I have a policy that I edit only books I love. Usually, I do a sample edit before taking on a new project so the author and I can determine whether I’m a good fit as the editor of that manuscript. Sometimes I have the chance to visit with the author in person even before that.
Early in April of this year, I received a phone call from Margaret Blincoe to schedule an appointment to discuss a book she had written. As soon as she described her book to me, I wanted to be part of this project. Margaret and I bonded immediately, and I knew working with her and working on Message in a Word would be a double blessing. I was right.
The book contains 52 devotionals, each based on a single word, defined in an acrostic that encapsulates the essence and essential truth of the word.
Does that not perfectly describe the GOSPEL?
Here is a quote from the back cover blurb:
MESSAGE IN A WORD
Words can heal or hurt, save or destroy. Words are so important that the Bible describes Jesus as The Word. Often we have tunnel vision and focus on what we think a word means, when God has so much more for us to see and understand. This book gives a different perspective on many common words, revealing the divinely inspired and inspiring message in the word.
Message in a Word is available in paperback and multi-format e-books from the publisher’s Web site and in paperback and Kindle edition from Amazon.com.
Margaret will be my guest here on Monday, August 2nd sharing the amazing story of how God directed the birth of this baby from conception through delivery. Every author I know talks about her books as her babies, but the description applies to Message in a Word in a unique way. You’ll want to be here to meet Margaret and learn how it all came about.
Disclosure: I received compensation from the publisher for editing and laying out the book, creating the electronic editions, and designing the Web site and promotional materials. I have received no compensation for writing about the book on my blog. I’m sharing with my readers because I love the book and think they will too. The links to Amazon.com are affiliate links.