Here Goes Nothing {the new title, the gorgeous cover, and the opportunity to join my launch team!}

It is just over six months until the book is released into the hands of the public. I am totally freaking out. And today, I am super duper excited to tell you all about the new title, show you the gorgeous cover, and invite you to be on my launch team! Because, Friends, there are perks.

It is just over six months until the book is released into the hands of the public. I am totally freaking out. And today, I am super duper excited to tell you all about the new title, show you the gorgeous cover, and invite you to be on my launch team! Because, Friends, there are perks.

The new title.

I lied to you. I told you my book was going to be called Gentle Whispers, but that is false, so I apologize.

When I first introduced the title eight months ago, I mentioned that the book is kind of like a Midwestern casserole: it covers a lot of different topics. For that reason, Thomas Nelson and I weren’t sure if the main ingredient of the book was potato or beef or vegetables.

You see, in the book I prayed each day for thirty days: 

God, help me to maintain the joy of being Wife and Mommy amid the daily grind. To see the world through Your eyes. To live intentionally. To build relationships and share Christ’s love with our neighbors. To learn what it really means to give. To collide motherhood with mission.

And when you pray prayers like that, you receive a casserole variety of answers.

So, while there are still plenty of the Lord’s gentle whispering in the book, we decided we wanted to focus on one of the other main ingredients – let’s say the potatoes – instead.

Hence, the title change. The book is now called, Here Goes Nothing: An Introvert’s Reckless Attempt to Love Her Neighbor.

Let’s break down that title very briefly:

I am an introvert, meaning that sometimes I feel awkward in new surroundings, and once in awhile meeting new people makes me uncomfortable, and most of the time I reenergize by being alone. But then there’s this big command in the Bible that tells me to love my neighbor, and I wonder how those two things mix. {How can I love people when I don’t love being around people all the time?

That is what makes this command feel a little reckless to me. Build relationships? Share the gospel with others?! Yup, pretty crazy for this introvert. But that is what I attempt to explore in this book.

I can hear all my extroverted friends out there saying, “So I guess your book doesn’t apply to me and I shouldn't waste my time reading it?” Incorrect.

The point of the book is that we can be at peace with who we are, yet we can also be at peace with the fact that Christ calls us to a reckless kind of love that makes our hands feel clammy at times. The point is to recognize God’s “I love you’s” in the everyday moments of our lives, and to be God’s “I love you’s” to the everyday people in our lives. No matter our personalities.

Fun stuff to chat about, laugh, get frustrated, learn, and think about in a world that seems less and less concerned with their "neighbors," am I right?

The gorgeous cover.

I can't get over how much I love it.

Border: "What if, instead of staying inside my thick, introverted shell, I prayed for courage to step out and build relationships with our neighbors? What if, instead of making a to-do list, I prayed for God to guide my daily activities? What if, instead of waiting for people to knock on our door, I intentionally looked for ways to show Christ’s love and kindness?"

Border: "What if, instead of staying inside my thick, introverted shell, I prayed for courage to step out and build relationships with our neighbors? What if, instead of making a to-do list, I prayed for God to guide my daily activities? What if, instead of waiting for people to knock on our door, I intentionally looked for ways to show Christ’s love and kindness?"

The opportunity to join my launch team.

The book will release on February 28, 2017, and I need help getting the word out before then. Would you like to join the fun? Because I would love for you to be on my launch team!

"What the heck is a launch team?" you may wonder. Well, it’s a group of people who love books, who like reading books before they come out, and who enjoy sharing with other people what they thought about the books they have read.

Sounds exciting, right?

I have only 50 spaces available for this team, so you will want to sign up quickly! Here is a little more information.

Requirements for the Here Goes Nothing Launch Team include:

Comfortable with commenting and sharing on social media. I am on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but you can use other social media outlets as well!

Willing to write reviews of the book on Amazon and Barnes&Noble.

At least 18 years old.

Requirements DO NOT include:

Being an introvert – I am tolerant of all personality types, and I think all personality types have stuff to learn from each other.

A large platform – You don’t need to have a huge following or a million friends to join me. 

Living in a certain area of the world - If you are from Great Britain and have a cool accent, I especially want you on my team. But seriously, anyone and anywhere.

Perks for joining the Here Goes Nothing launch team include:

Receiving a PDF copy of the book three months before the release date.

Participating in a private Facebook Group to get insider news, updates, and content related to the release of the book.

Walking with me behind the scenes as I bumble through the release of my first book. {Yay!}

One more reason to sign up quickly:

The first fifteen to sign up for my launch team will also receive a free #Introvert t-shirt! In Chapter 3, I talk about how I wish my t-shirts could do all my Christian evangelizing for me. So I asked my mom to help me design this one. It's so fantastic, I can hardly stand it.

Again, there are only 50 spots available, so sign up quickly. Simply fill out the form below with your basic information to apply, and I will be in touch with you soon! THIS IS GOING TO BE FUN.

And oh yeah I almost forgot something kind of important: the book is now available to preorder! Eeeekkk.

Follow any of these links to seal the deal today.

 

 

Here goes nothing. {OH MY WORD, HERE GOES NOTHING.}
Kendra

 

P.S. To read even more information about the book, click on this link.

 

HERE GOES NOTHING LAUNCH TEAM APPLICATION FORM:

{SLOTS FOR THE "HERE GOES NOTHING" LAUNCH TEAM ARE FULL. AND MY HEART IS FULL OF DEEP GRATITUDE AT YOUR SUPPORTIVE RESPONSE TO THIS WHOLE PROCESS! THANK YOU SO MUCH!}