Today is Friday, September 1, and my book “Elephant in the Room” is ready for sale!
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been telling you about my Christian fiction novel, “Elephant in the Room,” which is a compelling story about what happens after pastor Eric Harvey’s parents are trapped in a car accident because they are obese, as Eric turns to the Bible for perspective about gluttony, the sin of eating too much food or eating for the wrong reasons. What he learns launches his family and his church on a ten-week challenge full of laughter and tears, prayers and sweat, and even coffee and homemade pastries. Some members react with anger, some with doubt, others with enthusiasm – like Nick Saint, their very own professional Santa. Hearts and lives are changed by the gospel of Jesus Christ and by true repentance. Some people will lose weight, too.
I realize that recommending a book about bad eating habits can be challenging because it’s such a personal issue. But I can identify three groups of people who should read this book:
- Men who eat – This story is written from the perspective of a pastor who ministers to his family and congregation while avoiding focusing on diets or weight loss goals.
- Women who eat – We are bombarded by the world’s perspective of beauty, but truth from the Bible provides real hope and encouragement, and a novel is a gentler way to open up the conversation about overeating.
- Teenagers who may or may not eat – This book will provoke you to think and apply wisdom as you develop your own eating habits. And take a break from your busy school schedule to read a good book.
OK. This book might not be for everybody, but I wanted to give you the opportunity to get your own copy. I’m pleased to announce that “Elephant in the Room” is now available for purchase in print or e-book format from Dove Christian Publishers!
Just for fun, here’s a really short video about delivering a copy of “Elephant in the Room” to my neighborhood book exchange. Thanks for watching. Feel free to leave your comments or questions below.