Please note: This post was written on launch day for Strength Renewed.
October 1, 2012. Launch Day!
Strength Renewed, Meditations for your Journey through Breast Cancer is finally on the shelves in America.
I’ve also had several calls from people here in South Africa to say their influencer copies arrived today. What perfect timing!
The books will only be released in South Africa in mid-November, but the amazing thing is, they’re going to be in all major bookstores “across Southern Africa”. Not just South Africa. Wow! Thank You Lord! I also found out today that it has been released on Kalahari.net- now Takealot-the South African equivalent of Amazon.com.
So South Africans–you don’t need to wait until mid-November as the bookstores have advertised!
I ended my previous post on this series with a request that you prayed.
We had booked a hall for October 4 for a celebration of the book launch–but it was beginning to look as if there would be no books at the launch. We needed prayer. Prayer for a miracle.
We didn’t get one miracle. We got two!
The day after Rob and I arrived home from our time away, I collected the exciting parcel with my author copies. Woohoo! We thanked the Lord together for His goodness, then told Him we would really be delighted if the books for prizes also arrived before the 4th.
Abundance of blessings
So I now have a table full of books for our book launch. Isn’t the Lord amazing? I told you this book has been a miracle from the start. Hopefully, having read through the story, you will agree with me. It has now ended as it began–with several miracles! Obviously, if I sell any from the prize box, I will replace them when I get my local copies, but it means I won’t run out on the evening. (That’s in case the staff of Revell Publishers is reading this!)
Our youngest son, David, arrives tomorrow with daughter-in-law Pam and our two youngest grandchildren. They are flying in from Johannesburg in the early afternoon. Stephen, our older son, arrives the next day with daughter-in-law Hannelie. What a wonderful time we will have together as we put finishing touches to “goody bags”, and show one another our contributions.
The next day we will spend a good deal of the time arranging the chairs, tables, etc. What fun to do something like this together as a family. It is the first time we have done anything like this. (And no, I don’t just mean a book launch! Just to have a project like this that we’re all working together on. What fun!)
We are expecting in the region of 80 guests on Thursday evening. I have two guys armed with cameras so hopefully by the end of the evening I’ll have a good assortment of photos to share with you.
Thank you for making this journey with me. It’s been exciting. It’s been thrilling, and at times it’s been plain scary! But we’ve made it. My baby, Rise and Soar, is all grown up and has a new name: Strength Renewed, Meditations for Your Journey through Breast Cancer.
But the message remains the same:
I think I can finally say, “The eagle has landed!”