May 2, 2012
Ever feel like Christians are known more by what they’re against than what they’re for? Does the Bible ever seem like a book that tells you what not to do? Ever feel like if you’re not miserable, you must be outside God’s will?
Mike Glenn, Senior Pastor of Brentwood Baptist Church, grew up with the same mentality. But in The Gospel of Yes Mike reminds us that from the time of creation, God has been a God of YES. God’s most powerful word opens our eyes to everything He does. God said “yes” to creating a world for us to live in and “yes” to inviting us into a relationship with Him. After all, the gospel is good news!
We are very, very excited about Mike's new book, The Gospel of Yes, which comes out June 5th.
We're writing to ask you if you'd be open to helping Mike with his new book in the form of a video endorsement.
Here's how it works:
- We send you an advanced copy of The Gospel of Yes right away via UPS Next Day Air. (And you’ll get four more later!)
- You read the book.
- Record a 60-90 second video explaining why other pastors & ministry leaders might be interested in preaching about the subject matter, why small groups or Sunday School classes should read through the book, or whatever YOU think pastors should or can do with the message of this book.
- You email or mail us the rough video file or tape by June 1 (or about then) and we'll take care of editing it.
We plan to use these videos in our outreach to pastors regarding The Gospel of Yes, primarily through an email that will get sent to thousands of pastors all across the United States and a landing page on WaterBrookMultnomah.com that will house the videos.
If you're open to helping Mike through this campaign, we'd love to send you five copies of The Gospel of Yes. One for you, tomorrow, and four to give away as you see fit when you submit your video.
If you'd like to help or have questions, please contact Chris Sigfrids at chris@WaterBrookPress.com.
Senior Online Marketing Manager
What others are saying about The Gospel of Yes...
“Christians are often known by what they are against rather than what they are for. This stance results from seeing God as a cosmic naysayer, out to coerce our compliance and punish us when we get off track. In The Gospel of Yes, Mike Glenn offers a bold and inspiring corrective. When we start living in the truth of God’s ‘yes’ it changes everything—our view of God, our view of ourselves, and our view of the world. Read it. Embrace it. Share it.”
—Michael Hyatt, chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
“I talk to people every day who have racked up a huge pile of debt and put their families at risk just so they can live someone else's definition of the good life. But there's a better way to live. In The Gospel of Yes, Mike Glenn shows you God's way of living life from the ‘yes’. Now you can say ‘yes’ to destiny, ‘yes’ to forgiveness, ‘yes’ to God!”
—Dave Ramsey, New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio host
“God’s ‘yes’ in Jesus Christ leads to our discovering who God made each of us to be. Mike Glenn opens our eyes to the truth that God has said ‘yes’ over us, and it is our simple calling to do God’s ‘yes’ and to be that ‘yes’.”
—Scot McKnight, author of The King Jesus Gospel and One.Life
“This is not a ‘prosperity gospel, name-it-and-claim-it’ book. This is a ‘glorious God, love Him and praise Him’ book. All Christ-followers will be challenged and encouraged by it. Mike Glenn provides a solid biblical foundation for building authentic relationships with God, with others, and with ourselves.”
—Sandra D. Wilson, PhD, seminary professor, spiritual director, and author of Into Abba's Arms and Released from Shame
“Mike Glenn is my pastor, friend, and counselor. He is the right person to author a book about a positive approach to the power and purpose of Jesus Christ. Mike’s emphasis on changing our negative views to those things positive was evident back when I first met him. Now, in The Gospel of Yes, he has given all of us the ‘yes’ that he instilled in me.”
—Brad Paisley, Grammy Award Winning recording artist and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year
“Too many Christians are living a smaller life than the one God designed for them. They accept unnecessary limitations because they fail to trust God’s ‘yes’. When you listen to God’s ‘yes’, you find your identity and discover your calling. Let Mike Glenn point you toward your destiny as you hear the most powerful word God will ever speak to you.”
—Mark Batterson, author of The Circle Maker, Soulprint, and In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day
“Mike Glenn is that rare incisive, profound thinker who knows how to put the cookies on the lower shelf where the rest of us can enjoy them. The Gospel of Yes is filled with chewy delights you can easily reach. Don’t miss these treats.”
—Jerry B. Jenkins, New York Times best-selling author; owner of the Christian Writers Guild
“Soon after I started The Gospel of Yes, I was no longer reading the message, I was savoring the message. I heard afresh how much God loves me. I heard anew how much He cares for the plans of my life. I heard that God is more interested in telling me ‘yes’ than ‘no’. This book is remarkable. And my reaction at the conclusion of my reading surprised me. I wanted to read it again.”
—Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources
”When we want to accomplish something, we start with a clear destination. We don’t think about the places we don’t want to go, just the place we have determined to reach. The Gospel of Yes is all about living in line with that purpose, with our own ‘yes’. Having watched Mike live out his ‘yes’, and seeing the explosive growth of his church, I am glad he took the time to share his blueprint with the rest of us.”
—Skip Prichard, president and CEO of Ingram Content Group
“This was one of those books where my highlighter wore out before I even finished the introduction. I can't wait to see what will happen to a culture that, up to this point, has believed that God's favorite word is ‘no’. They will be changed by The Gospel of Yes.”
—Jon Acuff, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Quitter and Stuff Christians Like