| What God Showed His Prophet Enoch ... THE CALLED: now available @ Amazon & Bol Italia ...|
It is with great humbleness of spirit - and with all thanksgiving, praise and honor to our Lord God most High - that i announce (thank you Jesus!) the publication of THE CALLED:
And the first three chapters are posted here on SI as a preview, if you'd care to read them ...
This novel is the culmination of a vision (i believe) given me by God almost 20 years ago ... My only prayer is that whether sparked by agreement or controversy to its contents, THE CALLED will make folk talk/think about God, and that a multitude of unsaved readers will take advantage of His wondrous provision of grace provided ALL mankind thru the shedding of His beloved Son's blood at Calvary ...
To Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit be all the glory, forever and ever, is my prayer ... in Jesus most precious name ... Amen
Br. Rahman ... :beard:
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| 2005/10/25 13:48||Profile|
"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11
Congradulations brother Rahman in your book being published. For those that do not know www.xulonpress.com is a self-publishing tool if you want to publish your christian book to a larger audience.
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
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Thanks brother Greg! ...
It's been a long time coming ... :-D
When i first looked into self publishing (10 years ago) it was an expensive proposition and self publishers/publishing were pretty much lambasted by status quo publishers ... Not so anymore due to technical advancements and the all pervasive Internet!
i want to take this opportunity to give my personal testimony as to how i came to Xulon, and how i finally made the decision to self publish with them ...
First - i kept getting e-mails from them until the initial cost went from $3,000. to $1,200 ...
Second - i kept looking at the list of things i'd asked our Lord to do for me in this year of 2005 and the publication of THE CALLED was the only one that i could personally have a hand in bringing it to pass, if i could but just get past my wanting God to provide me a publisher the regular way so i'd not have to spend any of my own savings ...
Third - i was getting ready to purchase $1,000.00 worth of stereo equipment (which i didn't need) and got convicted that i was so cheap with God that i wouldn't spend $1,200.00 toward the publication of this novel that not only did i believe God had given me, but that 2005 was the time that i kept sensing in my spirit that it should be published ... i eventually spent about $3,500. with the inclusion of hiring an Editor because this novel is an offering dedicated to God, and as i told Xulon it had to be as blemish free as i could possibly bring it ... The Editor was a sure tool of Holy Spirit to tighten up THE CALLED ... Then i also hired a Xulon Publicist, to professionally get it out to both Christian and secular venues (because it's the un-saved that i really want this novel to reach) ... It is amazing the level of professionalism one gets for such a small price from Xulon Press, and the fact that you're working with fellow saints is unbeatable ... i had no problem in communicating to anyone (especially the Art Department regarding the cover) the need to seek Holy Spirit's direction in all aspects of THE CALLED ...
So i bit the bullet and decided that it was His will that i placed my hard saved $$$ where i said my faith was, and that He'd already given me the manuscripts, plus the $$$ necessary to catch the Xulon discount, and that i'd be waiting till i was blue in the face if i didn't jump on this timing and opportunity ... So i jumped, and man am i glad i did ... All the anxiety associated with getting this book to publication is finally gone, and time will soon prove whether it's of Him or me ... If it's of Him it will prosper, and thru it He will provide the platform for me to become (as i believe i heard Him say to me so many years ago) a spokesman first to His Church, and then to the nations, and that when my ministry takes off it will take a multitude with it ... My anxiety's gone because i've done all that i can do at this point ... It's ALL in His hands now, because i can plant, my Publicist can water, but only God can make it grow ...
Here are some other interesting links to Xulon Press;
Author's In The News:
Congratulations to our Best New Christian Authors
| 2005/10/25 15:28||Profile|
Santa Clara, CA
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This is a little awkward. I am sitting at a computer during a lunch break for an Excel class that I am taking...
But I am also beaming 8-) !
This is truly great Rahman and whatever our particular ... misunderstandings or maybe mine own working through all the aforementioned questions and things we have had partially locked horns on.... again, this is a bit awkward, out of my comfort zone...
Just wanted to say Praise God am lookingforward to reading this.
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Brother Mike ...
Again i say this ... Tho we may differ in opinions, etc. none of that can cancel out our brotherhood in Christ because above all else we agree on His Godship, Lordship and the fact that He's the ONLY way, truth and life ... So please, in the name of Jesus, stop feelin awkward, or out of your comfort zone with me, for i certainly don't with you ... i don't hold grudges, and i know you don't ... :-D
So instead of seeing us as "locking horns", see it at Holy Spirit's way of pressuring, rubbing and polishing we lumps of coal into shining 8-) diamonds of light and love in the likeness of Christ ...
Agape and philos to you my brother,
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This is a great accomplishment. How awesome that you have been patiently waiting these past years to see this project through!
Have you considered trying to contact Answers In Genisis as another distribution channel? Not only do they have a large catalog mailing list, and website, but their upcoming museum (2006?) will have a bookstore that will be visited by thousands of people from all over the world on a weekly basis. I think The Called would fit nicely in their bookstore.
Rich blessings to you. May God truly use your faithfulness.
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Thank you brother Mike,
i'll pass this on to my publicist! ... :-D
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Perhaps those who read this thread should also read [url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=2289&forum=41]this one?[/url]
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