Dear Reader, Thank YouProne To Love: An Introduction
Months earlier I had sent in the final manuscript for Surrendered & Untamed.
It had taken nearly five years to complete my first book. The hard, soul-searching, rewarding, discovery of my voice. Maybe I am a writer?
Just because one journey is complete doesn’t mean the story is over. I handed the book in, but I kept writing.
One day I asked God if I should write another book. I was hesitant. I wasn’t sure I wanted to write another book.
The joy and connection to my Fathers heart
So when I submitted a new book to my Father, I was a little unsure about whether it was a good idea. I didn’t want to disrupt the wonder of our writing times together with thoughts about, well, you, the reader… no offense.
The difference between writing a book and a journal is who reads it later. When I write a book, if I do it well, you, the reader, are invited into my writing time. You feel what I feel and see what I see. And along the way, hopefully, you discover new insights into who God in your own story.
To write a book is hard, vulnerable work. It forces me to put myself out there, to pursue things that might be uncomfortable, for both you and me. These ideas lead to hours, days, months and years of delving the depths of an aspect of God and my nature so I can communicate those thoughts feeling in a way that releases life. There is a contending that happens when I write, for you, the reader. A knowing that must be translated. There is a faithful plodding, and believing – that somehow we will arrive at a new and beautiful destination together. And there are many mountains and valleys along the way. And then after all that, there are the agents who say “maybe later” and the publishers who say “no, thanks.”
So, I well remember the day I hesitantly asked my Father if I should invite you into our writing times. And I remember His immediate “yes!” His encouragement was so overwhelming, I had to stop what I was doing to catch my breath. At that moment I sensed that what I would write next would be the most important thing I would ever write. It has been.
That was four years ago. I have felt my Father’s good pleasure over this book from the very first word. And while I couldn’t have given you the title that day, while there wasn’t a synopsis, I can say that in the last four years I have been transformed through the writing, and discovering, and living of this book’s message.
The book is titled Prone To Love and it releases with Destiny Image on Tuesday, Feb 18th.
And I believe it truly is the most important thing I will ever write. The message of this book has become the foundational thought that my life revolves around. It’s the transformational revelation that my life exists within.
This book is about the always good love of my heavenly Father. He loves me! And I know it, and I’m becoming sure. I’m being changed, I’m being restored, and renewed.
The discovery of His love is my one passion, my life’s true ambition. Over the last four years, I have been graced to write about it, to become convinced His love is the answer to all the questions, it’s the one sustaining joy, it’s the power of heaven to earth, and it’s the glory of sons and daughters. He loves me and I exist to become sure!
I hope you read this book. I had you in mind when I wrote it. I hope you can feel what I feel, and see what I see, and along the way become sure in the Fathers love. I hope that you discover your own story – He loves you, perfectly, completely, and always.
Dear reader, I want to thank you for the honor of writing this book for you. It’s changed my life.
Jason Clark is a writer, speaker and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.
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