July 17, 2006
Christian Booksellers Association Convention - Denver, CO
My husband Joel and I returned a few days ago from Denver, Colorado where we attended the CBA Convention. Our goals in attending this annual trade show were twofold: first, we were on a mission to discover what new materials (if any) were on the horizon regarding the abortion issue in general, and abortion and the church more specifically. And second, we wanted the opportunity to talk with publishers and distributors about our new book, Secret Sin: When God's People Choose Abortion.
What we found was disappointing, if not predictable. We spoke with every major publisher at the CBA and not one of them had a new product to promote on the abortion issue. The more promising aspect of our conversations, however, was that most of the publishers responded that such materials are definitely needed. Very few of us are knocking on these doors, apparently, but given the right tone and adequate persistance, I believe the climate toward books pertaining to pulling back the curtain on abortion and its affect on the church is a friendly one.
Please pray that God would raise up more people -- more writers -- to talk about abortion from the personal perspective (not the political one) -- and in a healthy and truthful manner -- and that the publishers would enthusiastically step up to publish and distribute them.
To the glory of God forever,