For those of you that have been waiting for THE SHACK in hardback, it is out today! And, do they look awesome! This edition has larger type and an appendix in the back entitled, “The Story Behind The Shack“. In it, the author, William “Paul” Young wrote it to tell how he came to craft this story, and how it came to be published by a circle of friends.
But shouldn’t the hardback version come out before the paperback? Well, that’s how most publishers do it, but we’re accidental publishers, remember? There is a larger profit margin in hardback books, which is why publishers do them first and then bring out the paperback version. We considered all that with the first printing, but our priority was to put this story in the hands of as many people as we could, and not worry about our profit margin. But so many people want to plow through this story again and again and take notes in the margin, that they asked us for something more permanent. That made sense to us so we ordered up a hardback printing for those who wanted it for their libraries, or those who wanted something more fancy to give as a gift. You can get it from us at Lifestream, or you can order it from the Windblown Media site.
I almost hated to post this today, because there’s been so much focus on THE SHACK here this week. I know some of you are loving the behind the scenes look and, yes, we’re having a lot of fun with what’s going on. But in the end, the book is still an ‘it.’ and I want most of our conversation to be filled with a HIM! This journey is not about books or publishing ventures, as fun as that might all be. It is about knowing him, about learning to live in the love of an awesome Father, and by living in him be transformed into his image.
He is still the reason I wake in the morning, and behind all that we do here. Don’t ever let your excitement (or even despair) over anyTHING going on in your life, ever trump the simple glory of living in him on this day! May he grow in you this weekend and may we all learn better how to yield to his ways!