Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised! (Ps. 48:1)
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. (Ps. 138:8)
The day has finally arrived! Now That I'm Called: A Guide for Women Discerning a Call to Ministry has released! It's been more than 10 years since God planted the idea for this book on my heart. More than 10 years of praying for God to fulfill his purpose for me and to not forsake the work of his hands. More than 10 years of asking God, "What about now? Is it time yet?" But God's timing is always perfect.
I'm so excited to share this new book with you! It won't be perfect. You'll find mistakes; I already have! But God is so good and gracious to use our feeble words and use them for his glory. That's what I pray he does--that he takes my humble offering and turns it into something good for the Church. I love the Church, and I love Jesus Christ and want others to know him. As we look around at increasing suicide rates, school shootings, human rights injustices, etc., we remember Jesus' words: the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. God is calling women to be workers in his field of ministry. So for these women, I pray my book will encourage and embolden them to be obedient to the Lord. For men, I pray my book will open their eyes and hearts to vision how to create spaces for women in vocational ministry.
If you order a book, I'd love to hear how God is using it to encourage, equip, or even call you for gospel ministry. Even if you are not called to vocational ministry, every believer is called to ministry. Here's how you can help spread the word about the book today (and any day!). Would you please consider:
- Tweet about the book.
- Post a link to the book or this blog post.
- Write a review on Amazon and Goodreads.
- Post a picture with your copy of the book.
Since it's release day, I wanted to be sure that all the media mentions the book has received were gathered together in one place!
- Why I wrote the book: Part I and Part II
- Christianity Today: A Woman's Guide to Seminary
- ChurchLeaders.com podcast: Discerning Your Call
- Beeson Podcast: Women and a Call to Ministry
- Steve Walton's book review: Helpful book
- Publishers Weekly: Book Review
- Outreach magazine: Review and Q&A
- Outreach magazine excerpt: Does the Bible Restrict the Callings of Women?
Because it's RELEASE DAY, I want to give away one free copy from my personal stash. Just enter with the rafflecopter before midnight tonight for a chance to win. I'll announce the winner tomorrow!