Yes, the next Untwisting Scriptures book is coming soon! Here’s the front cover, with many thanks to my photographer, my model, and the cover designer (my husband).
Believe it or not, I tried to see if AI could come up with artwork I liked for a cover photo. But the Artificial Intelligence didn’t understand my requests at all and came up with some things that were pretty doggone bizarre. (I wish I’d saved them.)
So I went back to asking a friend to model and my faithful photographer (this is the fourth Untwisting Scriptures book she’s done) to do the shoot.
Many twisted teachings about brokenness and suffering have endured in fundamentalism and evangelicalism, as survivors who have been in those circles can tell you, so I had a good bit of material to draw from.
In this book, one of the things I’ve done is trace the “brokenness as a lifestyle” teaching back to Nancy Leigh DeMoss Wolgemuth, a popular teacher for women. Her take on the topic is . . . interesting. And I might add, not that difficult to unravel Biblically.
The book has already been through its beta readers, who have given me a significant amount of feedback to make it better, for which I’m always very grateful. Here are a few of their comments:
Oh. Wow! Your book is just amazing and my heart just felt a balm running through as I read it. Thank you for it and the ministry that you are doing in the church with it. So many points I just about shouted as I read along with you.
Another fantastic book that will bring much healing to individuals and, hopefully, to the body of Christ. I will use this as a resource in my counseling.
The way you led the reader into the reality of spiritual abuse and the way you present God’s word, His love, felt like those chains were broken.
Your style of writing pulled me in, and in untwisting God’s word, you have truly untwisted my heart too. You unwinding my soul from the twisted mess so many Christians put me in is beyond appreciated. This book is pure gold to me.
I’m so excited for you and all of the people that will read this! I finished your book in tears and feeling closer to my Savior than I have in a long time.
Something monumental happened while reading your new book. You caused deep healing to take place! For a long time, I’ve not been able to pick up a Bible, let alone go to church. Now I know a different Jesus and different Scriptures.
I’m in the process of making edits and revisions now, and the book should be ready to go out to my Book Launch Team within a week or so.
“What’s a Book Launch Team,” you ask, “and can I join?”
Glad you asked, heh.
You can actually go here to see more about what a Book Launch Team does and sign up for it. Basically, if you join, you will
1. Read the early copy of the book I’ll send you as a pdf.
2. Write an honest review of it and hold that review for the Book Launch.
3. When I let you know the book has been published on Amazon, you’ll download your FREE Kindle copy of the book, upload your review, and then let others know they can get the e-book for free for a limited time. (I’ll send all the techie instructions as to how to do those things, in case you need them.)
Please join us for a Blast-Off Book Launch that I hope will help many more Jesus followers see that our life in Jesus Christ is far better than they ever knew.