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Reggie has a dream of love, laughter, and life in the Farmer's house. But how can a little pig ever hope to be clean enough to get in? Read more

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Reggie has a dream of love, laughter, and life in the Farmer's house. But how can a little pig ever hope to be clean enough to get in?

Mobile, AL Fiction
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Welcome to HOG WASHED: a small fable about a big change!

In the tradition of C.S. Lewis, Andy Andrews (The Traveler's Gift), and classics like The Pilgrim's Progress and Hinds' Feet on High Places, HOG WASHED is an allegory that powerfully illustrates what it means to be sons and daughters of God.

HOG WASHED is written in two parts: in part one, we meet Reggie, an ordinary pig who dreams of something more. He sees the wonderful life that the dog has in the Farmer's house, and knows that there must be more for him than the pigpen. But what is the secret to getting invited into the house? Is it being dog-like? Is it getting clean and staying clean? Reggie is so enamored with the love he observes, that he is willing to be a part of that family in the house at all costs.

Part two is the teaching section of the book, where we discover the basic truths of living with the heart of a son or daughter of God, versus having the heart of an orphan. This part of the book helps us to understand clearly what has happened to Reggie, and consequently, what has happened to us as people who receive the grace of God through faith in Jesus.

The orphan mentality of many Christians causes them to struggle with questions such as:

·        How can I get God to meet my needs?

·        What is the magic formula for prayer that makes God act?

·        Which Scriptures can I quote to ensure that I get the blessings God promises me?

·        What must I do to experience the benefits of being a child of God?

The one who understands the reality of sonship never has to ask such questions. He knows that as a child of God, he is already living in the house, and his place at the table is assured.

HOG WASHED will give you a beautiful illustration of the love of God that you will never forget. You will, for years to come, find yourself using this simple, yet profound story of a pig named Reggie to help everyone around you know what it means to be part of the family of God.

Join me in getting this vital, life-changing message out to the world! Your help will cover the initial costs of production and release, and I am grateful to have you with me in this project. When you hold this book in your hands, you will be so glad that you were a part of it! Thank you!

If funds raised from this project exceed the goal, that money will enable me to be more aggressive in the marketing of HOG WASHED, to make sure that it gets into the hands of as many people as possible.

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    You will receive a free e-book download of HOG WASHED immediately upon the book's release, along with a "thank you" email from the author.

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    You will receive a free e-book download, PLUS a signed paperback copy of HOG WASHED inscribed with a "thank you" to you from the author.

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    You will receive everything above, along with a signed, suitable-for-framing print of the final book cover art.

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    Everything above, PLUS a "thank you" in the acknowledgments section of the book!

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    Everything above, PLUS (and this is good!) you get to write one of those cool endorsements that appear at the front of books!

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    Let's have lunch! My treat! You also get everything above, which I will personally deliver to you. If you are not within a one-hour drive of Mobile, Alabama, substitute a 30 minute phone call or Skype call. We can talk about whatever you want- your writing, my writing, the book itself (after you have read it), your children, my children. Up to you.

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    Everything above, PLUS a character with your name and description (or someone else, if you like) in an upcoming book, a suspense novel entitled PIPER. The author reserves the right to use the character in the story how he sees fit to advance the storyline. You will, however, get to have some level of approval so that you are comfortable with your fictional representative. This part of the Reward will be delivered upon that novel's completion. (Estimated publishing date of PIPER is Spring 2013.)

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    This level makes you an actual book editor! You get everything above, PLUS I will send you the manuscripts of HOG WASHED and my next two books for your feedback and suggestions. We will correspond by phone or in person (depending on your location), and I will take notes and discuss all of your thoughts on the books before they are revised into a final draft. Also, for your insight, you will receive a personal "thank you" in the acknowledgments specifically as one of my editors.

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