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The Day the Book Comes

August 14th, 2005 | Skip to comments

It is hard not to be enthralled. You’ve labored over it for many months after its been seasoned for many years in your teaching, your daydreams, and your sermons. It’s concrete now. It’s on paper. An editor reads it. It’s in galleys. You get to see cover art. Amazon has an ISBN #. And then, voila!

It’s here!

A big box arrives and there are your author’s copies. Thank you Tyndale! It’s like the walk-off homerun in the bottom of the 9th; the game-winning 3 with no time on the clock; the sudden death field goal in overtime. What is? Getting your book in the mail. Feeling the shape, squeezing the depth of the binding, reading the acknowledgements over and over, and knowing there are still more people to thank, but, like at the Academy Awards, the band is playing and you need to get off-stage, . .

Wow, my book, Not a Tame Lion, is here. It’s a thrill. I hope my readers get to see within it some of the joy, sweat, and tears of living with Narnia on my mind for two years. It won’t be in stores until September, as I hear, but I hope you will give it a look when it is.


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