(Guest post by Tim Stevens)
Last fall when I started talking to Patrick about my desire to put his sermons in a book, he was quick to agree. I found out later that several people had been trying to talk him into writing a book for many years. He loved the idea, but was always so busy investing himself in his family and youth group.
It took about a month, but he sent me an email with the 11 sermons he had selected…along with links on where to find the audio files. When I saw him in Pennsylvania in October, we talked about the project (well, I talked and he smiled and grunted). I promised him I would see the book through to its completion. I asked him to do his part and live long enough so we could have the book at his funeral. He laughed.
We didn’t make the funeral, but we did get it done. And the book is fantastic.
I know readers of this blog comprise the people who love Patrick the most. Here is what I’m asking:
- Buy the book. Buy as many copies as you can. Not only will every penny help the McGoldrick Family Fund–but the distribution of this book will serve to extend Patrick’s legacy for generations to come.
- Write a customer review on Amazon. Those reviews really matter. Note: Don’t mention that you and Patrick are buddies, since the review will appear to not be objective. Rather, write a review about the content of the sermons and/or the strength of his life.
- Tell anyone you can about Patrick’s life and death, and ask them to buy the book. We didn’t hire a fancy marketing company and don’t have a big publishing company. All we have is word-of-mouth. So spread the word far and wide. Put it on your blog, Facebook pages, Twitter feed, or go old-school and print this page out and hand it to your friends.
The book can be purchased on Amazon, and is also available in the bookstores at Cornerstone Baptist Church (Roseville, MI), Calvary Baptist Church (Covington, KY) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN).
Let’s get the word out!