I poured my heart, my soul, and everything I’ve learned in 15 years of writing into Wonderstruck. When the book didn’t come out right the first time, I rewrote it.
Word. For. Word.
Then I went through another 50 drafts with friends and editors reading and rereading to try to get every image, every word just right.
We developed a launch team called “Partymob” which more than 400 people applied to be a part of—many of whom filled their blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, and Pinterest pages announcing the news of the book. Their emails, notes, and shout outs and brought so much encouragement and joy that some days it’s been overwhelming.
Meanwhile, I’ve prayed thousands of prayers. More than anything I’ve asked God that the Holy Spirit saturate the writing in such a way people feel as if they’re drinking from the chilled spring of Christ on a steamy summer day. It’s a big prayer, but one our wonder-ful God can answer.
And tomorrow, Christmas Day, Wonderstruck releases.
My friend, Mark Batterson, likes to say, “Work like it depends on you and pray like it depends on God.”
I know I have done everything I can do.
I know our team has done everything they can do.
Now we need God to do what only God can do.
I wrote this book to God’s glory and now I lift it up once again in prayer to Him.
I take a deep breath, inhale a sense that everything now rests in His hands.
AND REMEMBER if you pre-order the book by December 25th, thanks to sponsorship from Worthy Publishers, you will receive access to six EXCLUSIVE GIFTS worth over $300.00:
- Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Presence of God as an eBook ($9.99 available on Kindle, Nook, iPad and other formats)
- Fourteen Days of Wonder Journal eBook ($19.99 as a download)
- How to Hold an Unforgettable Retreat eBook (a $29.99 download)
- Pursuing God 14-Day Devotional ($12.99 download)
- You will be automatically entered to win a brand new Kindle Fire pre-loaded with a suggested retail value of more than $100 worth of books from Worthy ($259.00)
- Ten people will randomly be selected to receive a free audio version of Wonderstruck ($9.99)
This offer is only valid through the end of the day, December 25th. At that point, this offer goes away FOREVER. To have access to these six FREE gifts, you must take these two steps:
1. Purchase Wonderstruck from your favorite bookseller. You can chose from one of the online retailers below or your local bookseller. The book retails for $14.99, but some retailers (including Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com) are selling it for low as $7.57.
2. E-mail the team a copy of your receipt. You can simply forward a copy of the receipt from your online retailer to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you buy a physical copy from a local retailer, scan the receipt and e-mail it to the same address.
Once we get your confirmation, our team will e-mail you the link to the special Wonderstruck Exclusive Gifts Download Page, where you will learn how to gain access to all six bonuses.
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