Thursday, August 20, 2009

Writing a Book

Well, one good thing happened while I was stuck on planes and at airports for three days. I wrote half of my book. I'm writing the rest now. I have been wanting to write one and even felt as if the Lord wanted me to write it. However, I never knew quite how to go about it until now.

Two things (or people I should say) inspired me to write it now. One person is Michael Gates Gill. He wrote an autobiography called How Starbucks Saved My Life. In it, he tells about how he was a son of privilege working as vice president of a Fortune 500 business. Within a matter of a few years, he loses his job, family, and finds out that he has a brain tumor. He gets a job at Starbucks and learns to lead a "normal" life and loves it! I found it so interesting to read about his life. There was an afterward in the book telling about how some people had been inspired to quit their jobs in order to take on one they really enjoyed or start their own business from home to be able to spend more time with their family. I finished reading that book the first day of my traveling nightmare.

I have thought about writing a book about the power of prayer in my life, but I always approached it as a Bible study. I thought that I needed to write not only about what happened to me but also how you could apply it. However, I am not a Bible teacher. I am not gifted in this way, so I would get stuck right there. After reading this book by Michael Gates Gill, I decided that I could write my story and people could apply it however they saw fit. If it inspires them, great! If it doesn't, well I hope that it's a good read.

As I was thinking about this, my friend, Stephanie Britt, texted me and told me that I should write a book about the power of prayer in our lives. She said that she thought that it would be powerful. Thanks for that vote of confidence, Steph, and the confirmation that now is the time.

So, I have been fervently writing over the last few days. The words are flowing out of me. Please pray that I write about what I am supposed to write about. Please pray for power and direction.


Krista :) said...

Well, I am excited for you to get that book written and onto shelves! I think it's awesome, love to read about how God has worked in lives...always inspires me! Keep us posted.

Haley Frederick said...

This is kind of ironic, but our church just started a series on prayer. At our small group this week, we were talking about people that are "prayer warriors" in our lives. And Ryan and I both said that you and Brock are that challenging example in our lives. So thanks! :) We love you both. And I'll be the first to buy your book... well probably first after your mama. :)

Michawn said...

i can't wait to read it!! after that amazing dream story and all that i know of the past and your prayers answered, i know it will be just full of incredible and inspiring stories!! praying for the words to continue to flow.