This has been quite a week. [Insert understatement here.]
Before moving on, first the reminder:
Ok, I’ll try to make this quick. (Mainly because it’s after 1am!)
Lesson 1: Having a team is way better than flying solo.
I have had the coolest Launch Team on the planet. Almost 100 people joined a private Facebook group and read, reread, critiqued, encouraged, and prayed me through this whole process. The book is way better because of them. (Not to mention with way fewer typos.)
Heck…the Study Guide wouldn’t have existed without them telling me I needed to write it.
Lesson 2: Live your passion.
I’m guessing you are reading this because you know that I’m passionate about helping people realize that the living Word of God is a reality…not a phrase. I have had that passion for almost twenty years now. I feel like 10 Tips for Liking the Bible is, in many ways, the essence of why I do what I do.
This week I have been blown away by the feedback. Emails. Facebook messages. Twitter comments from people using the hashtag #LikeTheBible. Conversations in person with several of you. All confirming that I am doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing: Helping people fall in love with God’s Word.
When you live your passion, God confirms it. Sometimes the confirmation is a simple sense of peace that passes understanding. Sometimes it is the encouragement of a good friend who knows you through and through. And occasionally, He gives you a week like I’ve had. A week where you actually get a glimpse into the impact living your passion can have. I am overwhelmed…and grateful.
Lesson 3: Giving stuff away is heaps of fun!
I probably first heard it when I was three or four.
It is better to give than to receive.
The truth of that statement might just be the #1 reason why this week has been so fun. When I threw out the idea of offering some bonuses for people who bought the book early, I had no idea what the response would be.
Well, after giving away over $10,000 of freebies, I guess I know.
It’s been awesome. People are already telling me that they are diving in. And I couldn’t be more thrilled. Fun. Really fun.
So, can I give some more stuff away? Three prizes actually.
The prizes: Any single product – physical or download – I offer. Your choice.
Three ways to enter: (and yes, you can enter all three)
- Send out a tweet with the hashtag #LikeTheBible. (Share a quote from the book, make a comment, or link to this page)
- Do the same thing on Facebook. (To get credit you’ll need to tag my ministry page (Keith Ferrin -That You May Know Ministries) so I know you posted something.
- Leave a comment here on the blog. (If you’ve already received your copy of 10 Tips, I’d love to hear what you think. Maybe your favorite tip, idea, or analogy. If you haven’t received it…you can just say “Hi” or tell a joke.)
I’ll select one person from each group and send them whatever book, CD, DVD, or download they want.
How’s that for fun?
Photo Credit: “Old Time” by Salvatore Vuono