The paperback version of my new book, Sonshift: Everything Changes in the Father’s Embrace is finally out. As of today, you can purchase the book directly from the CreateSpace eStore. It will show up on Amazon sites within the next couple of days. As I said before, the introductory price is set at $8.95 US. If you want the Matchbook option (get Kindle version for $0.99 with purchase of paperback), you will need to wait and do that through the Amazon site when it becomes available there.
The paperback version is 228 pages long, while the Kindle version says it’s 197 pages in length. The reason for the discrepancy is because of layout (textboxes, blank pages, etc.) and not because of actual word content.
I will post some excerpts from the book in the next week or so in order to give you an idea of what the book is like and provide some brief commentary. I will start today with two excerpts from my introduction:
I wrote this book because something profound has happened to me, and is still happening.
My whole Christian worldview has been turned upside-down. I cannot read the Bible the same way I did for most of my previous thirty-something years with God, including faithfully serving as a leader and pastor of a local church.
Not that my identity and purpose have changed, but I am beginning to understand my identity and purpose in Christ. There has been a fundamental shift in my thinking on all fronts—how I see myself and how I relate to God and others. I have been shifted from living like a spiritual orphan to living like a beloved son in my heavenly Father’s embrace. The rest of this book is devoted to explaining what that means.
But my personal story is not just my story. It represents what’s happening to a growing number of God’s beloved sons and daughters around the world today. So, perhaps this will be a confirmation for you, helping to explain what’s going on in you. If not, may it serve as an invitation for you to be “shifted” too! (Sonshift – p. 17)
I often use fairytale analogies in this book to help tell the story of what has happened to me and what I see happening in the body of Christ. For instance, I see Jesus’ bride—Sleeping Beauty—being kissed awake by her Beloved Prince after being lulled to sleep by the toxic poison of religious constructs born from the unrenewed mind of man rather than from the life of Christ in the Spirit. (Sonshift – p.18)
The first quote is self-explanatory. In the second quote, I mention using fairytales throughout the book. I think these marvelous tales can help us see the bigger picture of how God is transforming His beautiful Bride in this hour we’re living in. For instance, I see this awakening in the body of Christ like that of Sleeping Beauty, our true identity in Christ is found in the story of the Ugly Duckling, and our transformation from orphans to sons and daughters is found in the story of Pinocchio.
I will share more excerpts in the coming days. For now, I hope you enjoy my book and are blessed by it. And if the book has blessed you, please SPREAD the news! 🙂 I would greatly appreciate your comments on the Amazon site, and also if you would be so kind as to let your social networks know about the book.
One last thing here. I said this in my acknowledgement, but I want to take this opportunity to thank all of YOU WordPress readers and bloggers for your contribution to this project. I say this with the deepest sincerity and gratitude. You have been so encouraging to me, you helped me find my writing style when the book was just a bunch of ideas running around in my head, helping me distill them down into a coherent book form. I know that the book is much better because of you. I really do love this blogging community! You all are amazing!