THE PEACEMAKING CHURCH

An Update on a Book Long in Coming

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I submitted to Baker Publishing Group a proposal for writing a book way back at the end of 2014.

Much to my delight they accepted and fixed a date for submission.

Then the wheels came off with Nancy’s cancer fight and my jaw surgeries.

My editor graciously granted one delay after another.

In September of last year, I finally turned in a draft manuscript.

After Baker ran me through the editorial meat grinder (thankfully), I labored over a revision. It passed muster with the publisher in December 2017.

Today I learned from the marketing department that Baker posted a page on their website about the book with links to Amazon and other vendors. You can access it here.

I love the cover they designed. Ken Sande of RW360 wrote me a more-favorable-than-I-dared-imagine foreword. Thank you, brother!

The subtitle differs from my suggested version: The Best Fight Is the One Your Church Never Has. But what do I know? When you’re a rookie, you gladly defer to the pros.

The process begins now for seeking endorsements. That’s a big deal, since I’m a small potatoes pastor in Florida. But God knows how He may use the effort.

Baker tells me they plan to publish this November. Watch for further updates, if you are at all interested. I’ll keep you posted.

I am so grateful for God’s grace to get this done. Thanks to so many who have cheered me along the road to publication.

20 responses

  1. Wow!!! Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations, Brother. What a huge deal after a tiring run. Love the cover. I can’t wait to read what Ken said but I’m sure it’s all well deserved. So very proud of my Friend, my Pastor! Onward towards that November finish line!

  2. Wow!!! Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations, Brother. What a huge deal after a long and tiring run. Love the cover. I can’t wait to read what Ken said but I’m sure it’s all well deserved. So very proud of my Friend, my Pastor! Onward towards that November finish line!

  3. I’m proud of your hard work and determination Reverend! I’m also grateful for what the Lord has been doing in you and in your people through you! Thank you for your faithfulness. May many benefit from your writing!

  4. Congratulations!! Very excited for you. It’s been a long journey. I like the depth of your subtitle too, but I’m looking forward to seeing it all in physical form. We will want to purchase an autographed copy.

  5. It’s amazing how God uses our unique situations to help others and grow; if we only will. I’m happy that you have finished your task and am excited to see what God has for you in the next chapter of your life. Congratulations, pastor Curt; preach it!!!

  6. I love YOUR subtitle, but as a wise man once said, “what do I know?” 🙂 Disappointed as I am the book is currently unavailable, the wait will certainly be worth it. Congratulations!

  7. Brother,

    I’m so very excited to read this book and to share it with others to build a culture of peace-making!

    I missed a call from you — anything in particular you wanted to talk about?

    CW

    *Colby Wilkins* *Pastoral Assistant*, High Pointe Baptist Church *Reserve Chaplain*, United States Air Force 918-884-8777

    On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 4:49 PM, Curt Heffelfinger wrote:

    > revheff posted: “An Update on a Book Long in Coming I submitted to Baker > Publishing Group a proposal for writing a book way back at the end of 2014. > Much to my delight they accepted and fixed a date for submission. Then the > wheels came off with Nancy’s cancer fight a” >

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