Wednesday, September 05, 2007

I'd like to express my deepest sympathy to the family of Dr. D. James Kennedy, who went to be with the Lord this morning. I know he is rejoicing now, but it is a sad day for his family and friends. Dr. Kennedy went to graduate school at New York University with my father; they both worked on their doctorates there . . . kind of the end of an era. He will be missed.

It's getting down to the wire now with Kingdom of the Occult, and I have to tell you the pressure is pretty intense. I finished my last chapter a few days ago, and my co-author Kurt Van Gorden finished his, so now we're in the final editing stage. The problem is, I seem to be stuck in this I must edit this perfectly mode and I can't get out of it. I guess I just have to let go and realize the job is done.

Whew--writing is hard work. Once the manuscript is turned in, the copyeditor at Thomas Nelson gets it and starts looking for mistakes. Yippee. I can't wait for that. My editor has been really great--very supportive the entire way and very happy (thank God) with the book.

I'm delighted with the end result and I have to say I think it will help people to defend the faith, and who could ask for anything better than that? My manuscript deadline is September 14, and after that I will probably have a heart attack and die . . . just kidding. It seems the worst always happens after the stress is over.

I'll be back to blogging on a regular basis after next week--thanks very much for your prayers.


JohnD said...

Eulogy of a man...
dearly departed D. James Kennedy

10:21 PM  
JohnD said...

I think what I am most in awe about great men like Dr. Kennedy and your father Dr. Martin was how they appealed to others in the Body Christian to sincerely get busy about the King's business. That it required effort but not expertise. Faith, willingness, and submission are basically all God requires.

Both Walter and Jim expressed how scary it is to be a witness or rock the boat... and how one gets better with practice overcoming the fears and timidity we all have. It's not easy at first to share the Gospel or defend the truth when error tries to supplant it.

The Bible teaches that only God is good. I am beginning to see through examples like these holy men and those in the Bible that only God is great.

And that when we mere mortals submit to him humbly fully... God can do great things through us.

9:11 PM  
JohnD said...

By the way, congrats on meeting the deadline. I know the feeling about always wanting to tweak something you wrote or to think of things after the fact or a more clear way to state a point... But it's about letting go as you said. {smile}

You see? There is life after the deadline! Ha

9:13 PM  

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