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The Secret to These Best-Selling Authors and Keynote Speakers: A Sermon Series

 

And just like that, a new year is upon us. As I reflect on 2018, I am overwhelmingly humbled by the life-changing work God has allowed us to accomplish through Sermon to Book. In 2018 we were able to publish twenty—that’s right, twenty—new books that are making a difference in this world, books that would never have existed if it weren’t for pastors deciding to turn their sermons into books. Amazing. As a pastor, you have accumulated years, possibly decades, of ..

 

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3 Reasons Why Pastors Never Write Their Book

 

Writing a book has probably been on your to-do list for far too long. It’s your “maybe someday,” your “pipe dream,” your “after I finish X, Y, and Z.” You’ve spent thousands of hours writing sermons, but you just can’t seem to get a book out the door. So why hasn’t it happened? It’s surely not that you aren’t capable. In fact, you’re probably a highly capable individual. Anyone who can juggle everything that come..

 

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Writing a Book

 

Statistics show that 81% of Americans want to write a book. And the sad part is that a lot of the people who really should write a book are too busy changing lives to put everything on pause to write one—especially pastors! If you’re wondering which category you fall into, ask yourself a few questions first: 1. WHO WILL YOUR BOOK HELP THE MOST? The most important question to ask about your book idea is: Will it help someone? For example: Say you are having a ..

 

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The #1 Solvable Problem That’s Severely Hurting Pastors’ Ministry Reach

 

Every week you spend hours upon hours pouring into your message for that Sunday. Brainstorming, outlining, researching, editing, practicing—it’s a lot of work. Then, you preach it for your congregation, it gets archived, maybe the audio even gets uploaded for those who missed it, and then it gets largely forgotten. Few in the congregation can remember which sermon was preached last week—let alone a month or year ago. You put in all of that work for it ..

 

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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. ..

 

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Caleb Breakey

 

Caleb Breakey's super power is making it possible for busy people to share their ideas, experiences, and stories with the world. In addition to being an award-winning author and 7-figure marketer, he is also a husband, speaker, relationship builder, and entrepreneur. You can work with him and finally write your book at SpeakItToBook.com and SermonToBook.com.

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