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Writing Andrew Shearman’s book

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Years ago when I heard Andrew Shearman’s message about the 42nd generation, I thought to myself, “This needs to be a book.”   Two problems immediately arose: a) Andrew’s passion and inimitable speaking style would be hard to capture in printed form. Plus, he likes to go on what he calls, …
By Seth Barnes
shearman closeup bw smYears ago when I heard Andrew Shearman’s message about the 42nd generation, I thought to myself, “This needs to be a book.”
 
Two problems immediately arose:
a) Andrew’s passion and inimitable speaking style would be hard to capture in printed form. Plus, he likes to go on what he calls, “rabbit trails.” It works great when he’s speaking, but it wouldn’t work as well in a book.
b) Who would write it in any case?
 
In 2002 I decided that maybe I would help Andrew write the book. We were on a mission trip together to London. We spent many hours together, him talking and me taking notes.
 
And at the end, I had written 7,000 words of something that needed to be perhaps 50,000 words. I realized that I was not the man to help Andrew write his book.
 
Last year my son-in-law, Joe Bunting, took my Kingdom Journeys manuscript and helped shape it into an editable draft. I knew he had the skill set that Andrew needed to get his book written.
 
And today Joe is in Spain, taking the notes from Andrew that will in several months become the 42nd generation book. It’s about time we finished this project. I think it’s going to be a smashing success.

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