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We just added a new page where you can download PDF files of a commentary on the book of Acts that I have been working on for several years. You can access it through the "Writings" link on the main menu above or click here to go there directly.
Writing Understanding the Prophetic Nature was a big, all-consuming effort and sometimes it was easy to lose sight of the purpose behind that effort. What was my motivation behind this book? Why did I write it? What is its mission? To understand that, you must understand me.
In publication-ese a "galley proof" is the manuscript of a book that has been formatted to look exactly like the final printed form of the book. Two weeks ago I received the galley proof of Understanding the Prophetic Nature from the publisher, reviewed it and sent it back with some suggested changes. The publisher made the changes and sent it to me again for my approval. Since it looked good, I readily approved it and it is now on it's way to the printer. They won't print a lot of copies that have to be kept in inventory, since this will be a "print on demand" sort of thing.
Prophets seem to be popping up everywhere! This is to be expected, since as we near the time of Jesus’ second coming, He is restoring to the church ministries that seemed to disappear only a few short centuries after the church began. In recent years this restoration has been especially true of the office of the prophet. Do you know people who seem to be gifted in the prophetic ministry? What makes them tick? Why do they sometimes misbehave in the church? Especially concerning, is that they sometimes conflict with pastors! Somehow, two ministries that God intended to complement each
We're getting closer! I submitted the final manuscript files to the publisher this morning. Over the next two weeks they will review the files, perform a basic copy edit (punctuation, grammar & such) and then let me know if everything is still in good shape. They will also create the front & back cover. Once everything is in good shape, it will go to the printer. This is getting exciting! :>)
I wrote a book! It's titled Understanding the Prophetic Nature. It took me a year, but it is finally finished. I spoke my heart in the pages of that book and I'm hoping that its message will impact my readers. Now, I have to get it published! That process, I'm finding, is not a simple path. There is a whole lot more to this publishing thing than simply smearing ink on paper. So, we're taking it one step at a time and this website – JohnTReagan.com – is our first practical step.