Pastor Kevin Sanders

"He must increase, but I must decrease." -John 3:30

My Next Book!

Some of you have asked if I plan to write another book.  

I am now considering a second book!  But I’ll need YOUR help.

I’m thinking of publishing a book based on the Learning the Hard Way series.  I may choose some of the stories that I’ve already posted on the blog (with a more expanded response).  But I’ll need more contributions in order to make a whole book. 

If you’d like to contribute to this project, send me your story of how you learned the hard way.   The instructions would be about the same as the website contributions:

*I’ll consider stories from anyone, but I’m primarily interested in hearing from Filipinos.

*Your real name and email will be kept anonymous. I will give you a pseudonym or nickname, and I might give some very general information (example: “John,” a first year college student).

*I’ll be responsible for editing the English.

*Your story must be submitted through email—not in the comments section here. If you are extremely cautious, just create an free email address for the purpose of corresponding with me.

*You must specifically tell me that you are interested in having this story printed. I never post the content of someone’s email (even anonymously) without his/her permission.

*The story should be no more than about 4 pages. 

Here are a few more things to consider:

You will not get any royalties if I use your story (remember—you’ll be completely anonymous and I’ll be the only one who knows your identity).  If this seems unfair, please keep something else in mind:  I have a lot of work to do after you submit your story (editing, emailing you for clarification, etc).  It isn’t just as simple as copying and pasting your work into the book. 

Since this is going to be printed, I will get your approval on the final version of your story.  I want to be 100% sure we are both satisfied no one could identify you by the story.

If I do use your story, I’ll give you an autographed copy of the new book (once it is printed). 

Your story might keep someone else from committing your mistakes or encourage others who have made the same mistakes. 

So, do you want to help with this project?  First, go back and read the original post that started the Learning the Hard Way.  Then let me know if you are interested

I’m waiting . . .

13 Comments

  1. Brilliant! I love the idea of your next book.

    When is the deadline for the submission of the stories?

    Personally, I have no issues about royalties. You’re being a tent-maker in your own way. I know that whatever proceeds your books generate will simply ensure that your ministry will keep on.

    God bless you in this new endeavor, kapatid.

    E

  2. I haven’t set a deadline for submissions.

    I’d love to have it written before next school year, so the sooner the better.

  3. I didnt read your first book yet but the second one is something to look forward to. Hope you get tons of stories.

  4. Hi kuya Kevin,

    I am willing to share about my relationship that we’re now in a hard time situation. It is fine if I will talk in tagalog? I should be send you an email to tell the story? Pls I need a bless from God if we can make it to stand strong for the test of time.

    Gena

  5. Gena,

    Tagalog is OK but PLEASE don’t use TEXTolog (typing with text slang).

  6. anonymousGirl

    03/15/2009 at 5:01 pm

    brilliant idea! glad to have someone like you.
    i will encode my story and email it as soon as it is done. my story is a really interesting one and i’m sure everyone can learn a thing or two from it.

  7. hello kuya kevin! ngaun lang ako ulit nagpramdam…

    ur idea is awesome!i want to share my exp..hope it would not be so too late from the date of submission…
    God bless po….
    ~ cutedimple

  8. It isn’t too late; I’m still accepting stories.

  9. Hi Kuya Kevin! ^_^ I sent you an e-mail. I hope you’ll get to read it. I know you’re very busy and a tons of e-mails are pouring in your mailbox every day. Hopefully, sana mapasama din sa book mo. ^_^ hehehehe. Will your book be available sa National Bookstore at sa Philippine Christian bookstore around Cavite area? I will surely read it! God bless you Kuya Kevin. Keep Rockin’!

  10. I’m interested. I’ll send an email soon.

  11. I can tell you my story too….I would like to know if I am or will be doing the right thing with my relationship. Will email you my story

  12. i would like to be part of your second book kuya kevin. i will email my story, which i guess all person in walks of life can relate and learn from my experience. i will email soon.

  13. The manuscript on the 2nd book is already finished.

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