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Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Howard Books
Publication Date: 2006
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)|
Author: Beth Lueders
Located in: Colorado Springs, CO
Submitted: February 14, 2006
Tell us a little about yourself. I grew up in a rural Nebraska town of less than 175 people, but God has allowed me to travel the world and meet so many incredible people through my work as a journalist. I love the outdoors and feel quite blessed to live in the beauty of Colorado. I enjoy sharing my sense of humor and making people laugh. (Youíll find touches of my humor throughout Two Days Longer.) For more personal and professional details about me, visit my Web site, MacBethCom.com.
What was your motivation behind this project? God. He truly led me to the theme of waiting on Him. As I was originally brainstorming book ideas, I jotted down these questions: Why do I trust God when life circumstances say, ďcurse God and dieĒ? What is it about this God that keeps drawing me closer to His heart? How has God shown me His character as Iíve waited on Him and endured? Suddenly my book theme of enduring through tragedy expanded into seeing Godís character through enduring and waiting. Then He led me to John 11:6, and the ďtwo days longerĒ in this verse became the bookís title. My passion and drive for writing Two Days Longer comes from my deep desire to help people follow the steady voice of God in all of lifeís trials and triumphs.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? My prayer is that readers will come away with a fuller view of God and His amazing character. I also hope the book encourages and bolsters anyone who is weary from waiting. I understand the pains of deferred hopes and dreams. Iíve grappled with the angst and anxiety of waiting for marriage and children. For twenty years Iíve endured chronic physical pain. Iíve braved the years as mental illness crippled and cancer eventually killed my mother. Iíve waited alongside my dying father in his twelve-year battle with cancer. I know the frustrations of losing jobs and waiting for promised income. Yet in lifeís postponements and holdups, Iíve experienced the joy and hope that only God can offer. I pray that Two Days Longer refreshes readers with this same joy and hope. May we all learn to trust and rest in our always-on-time Creator.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? My greatest inspiration is Godís Word. Iím constantly amazed at how God uses the Bible to deliver perfectly timed messages in our point of need. A couple of my favorite authors/speakers include Max Lucado, Beth Moore, Chuck Swindoll, Anna Quindlen, and Patricia Cornwell. Iím also a fan of musical artists Margaret Becker, Point of Grace, Nichole Nordeman, Jeremy Camp, Chris Tomlin, and the list goes on.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Iím working on sequel to Two Days Longer so stay tuned. God is always worth the wait!