What's your book?
My friend, Donna Frank, who wrote an amazing book called Straight From Hell, lent me her signed copy of Anne Jackson's book, "Mad Church Disease". I am in the middle of reading it and It's really good. It's about burn out in the church.
While reading this book I can just feel that Anne was born to write this book. This is her book.
I have also had the great privilege of reading a couple chapters of my friend Summer's book that she is writing. I actually thought I wouldn't really get much out of it because it's about food addiction, but I found myself completely engrossed in it and disappointed that there was only 3 chapters done so far. I already know who I will be sending her book to when it's done. Yes, it's that good.
Again, THIS is Summer's book that she was born to write.
Servolution, the book I just read by my pastor Dino Rizzo is another example. He's written one other book but Servolution is HIS book. It's a really really great book that I honestly believe every Christian should read.
I'm not saying that any of these people couldn't write another great book or a bunch of great books that are totally THEIRS but to me, while reading these books, I could just tell that part of their calling in life, part of what they were meant to do here on earth, was write these books.
Melissa Faye Green's book, "There is no me Without You", Shane Claiborne's "Irresistible Revolution" Tom Davis's "Red Letters", Erwin McManus's "Barbarian Way". All of these people have written other great books but in my mind, these are there signature books.
I know I am supposed to write, which I do on here, this blog. I started writing a book about my life story but it stalled. I think my motives were wrong, timing, subject, everything..it just wasn't God's time or the book I am supposed to write.
I don't know my book...yet.
I think of Lewis and Tolkien (don't I always go back to them:-) They were both over 50 before their classics were published. The books that they were born to write...
I hope I have a book.