2 Simple Reasons Why Writing A Book Is A Sign Of Humility
1. WRITING A BOOK HOLDS YOU TO THE STANDARD THE GOSPEL CALLS FOR.Writing a book breaks you from the danger of only sharing your thoughts within an echo chamber. Because chances are, you preach to a congregation that largely agrees with you.
This is valuable, important work to be doing, but you might be missing out on valuable conversations with those outside your circle. There’s a great benefit to being challenged, and that’s the territory that comes with publishing a book.
You might have previously viewed this as a negative, but it’s actually a unique benefit to being an author. You open yourself up to feedback from those who might have differing opinions, and in the process, you refine your own views and opinions as well. You gain wisdom and experience that you wouldn’t be able to gain any other way.
You’ll also be reaching people who really need to hear what you’re teaching. Maybe they don’t go to church every week, but they’re willing to pick up a book and read it. Maybe they don’t think they’re interested in hearing the gospel, but they’re interested in reading your story. You’re able to reach a far larger crowd than simply preaching to those who are willing to get up and drive to your church each Sunday.
2. WRITING A BOOK KILLS PERFECTIONISM (AND THE PRIDE THAT COMES WITH IT).Maybe you’re afraid to write a book because you just know it will never be exactly how you want it to be. You’ll never be able to add enough to it, edit enough, or truly “finish” it.
And that’s perfectly OK. You’ll never be able to say everything perfectly, be it in the pulpit or in a book. That’s why you shouldn’t shy away from sharing God’s word via the written word.
Charles Stanley said, “God is looking for imperfect men and women who have learned to walk in moment-by-moment dependence on the Holy Spirit. Christians who have come to terms with their inadequacies, fears, and failures. Believers who have become discontent with ‘surviving’ and have taken the time to investigate everything God has to offer in this life.”
Publishing a book says that you’ve given up on perfectionism, and are listening to God’s calling to share where you’re at right now. You’re doing the best you can, and allowing God to take it from there.
Writing a book is an incredible way to share the story God has written for your life—leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.
And maybe you agree with all of this—you want to follow God’s calling to share the gospel through publishing a book. But you just don’t know where to start. You’re so busy writing sermons each week that you simply don’t have any time left to write an entire book too.
So how do you push past it all and share your insight with other believers? How do you find enough time to write your book, and get it to the point where you’re proud to call it yours?
Here’s what you do: you take all of the effort you’ve put into writing sermons and put it toward writing your book. You go through every sermon, decide on a common theme, and create an outline. Then you hire a ghostwriter to piece together all of the content and make sure it reads like a real book. After that, you hire someone to design the cover, get it published, and put together a marketing plan.
But that’s still a very decent amount of work, and finding the right people to do each task can take up too much time in itself.
So if the thought of all of this overwhelms you and you’re looking for a more streamlined process, Sermon To Book is here to help.
We are a full service hybrid ghostwriting and publishing company that takes your sermon series and turns it into a professionally published book.
How does it work?
Instead of starting from scratch, we come around you and handle the work. First, we transcribe your sermon series word for word, arrange it into chapters, and make it read like a book. Then we thoroughly edit, rearrange, and rewrite portions of your sermons so they read like a fluid, concise, powerful book.
And last but not least, we publish and help you market your book—with the end goal of getting it into the hands of those who need it most.
Chances are your sermons are just collecting dust. They’re preached once and forgotten, when they should be touching lives and spreading the gospel. This is why it’s our mission to get them into the hands of readers—because we know you have a lot of hidden-away wisdom to offer.
Want to find out more?
Schedule a strategy session with me. I'd be honored to show you how easy and possible writing your book really is—along with getting the results you desire.