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Finding Hope Through One Pastor's Doubt.
“Well this sucks! I know, preachers aren't supposed to talk that way. But maybe they should. You know, from time to time when churchy words just don’t seem to convey what’s truly going on in the soul. I've never really been a fan of religious verbiage anyway. I especially hate it when people call me Pastor Steve. God doesn't call me that . . .”
Those are the opening words in this book that shares the personal journey of a preacher struggling with his faith. Through humor and real life stories of pain, STEVE HINTON, carries the reader along the path of honestly looking at tough questions about God, self, and life. In the end, people will walk away from this journey with new hope for their lives.
This is a book for:
-Those that have honest doubts about God’s goodness and love.
-Those seeking to know their true identity in a world of mixed messages about humanity, God, and themselves.
-Those that have faced years of unanswered prayer.
-Those trying to make sense of a broken life and feelings of an absent God.
This journey builds from a preacher who is just a regular guy. Just Steve. A man who bleeds and struggles like everyone else. Just a guy who loves Jesus the best he knows how and more importantly is loved by Jesus. It is his hope that by walking through these pages you’ll discover that Jesus loves you too.
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Steve since our college days. His integrity, wit, and passion are as clear today as they were back then. And his vulnerability and wisdom are so welcomed in this book. What may seem like a window into the heart of a pastor will quickly become one into your own soul."
Rusty George- Lead Pastor Real Life Church. Author of Better Together.
The Specs with LUCID.
The goal of $6,000.00 will provide editing services, production, and basic distribution - marketing.
Further Stretch Goal.
Further promotional services with Lucid can be reached with an additional $2,000 or more. This will get the book into the hands of experts and other key influences as well as provide additional media openings.
Additional Early Reviews!
“Few Pastors have so eloquently written about the questions borne from the trials and tribulations of ministry like my friend Steve Hinton. Confessions of a Preacher brings out into the open what the rest of us would prefer to keep behind closed doors. Thank goodness. Read this book and be strengthened by Steve’s counsel and encouraged by his kindness.”
Brian Jones- Senior Pastor Christ’s Church of the Valley. Philadelphia. Author of Finding Favor: God’s Blessing Beyond Health, Wealth and Happiness.
“There have been as many days in ministry that I wanted to throw in the towel as there have been days of victorious knockouts. My friend and fellow minister, Steve Hinton gets that and more. Writing with raw honesty, Hinton has thrown down the questions we all ask from inside the helmet, and in the journey has found the answers we all need.”
Tim Harlow- Senior Pastor of Parkview Christian Church. Chicago. Author.
"We need answers from God beyond the entrancement of social media. Steve has given us those answers."
Max Goins- Executive Director of We-Go Mission Coalition.
“If the word ‘confession’ means to ‘to speak the same,’ then anyone who reads this pilgrimage will say, ‘Me too.’ Former student and friend, Steve Hinton, walks every preacher through the struggle between person and profession in this self-disclosing book. Serving Christ in a fallen world is filled with ups and downs and groans. Steve has experienced them all, and his testimony gives the rest of us permission to experience them too. At the end of the day, he resolves to be governed by the bigger things that exist at the primal level.”
Dr. Mark Scott- Preaching and New Testament/Director of Preaching Department Ozark Christian College
"In his excellent book, “Confessions of a Preacher” Steve writes with uncommon candor about the struggles so common to his calling. A calling so rarely understood by most, including many other preachers! Once you start reading this book you will be immediately captivated both by Steve’s honesty and insights. I happily recommend this book to all who seek a better understanding of just why and how ministry is getting harder and why we need more determined leaders and preachers like Steve!"
Dr. Alan Ahlgrim- Director of Fraternity Covenant Groups The Center for Church Leadership.
"Preachers are translators. It is why we so often use a good story to communicate Biblical truth into everyday speech. Jesus did it routinely. One of the most engaging qualities of Steve Hinton's story and story-telling ability is his capacity for using everyday talk to communicate grand truths. Words like reconciliation, redemption, and justification are on the fringe of Steve's unfolding story, but he never leverages them to make himself appear more than he really is. When he does venture into the deep waters of sanctification, Steve wraps the word in the blanket of his own story with simplicity and grace. His story is not simply the confessions of a preacher, but his story is our story."
Dr. JK Jones- Director of Spiritual Formation. Lincoln Christian Seminary. Eastview Christian Church. Normal, Ill. Author.
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