Dear UnBlog Family,
I wanted to update you all on the book I am compiling of selected UnBlogs by John Pontius. First of all, let me tell you that it has been a joy to work on this book! I have truly felt the angels by my side (especially John) every single day. In addition to this sweetness, I received special help from a dear friend, Sanford, who John and I met in 2011. He called me one day and offered to help simply because he felt a prompting to do so; and he has been absolutely invaluable to me with his scholarship, spiritual insight and editorial expertise. Thank you, Sanford, for your incredible work and Christlike service!
I had been working faithfully on reading, selecting, and editing the blogs since March, but was told by the publisher (Cedar Fort) that the book would be not published until at least February or April of 2014. Then a few weeks ago when I was visiting our son in Texas, they called me and said that if I finished the manuscript by July 1st, it could be published in November in time for Christmas! I was delighted, and flew back early to get the book finished by that deadline—and we did it!
So “Journey to the Veil” (its present title) will be on the shelves in November 2013, in time for Christmas. I can’t believe it—and yet of course I can. It is another testimony to me yet again of the never-ending tender mercies of the Lord.
I am actually excited for this book to be published. John’s stories and unique spiritual insights are in an easy-to-read format of short blogs, and are also arranged by topic rather than by date. As I was working with them, I realized that this is the “How To” book for Visions of Glory. It explains clearly and succinctly how we can become a Zion people and achieve the glories described in that book. So it is not too surprising that the Lord wanted it to follow so closely on the heels of VOG. I am just so humbled by it all.
Thank you, each and every one of you, for keeping the UnBlog alive with your reading and comments. You have each touched my life, and I will never forget the joy and brotherhood in Christ that you gave to my husband through the years. Perhaps this book will be able to carry some of that special joy within its pages; that is surely my deepest desire.