For example, my determination to live more simply after my trips to India usually bit the dust in a few weeks as I re-wrapped myself in my American comforts like a worn, handmade quilt.
Although I’ve talked and written about the conviction laid on my heart as I read the book 7 by Jen Hatmaker, it had almost completely worn off when my friend Marci emailed me. She challenged a small group of us to actually live out seven months of “an experimental mutiny against excess”. (Jen’s subtitle)
Just like Jen, our little group plans to devote one month to each of these seven areas:
Today I’ve been working at getting my “want to” back up to speed, and it wasn’t easy. I’ve been on an eating spree that I truthfully have no desire to break. It took some big reminders about the reality of the majority of people in our world to get me motivated again:
- Almost one in seven people worldwide don’t have enough food to sustain them.
- This makes hunger/malnutrition the number one risk to health globally, greater than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.
- Some 350 to 400 million children are hungry.
- Approximately 25,000 people die of hunger or related causes every day.
Writing a Bang-Up Book Proposal–Karen Ehman
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm EST.
Think you have a great book idea but absolutely no clue how to put together a book proposal that meets the standards of the publishing industry? Karen Ehman has written five books with three major publishers and is also hired to write book proposals for other potential authors. In this informative and practical call she will highlight the key components that comprise a winning proposal and then give you the tools to craft one yourself. The call includes a sample book proposal template from Karen’s latest book being published by Zondervan. There will be plenty of time for Q & A.