This week I am joined by my nearly 10 month old son, Alexander Grayson James. The topics are my book, my new harmonicas, All Hallows Eve, and All Saints Day. This all happens while feeding Alex his breakfast.
I give you all a quick update on the book. In only 7 days we met our Kickstarter goal of $1000.00 so it looks like the book will be available by Christmas. Knowing that I redid the math and found that even with the amount we raised that we are still a few hundred dollars short of the original printing costs. Well over the weekend Beacon of Hope Bookstore donated 20% of all their Friday sales to the publishing my book. That combined with more generous givers on Kickstater over the weekend brought in $360 dollars more.
All that being said, if we raise another $600 it looks like we will be able to print hardcover books instead of softcover. We have until November 14th (18 days) to raise this amount so if we do then that’s the plan. If not then we will go with the original softcover books. To those of you who have given so generously, I can’t thank you enough. For those of you who are still considering I’d love for you to read the foreword to the book that Ben DeBono wrote and see if it doesn’t help you make a decision to be a part of this campaign.
Wow, what a great Sunday. Had a great day of leading music at church and great fellowship with our people. When I arrived home tonight I saw that we had another donor and we are now only $365.00 away from meeting our goal.
God has been so good and I am so grateful to all of you who have been so generous by helping me to raise the funds to publish this book. I can’t wait to share your rewards with you in the not too distant future.
Thank you for posting links to the Kickstarter page on your social media and for talking it up with your friends. I couldn’t do this without your help.
Our guest this week on Voices In My Head Ben Gowell. is Ben Gowell is a session guitarist and producer based out of Phoenix, Arizona. He has played on many studio recordings, including projects by Paul Baloche, Michael W. Smith, Sara Groves, and others. He has traveled the world teaching classes and seminars on electric guitar. He is also the music pastor at Christ’s Church of the Valley in Phoenix.
Jonathan Nicholas has ignited passion through music for the past 20 years as a worship leader, arranger, songwriter, concert artist, and consultant to worship teams. Since 2003, Jonathan has served as the Worship and Arts Pastor at The Woods Church in Michigan. His love for God and the church is evident as he fervently lives out his call to see generations engage in authentic heartfelt worship. Jonathan was signed as an exclusive songwriter for LifeWay Worship in 2011. He and his wife Rachel live in metro Detroit with their four children Halle, Lilla, Eli and Luca.