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I do a lot of thinking in a days time, and occassionally a thought may be worth sharing. When that happens... I'll try to share it here!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

At a recent event, a dad with a young girl (5 or 6 years old) shared his concern to be a good daddy.  Later during casual conversation he shared this story...  Every night when he tucks her in, he tells her "Daddy loves you, Mommy love you, and Jesus loves you."  Once they were riding in the car when he asked her. "Do love your self?"   She held out her arm and looked at herself (skin) saying "Yea, look at it (me), I'm beautiful!"  He then told her why she is so beautiful. "Cause, God made you that way.  You know I love you, your mom loves you, and guess who else loves you very much?  JESUS!" I wrote asking permission to share this story, and assured him that he's being a GREAT dad, and this story proves it.
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Just finished an interview with He's Alive radio in Grantsville, MD.  Interview will air December 2 between 7 and 8:30 AM.  If you are outside the listening area, you can tune in at www.hesalive.net and click on the Listen Live Now button at the top of the page.  Thanks, Melissa for a good interview.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Been a while since I've posted throughts here, but I recently found out that there are very stiff penalties for destroying an eagle's nest, or an eagle's egg... yet we defend the right to an abortion of a "fetus."  Is there any rationale that could make sense of these two ideas.  The arguments I have read, all devalue human life, and elevate the "endangered species."  (Simply google penalties for destroying an eagle egg.)

Seems to me this is the consequence of several generations of teaching that we are here by chance, and therefore have no responsiblity to anyone, or anything greater than ourselves.  If one believes in a Creator, then this seems like a completely irrational state of affairs.
Longing for Eden Update for this week: If you missed the PA Proud interview, you can link to it, or download it at http://www.wisr680.com/home-mainmenu-1/podcasts/24-pa-proud


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Also:  Joseph Beth Booksellers were great hosts to my first book signing. They have a great event space, and do a lot to promote local writers. They have Longing in stock on their shelves. It's a wonderful store to visit.
 
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Monday, October 11, 2010

First In-Store Book Signing Event:

Event Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010

Event Time: 7:00 p.m.

Store Address:
‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎Joseph-Beth Booksellers
‎510 S 27th St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania‎
(412) 381-3600‎‎

Thursday, September 09, 2010

The national release has happened.  Longing is now available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Borders.  Amazon has the entire preface and story available to read online.  They also sell the Kindle version.  It's cheap at Barnes and Noble, and as always, available directly at www.longingforeden.com.  It also shows well in Google search if you search for Longing for Eden, or Henry Yoder book.


If you have ideas for a book signing in your area, email and we will make a plan.  I would love it.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Books have been available on http://www.longingforeden.com/ for about a month now, and sales have been quite good.  There is also a facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/manage/?act=55710319#!/pages/Longing-for-Eden/193081589433 and folks have posted some testimonials and comments.  Check it out and become a fan, if you haven't alread done so.  Here is one of my favorite comments so far:
Henry, I've spent the week reading and reflecting on "Longing for Eden". God used your honesty and insights to nourish me this week. It's a great book. I'm doing a sermon series on Christian Community and your book sums up the burden of my messages. Calvary is not primarily to save us from our sin and give us a ticket to heaven but to restore broken relationships w/ God and others. Coming to the cross is the starting place of the healing journey. I'm planning to refer to your book this Sunday and encourage folks to read it.

Thanks for being faithful and not letting your brokenness stop your ministry Joe Byler, Pastor Oakdale Mennonite Church
Very kind comments from a pastor I respect.
Thanks for checking in.

Monday, June 14, 2010

From the Publisher: The official release date of your book is August 31, 2010. The release date is only a date set by distributors and wholesalers to make sure the books are in place for ordering on all available sites and bookstores. On your release date, your book can be ordered at any major bookstore or online website, and that is the date we begin our initial marketing efforts for your book.


I will have my copies which I will be mailing to fill all of my orders no later than the first week of July. www.longingforeden.com.

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