Months earlier I had sent in the final manuscript for Surrendered & Untamed. After four years of writing that book I had discovered that writing a book was hard work, and also, just because one journey is complete doesn’t mean the story is over.
One day I asked God if I should write another book, but I was hesitant. I wasn’t sure I wanted to write another book.
The joy and connection to my Fathers heart had become so real when writing. It had become a part of our love language; one of the ways I could tell Him how much I love Him. And one of the ways I was discovering how He loves.
So when I submitted the book idea to God, I was a little unsure on whether it was a good idea. I didn’t want to disrupt the wonder of our writing times together with thoughts about, well, you, the reader… no offense.
The difference between writing a book and a journal is who reads it later. When I write a book, if I do it well, you, the reader, are invited into my journey. You feel what I feel and see what I see. And along the way, hopefully, you discover new insights into who God is and your own story.
To write a book is hard work, I have to get vulnerable, put myself out there, suggest things that might be uncomfortable, for both you and me. Plus there’s the hours, days, months, years of trying to capture a thought or communicate a feeling. There is a contending that happens when I write, for you, the reader. A faithful plodding, and believing; and there are moments of doubt. And then after all that, there are the agents who say “maybe later” and the publishers who say no.
So, I well remember the day I asked God if I should invite you into our writing times. And I remember His immediate “yes!” His encouragement was so overwhelming, I had to stop what I was doing to catch my breath. In that moment I sensed that this would be the most important thing I would ever write.
That was four years ago. I have felt my Father’s good pleasure over this book from the very first word. And while I couldn’t have given you the title that day, while there wasn’t a synopsis, I can say that in the last four years I have been transformed through the writing, and discovering, and living of this book’s message.
The book is titled Prone To Love and it releases with Destiny Image in just over two weeks, Feb 18th to be exact.
And I believe it truly is the most important thing I will ever write. The message of this book has become the foundational thought that my life revolves around. It’s the transformational revelation that my life exists within.
The discovery of His love is my one passion, my life’s true ambition. Over the last four years I have been graced to write about it, to become convinced His love is the answer to all the questions, it’s the one sustaining joy, it’s the power of heaven to earth, and it’s the glory of sons and daughters. He loves me and I exist to become sure!
I hope you read this book. I hope it’s written well. I hope you can feel what I feel, and see what I see, and along the way become sure in the Fathers love. I hope that you discover your own story – He loves you, perfectly, completely, and always.
Dear reader, I want to thank you for the honor of writing this book for you. It’s changed my life.
This is a 4 song album and I can’t tell you how excited I am about it! These 4 songs carry the message of my new book Prone To Love and will release on the same day as the book, Feb 18.
Please help me spread the word by going to Heaven’s Crush EP Indiegogo Campaign and sharing on Facebook or Twitter. You can pre-purchase the album or give more and receive other rewards. Thanks so much!
In 1997, with my friend and drummer Eric Perry, I started a band named Fringe. Over the next 7 years we released two albums and lived in the wonder and sacrifice of pursuing a melodic dream.
In 2006 I released a solo album titled, Surrendered & Untamed. That record was a glimmering promise of what life could become if love were enough. Over the next 8 years I lived in the crush. Through the highs and lows I discovered love is enough, more than enough.
There is one message that burns in me; one purpose I’m designed for, one hope that won’t disappoint. God loves, His love is always good, and I exist to become sure. You see, I have stood in Loves downpour, heaven’s crush. And I have been transformed by Loves great passion.
In the 8 years since my last album the form of capturing and communicating His always-good love has been primarily through the art of words on a page. I have written two books with a third titled, Prone To Love, releasing Feb the 18th with Destiny Image.
Prone To Love is the best thing I have ever written; it’s about becoming sure in Gods love. It’s about pulling the atmosphere of heaven, His perfect love, to earth. It’s about living in the daily awareness of heaven’s crush.
But my first writing passion has always revolved around melody and rhythm. While I am thrilled about the book, I’m equally excited about this album entitled Heavens Crush. This EP is the first recorded collection of songs I have produced in 8 years. These 4 songs carry the same message as the book. They are full of promise and hope and I can’t wait to share them with you!
I have already started recording with a host of passionate, faithful, and gifted friends. We can see the finish line but we need some help getting there.
My hope is to raise $4000 dollars in 14 days to cover the cost of recording, mixing, mastering, and printing. Indiegogo provides a way in which you can help!
There are some awesome rewards for giving to this project. You can check the rewards out on this page.
My hope is to have the Album available upon the books release, Feb the 18th. I would be honored if you would partner with us to see the project to completion.
Thanks so much, God Bless!