get quick and easy ways to share on social media about Remarkable Faith. This will include shareable images, pre-written posts and tweets, and additional content related to the book.
There will be a couple specific tasks per week that I’d need your help with. There are a multitude of things you could do, but we know life gets busy and things change in the blink of an eye. To make it simple for you, my innovative book-launch guru, Lindsey Hartz, is utilizing a new tool called Social Toaster which makes sharing and posting extremely quick and easy for you, so you can be back to your summer fun in a jiffy! We want this launch team to be fun, flexible, and rewarding.
Of course you can share about it in any way you choose, and if you’d like to write your own tweets, make your own images, write a blog post, or do a podcast, we will assist you in every way possible!
Because I’m so over-the-moon grateful for your help, you will receive…
- An advanced digital copy of Remarkable Faith long before it arrives in stores!
- A discussion guide to facilitate reflection and conversation as you share the book with a small group of friends.
- Access to the Remarkable Faith Facebook group.
- Freebies and giveaways.
AND !!! (Drum roll please…)
I’m super excited to announce two special perks especially for writers!
(You don’t have to be a writer to join the launch team!)
A FREE mini-writer’s conference call with two stellar publishing professionals! (Dates TBD but probably in June)
My agent Dan Balow of the Steve Laube Agency, has agreed to host a live call where he will answer your pre-submitted questions regarding agents, proposals, and publishing! Dan is witty, wise, and a straight shooter with a sense of humor. You can get a sense of his love for God and his sense of humor by reading his weekly posts at stevelaube.com. A little peek at his bio:
Dan is a 30 year veteran of the Christian publishing industry. He was the director of marketing for Tyndale House Publishers working with authors Francine Rivers, James Dobson, Josh McDowell, Charles Colson and many others. Starting in 1995, Dan led the marketing team for the immensely successful Left Behind series by Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye.
Cindy Lambert of the Somersault Group has also agreed to host a live call to answer pre-submitted questions. Cindy is an honest encourager with loads of experience. She helped me refine my proposal and understand what publishers need to see. (And here’s a breath of fresh air…she did not tell me I needed 10,000 Facebook fans–although I know she would agree it’s helpful 🙂 ) A little peek at her bio:
Cindy Lambert publishing strategist for Somersault Group and collaborative writer, began her career as owner of an award-winning independent Christian bookstore, then expanded into leadership roles in distribution, editorial, consumer research, and publishing at Ingram, Simon & Schuster, and Zondervan, where she served as vice president and associate publisher of trade books. As a collaborative writer, Cindy has co-authored the bestselling book UnPlanned with Abby Johnson (Tyndale and Focus on the Family, 2010), 40 Days for Life with Bereit and Carney (Cappella Books, 2013), One Light Still Shines with Marie Monville (Zondervan, 2013), and Unstoppable with Christine Caine (Zondervan, 2014).
This mini-writer’s conference will only be available to members of the Remarkable Faith Community launch team! If you have a writer friend who would love all of the above, please invite them to the launch team too!
If you’ve read this far, thank you for your time. Please join me! Fill our your information here for the Remarkable Faith Launch Team