Update From Terri Pontius

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.

–Terri Pontius

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32 Responses to Update From Terri Pontius

  1. Sue McCombs says:

    Terri, I can’t tell you how much I love your husband and how grateful I am to the Lord for for guiding me to his books! Thank you, thank you for sharing his blogs, what a gift!!! My husband and I moved to Saratoga Springs a little over a year ago to be by our daughter, I had no idea you were here as well and that we were so close to where such bounteous blessings were being bestowed. Visions of Glory and Journey to the Veil are truly works directed by the Lord. Sincerely, Sue McCombs. Stillwater Ward


  2. Teena Taylor says:

    Thank you so much, I am so looking forward to it. Teena Taylor


  3. Maureen says:

    I am so excited for this new book! I was introduced to John’s books less than a year ago when I met Kent and Linda P., who grew up with you. Linda and I have become great friends, and at the same time I have read more and more from John’s books. There is no way I can describe how much they have meant in my life.
    I sure would like to meet you sometime. Do you still do firesides?
    Thank you so much for your work.


  4. Mel says:

    This has been my favorite place to be this past year. I have read every blog, listened to every fireside (more than once) and read the books. I cannot seem to get enough as I am changing, growing and learning. The scriptures have new meaning to me, thanks to John.
    I express my sincere gratitude to John and to everyone else involved here for this gold mine of light to my soul.
    I will be sharing this book with my seeking friends. Thank you and God bless you Terri.


  5. Nancy Wiggins Richards says:

    I met you briefly 2 years ago at your home when my husband and I spent the evening with John. We promised to keep in touch, and I’ve been thinking about that promise. We’ll be in Utah soon and would love to meet with you if convenient. Nancy


  6. Regina says:

    I’m adding this upcoming book to my Christmas Wish List. Thank you for all you do.

    Also, please send our love to ‘Spencer’.

    Regina 🙂


    • Terri Pontius says:

      I know, Regina, I too am just thrilled it will be out in time for Christmas. It was a true miracle! And I know Spencer follows this blog, so he has seen your warm wishes for him, thank you.


  7. Tami says:

    I am so looking forward to this as well! I perfect gift from me to me! 🙂


  8. Marsha says:

    Dear Terri,
    Thank you for all of the time, effort, and love you have given to put together this special book. I have received many personal blessings reading John’s books and blog site and always tell friends this is my favorite blog. It is so filled with the Spirit and with Light! May the Lord continue to bless and be with you and with us all in the days ahead.

    Love and blessings,


    • Terri Pontius says:

      Marsha, it is an honor for me to hear this. Yes, I too have been so blessed by this site and the amazing exchange of truth that always goes on with everyone. That’s exactly why I felt that these blogs were worthy to publish…because they are so uplifting and easy to read. Thank you so much, Marsha, and God bless you.


  9. Mila says:

    Wonderful news Terri! Thank you for your part in bringing about this book of unblogs! What a blessing for all of us to enjoy and share with family and friends!



  10. Debbie says:

    I’m excited to read “Journey to the veil”.


  11. Lorrie Lou A says:

    What a sweet surprise and delight! Each day I receive either “Unblog” and/or “Perfect Day” posts in my email inbox is like Christmas morning all over again!

    Now with Terri’s announcement about receiving “Journey to the Veil” before Christmas it seems that I’m a kid all over again! I am more than super excited!!! I’m giggling with anticipation. I have NO DOUBTS that John was there helping you with this inspired project Terri.

    I echo Rena’s sentiments, “Thank you for your tireless energies to bring this book about!!!”

    And Vicki’s, “I can’t wait to get it. I appreciate the love, time an effort that you put into it.”

    And Laurie’s, “by doing this, you are an instrument in assisting countless souls in returning to our Father.” Including little ol’ me. 🙂

    Again, my deepest gratitude for all your hard work to bring John’s unblog posts to each of us in book form.

    May the sweetest blessings of Heaven be upon you Terry for all your efforts on our behalf.

    If you would please post a link as soon as you’re able for the preorders of this wonderful resource, I would greatly appreciate it.
    Warmest wishes,
    Lorrie Lou 🙂


    • Terri Pontius says:

      Lorrie Lou, you have really touched my heart! You are so cute! 🙂 All these kind comments have really made me feel it’s all been worth it…Thank you! And of course I will keep everyone constantly updated every step of the way.


  12. Carol says:

    I just wanted to share in the enthusiasm and gratitude for your hard work. It is wonderful to know that it will come out during Christmas gift giving, a very meaningful gift of the heart. I think of the strength we will all need to draw upon in times to come, thanking Heaven for these tutorials to build upon 🙂 Bless you for your efforts and generosity towards people you don’t even physically know!


    • Terri Pontius says:

      Carol, your words are so kind…and so enthusiastic! I need that right now…I’m presently working through the manuscript (again!) to create the index…so thanks for your encouragement!


  13. Deborah says:

    Dear Terri,

    Thank you so much for putting this book together. John’s blog has been one of my very favorite sites online for uplifting my spirit, elevating my horizons for eternal truths and possibilities. The wonderful quality about this blog has been the peace and lack of contention found here along with the all these gems of experience John has shared with all who were visitors to his blog.

    I look forward to the upcoming book release with much anticipation and pleasure.



    • Terri Pontius says:

      Thank you, Deborah. I too always loved the spirit of the UnBloggers. We truly are like family…it is a Zion experience being with you all.


  14. Laurie says:

    My dearest sister Teri, what marvelous news! In time for Christmas! I rejoice with you! Putting the book together with the help of your beloved John, your other guardian angels, and your friend, sounds like a wonderful and comforting way to spend your time. And by doing this, you are an instrument in assisting countless souls in returning to our Father. There is no greater work! I thank you dear Terri. 🙂
    Love always, Laurie


  15. Light gatherer says:

    I am thrilled to hear the good news. Can’t wait to read and cherish this book as I do the blog. Thank you for your continuing efforts.


  16. Vicki says:

    Thanks Terri, I can’t wait to get it. I appreciate the love, time an effort that you put into it.


  17. Rena says:

    I am so thrilled and excited to see the UnBlog in hard copy!!! Sometimes it’s just inconvenient to be online and being able to take a book to a quite place is much more fulfilling. I am blessed every day by the support and proclamation of those of the UnBlog. He Lives! And we know it!!! Thank you for your tireless energies to bring this book about!!!


    • Terri Pontius says:

      Thank you Rena! I only wish I could have included more blogs–and everyone’s comments. It was the comments that really make the UnBlog amazing–John and I always said. But I am truly excited to get some of these beautiful UnBlogs out to more gospel seekers. Thanks for your love and support!


  18. Eric says:

    I’m so excited to see this becoming a reality! I know John anticipated and envisioned this book before he “graduated”, and to see it with a probable launch date is so cool.

    I look forward to more updates as we approach the publication date.


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