On Saturday September 10, Wordsmith Bookshoppe in Galesburg, IL is hosting an author Meet & Greet and Book Signing for my new book, Butterfly Believers, from 1:00-3:00 PM. The address is 235 East Main Street, Galesburg, IL 61401 and the book store phone number is 309.351.7767. The store’s website is https://www.wordsmithbookshoppe.com/.
Butterfly Believers is an inspiring devotional book about moving step by step towards maturity, and blossoming into the beautiful Imago Dei. The writing reflects the work of the entomologist, the worship leader, the biblical scholar, the pastoral caregiver, and the everyday man-on-the-street who’s trying to make sense of what it takes to be in this world while living for the Kingdom of God. There are references to the lyrics of several Christian songs. The foreword is written by Eddie Espinosa, writer of the classic worship song, Change My Heart, O God. This was my theme song as I researched and wrote the book.
The transformations that occur in butterflies take place in every stage of their existence. There is never a day when an egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, or butterfly is the same as it was the day before. This is also true of people. We are always growing, changing, and becoming. There’s always more to learn, always room for more refinement. Many believers struggle with their spiritual life and wonder why they’re not growing. In this book, the author uses metamorphosis as an analogy, breaking down the steps to growth and change, making it easier to understand what it takes to succeed as a follower of Christ, and making the process interesting and fun.
Inspired by a study of Romans 12:1-2, Butterfly Believers consists of forty devotional readings, each one based on one aspect of the butterfly life cycle. The author shows how believers are like that in a specific way, adding a relevant verse or two from the Bible. In the same way a butterfly changes every single day, Butterfly Believers are also transforming continuously, moving towards spiritual maturity “until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13, NIV).