My Super Fun and Exciting News!


Well, folks, I’ve been teasing about it for days, so here it is– my big news!

I am super crazy excited to announce that I have signed a contract with Thomas Nelson publishers to collaborate on a writing project with none other than the amazing Max Lucado!

If you’ve read Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer by Max Lucado (released last year) then you are familiar with his idea of “pocket prayers.” The whole book is about how prayer is a heartfelt conversation with God– that you can invite him in without the flowery words or flashy show, and God shows up. It’s about being free to connect with God in a powerful and simplistic way, without feeling like you need a big vocabulary or a “wish list” a mile long.

Coordinating with this book, Thomas Nelson will be releasing a series of prayer books geared toward specific groups (moms, dads, military, friends, etc.)–six books in all.

I am very honored and delighted to say that my name will be on the cover of Pocket Prayers for Teachers, releasing in May of 2016, just in time for Teacher Appreciation Week! (Is that divine timing, or what??) 🙂

Obviously this is outside of my usual writing genre (I’m usually writing fiction of the romantic, sometimes historical, sometimes contemporary, sometimes YA variety). However, if there are two things I know a lot about, it’s teaching and prayer.

As I work on this prayer book, God is reminding me of so many things– including just how much he loves teachers and what an amazing mission opportunity he’s given each teacher within their own school setting.  DSC02709

To say that I am honored to be working on anything associated with Max Lucado would be a gross understatement, as I have read and admired his work for years and years.

My heart is super grateful for this opportunity and I’m looking forward to what lies ahead on this writing journey. There’s never a dull moment and God is always doing things that surprise me. He’s amazing and awesome like that.

Don’t worry– I’ll be reminding you (a lot) to pick up a copy of this prayer book for all the teachers in your life closer to the release date.

Thanks for your support, friends!

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15 responses to “My Super Fun and Exciting News!

  1. WOW!! How awesome for you!! I’m so excited to hear this and I know you will do a wonderful job with such a grace-filled project! Thrilled for you, Jenny!

  2. Jennifer, this is so exciting!!!! Congratulations!

  3. Congratulations, Jenny! Wonderful news!

  4. Congratulations, Jenny! Wishing you all the best as you write this prayer book. 🙂

  5. Huge congratulations, Jenny!! So well-deserved and SO exciting!! What a tremendous blessing your words will be.

  6. Wow! What wonderful news, Jenny! I’m so happy for you. Congratulations!

    I love that you’re working on a project with Max Lucado and that you’re the one Thomas Nelson chose to write the Pocket Prayers for Teachers. I’m sure you’ll do a great job. As the wife of a teacher (retired, but always a teacher, right?), I’ll be eagerly awaiting the release of your book. I know many wonderful teachers who would welcome a copy.

  7. How cool is that! Congrats!

  8. Congratulations Jenny. Proud of you

  9. That is amazing news, Jenny! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you.

  10. Amy Leigh Simpson

    Oh Jenny!!!! How amazing! Coolest thing ever! So excited for you!

  11. Thank you all so much! I am really excited and very honored. Thanks so much for your support!

  12. bethkvogt

    I am so, so excited for you, Jenny! I love Max Lucado’s writings and I love you even more … I know you’re the perfect one for this project!

  13. Congrats, Lady!!!! So exciting!

  14. GAHHH!!!! How amazing, Jenny!!! So happy for you!

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