Have you ever wanted to write a book? In this conversation episode, I sit down with my friend Tom Fuerst and told us the story of how he wrote his first book. Tom is a pastor at Christ Church in Memphis, Tennessee and is one of my favorite people.
Here is what we talk about:
- How Abingdon approached Tom.
- The given specifics.
- The timeline of writing and submitting a book.
- If you want to write a book, you need to teach studies and preach sermons.
- Learn to keep your notes and research. There is your book work right there.
- Do double duty with the notes you take.
- The Adam Hamilton method of writing a book.
- Busy pastors maximize their time.
- Do you have something special to say?
- The power of vulnerability in telling stories and writing books. (and preaching sermons)
- Let’s tell a story about how absolutely wild scripture can get.
- Don’t be boring.
- Write the introduction first by telling a story.
- Tom doesn’t use Evernote.
- How Tom manuscripts his writing (and his sermons).
- Write a book in a way that is actually Christian.
- Don’t neglect your family.
- The timeline of actually writing.
- Utilizing time off, contracts and taking a writing leave.
- Why writing isn’t Tom’s thing.
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