I'm not very self-introspective, but every author will go through the insecurity of wondering, "Does anyone read anything I write?" So it's encouraging when you find out that your books are actually making a difference. Two such findings this week... 1) Leadership Journal named Vision: Lost and Found with a 2012 Leadership Book Award. I was shocked because I didn't even know my book was in consideration. There were a total of 10 books awarded, including titles by Andy Stanley, Wayne Cordeiro and Tim Keller. Regarding Vision, the reviewer shared the following:
We love a story shared with transparency and vulnerability. This book is packed with enlightening insights into revitalization, the great need of the Church!" (Wayne Schmidt, Leadership Journal, Winter 2013)
2) Liezel Oosthuizen wrote a very thorough review of Vision. I was so encouraged to see her insights and takeaways. You can read her entire review here, but one quote that stuck out to me was...
This book didn’t take a lot of processing or working through. Just a really exciting story of a church with leaders who followed while God was leading them through big changes that would take Granger church and their vision places they never thought it would go. The hardships are very real but the fact that God is always victorious in His work is so evident.