The first draft of The DNA of a Christ Follower is well into its peer review!
For more than a decade I have been teaching on the DNA of a Christ Follower, the essential character traits that mark a person as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Every time I teach it, the content is very well received and has helped many gain a more complete view of discipleship.
Finally, last year, I decided to write out the principles in book form, with a solid goal of having the first draft done by year end. My writing actually spilled into the New Year, with a significant amount being done on January 1, and a final work over a few days later. But then I quickly printed it out, made several copies, and distributed them to a wide range of individuals whose biblical and theological insight I respect- though we may in fact differ in our views on various matters.I have asked for the feedback by mid-month, February, with time set aside in March for the first rewrite. (As those of you who are writers know, and as I have been fond of saying since I read it somewhere “Books aren’t written- they’re re-written.”) Following that rewrite I will get it to an editor; at this point I’m hoping I can access the same editor who did the work for me on Release. Then there will be yet another rewrite, which due to the content being set, will then allow for the layout and cover design work, followed quickly by printing.
I hope to have books in hand by mid-summer, ideally in July, as I want to send out samplers during the month of August.