Finally, after two years of waiting, praying and diligently searching for a publisher, we have signed a contract with Group Publishing in Colorado! They plan to release Pure Praise (formerly titled Praise More Powerful) in the United States and in Canada in December of 2008. They also plan�to promote Pure Praise�in some of their other international markets, including Australia and the UK.
Even as I�type these words, the bent-up emotions of such a long journey of faith and effort come pouring out onto the keys. Many of you have followed us throughout this waiting and hoping period. You have prayed for me and my family and for God to open the exact door at the exact time to the publisher He wanted for this study. I thank God for my wife and boys and for each of you who have encouraged me when I grew impatient and discouraged.
I also feel�great�gratitude toward my literary agent, David Sanford, and his fine team. I have known from our very first conversation that God would use David to lead us to whom He wanted. And so God did use him. David has believed in our study and the impact it can make from the first time he read the manuscript. He never lost heart even after so many “no’s” from other publishers along the way.
Group has an incredible reputation for producing life-changing Bible studies and books. Most recently, they have published a Bible study by Coach Tony Dungy, called Quiet Strength. Another amazing study series they publish is based on Discover God by Bill Bright. Their authors also include Leonard Sweet and Erwin McManus, to name just a few.
To God be all glory!! – Dwayne