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In this book, I'll introduce you to the overlooked character traits of Jesus to help you build a stronger faith.
In this book, I'll introduce you to the overlooked character traits of Jesus to help you build a stronger faith.
In this book, I'll introduce you to the overlooked character traits of Jesus to help you build a stronger faith.
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I'm adding a stretch goal! $500 more and I'll add a Small Group/Personal study section!

I couldn't be more thrilled with the response that I have received on this project. With 9 days to go in my campaign, I have reached my goal. Now, if we can get to $3,500 by December 27 I will add an additional section for everyone. 

I have been working on a Small Group or Personal study section for each of the chapters in the book. This would be perfect to use in a group setting at your church or even in your own personal study time. The questions are thought-provoking and honest and I think it will help you gain an even clearer picture of Jesus. 

Let's see if we can do it!

Another book about Jesus?

Yes! But I think you’ll like it. Here's why: First, it’s not for theologians or super Christians—it’s for everybody. You won’t need an exegetical dictionary to read it. You’ll only need to be interested in seeing Jesus in a refreshingly new light. Second, it might change your life. Scratch that, Jesus will change your life. Especially when you get a better understanding of how awesome he really was!

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 As a pastor, my dream is to help people get a clearer picture of Jesus. It's time to go beyond a one-dimensional picture of Christ and see the man who was tough, funny, and a little rebellious too--so much more than a flannelgraph, storybook Jesus.

I'm raising the funds so that I can self-publish the book. Here's a breakdown of how the money will be used:

  • Cover Design $500
  • Interior Layout $250
  • Copy Editing $500
  • First printing $1,000
  • Marketing $500
  • Miscellaneous $250

Total cost is $3,000
+ STRETCH GOAL $500 = $3,500!

The first draft is already completed and is 22,000 words. After final editing and revisions, I expect to finish at 25,000. That will make the finished product about 125 pages.

Tentative Chapter Titles:

  • Didn't Know He Was Funny
  • Didn't Know He Was Tough
  • Didn't Know He Was Rebellious
  • Didn't Know He Was Teacher
  • Didn't Know He Was a Friend
  • Didn't Know He Was a Brother
  • Didn't Know He Was Creator
  • Didn't Know He Was Messiah

Risks and challenges

Because the first draft is already completed, the biggest challenge that I have now is editing. Currently, the manuscript is being reviewed by my team of "beta readers." This is sort of like a test audience for movies. Once I hear back from my beta readers I will make changes and then submit to my editor.

I'm working with a couple people that have a lot of credibility in the Christian book publishing world so I'm getting lots of good guidance along the way.

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    Everything you need to teach this 8-week series (originally titled "Don't Know Much About Jesus") at your church, including 9 copies of the book to use in a small group setting.

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