cover reveal!

i'm so very pleased to show it to you!

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Well...what do you think? Oh, I want to know! I'll answer a few questions you might have, but I hope you'll leave a comment below. I'd love to know you stopped by to take a look. 

Who designed the cover?

The wonderful team at Revell did a fabulous job, don't you think?! I filled out a questionnaire in the midst of writing the book last fall. Questions about my style. They encouraged me to point out other book covers that I was drawn to. My two strong requests were lower case and an attractive cover for both men and women. I am very pleased. I love the white space and the simplicity. The artwork could be in my city or in your neighborhood or town. It could be coastal or somewhere cold. It could be in the united states or in another country. I hope you feel invited in through the cover already!

How did I get Randy Frazee to write the foreword?

Life is best lived in moments beyond our control and ones that necessitate God's mighty hand. This has been the story of my life, particularly with this book. After I submitted the manuscript, I began writing down names of people who are living out the mission of this book: living sent in the places they call home. I've followed Pastor Randy from afar and have been a fan of his books, teachings, wisdom. I've read about the partnership he formed with the city of San Antonio, while on staff with Max Lucado at Oak Hills Church and the love he has for the church reaching outside of themselves to their cities and communities. So I took a deep breath, followed a prompting in my heart, and sent him an email. cold turkey. His response was incredibly encouraging from my introduction, so I made the big ask. In the midst of his own writing deadlines and his ministry/family, he said yes. I'm so humbled to have Pastor Randy's words speak to you through the first few pages before mine spill out. 

Where can I get the book?

The book is already available for pre-order on Amazon.com. It's also up on the Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million website. 

When will it be in bookstores?

The release date is January 22. 2019. You can encourage your local bookstore to carry it! 

Will you be doing a book tour when the book launches?

We don't have all the details yet, but we're dreaming and planning! If you're dreaming and planning too, let's chat. You can email me from the CONNECT page on this blog. 

How can I help?

You, of all people, my tribe here on the blog, I was hoping you'd ask! I will show you the book trailer next and then will start building a launch team this fall. Begin thinking of ways you can use your gifts to get the word out to your network and community. That's what you're great at already! If you're a subscriber to the blog, you'll get an invitation. {If not, sign up now!} On the invitation, I'll tell you what I'll give you to help you love where you live, in return for a few things you'll do to get the word out. 


While I'm so ready to share with you the contents of the book, I'm learning patience and am meeting you on Instagram and on my new Facebook page today! Hope to see you there at 11 am PST (2 pm EST).