From time to time in this space, WestBow Press publishes articles written by our authors in which they share some aspect of their self-publishing journeys. The following are the words of Charles Prichard, author of “Culture V. Christ: Pursuing the Biblical Truth of Marriage and Children.”
After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in 2011, I spent the summer in Kenya reaching out to a group of people in a slum village named Huruma. God worked in my life in so many profound ways while I was there and after I returned, I began praying how I could help raise awareness and encourage the American church to take care of orphans and widows in distress (Isaiah 58:6-7).
Fast-forward three years and I’m now a full time husband and father to my three children. I am also an active duty AF officer, a part time student, and spend hours each week in ministry at the base chapel. As I grew in my relationship with the Lord, I began studying and seeking wisdom in God’s Word on how to be a godly husband to my wife and father to my children.
At the same time, my heart continued to burn for the people in Africa. I spoke at a number of
churches in Colorado and Georgia and continued to share the stories of God’s amazing work in a small abandoned village. But how was I going to share the stories with more people?
I was encouraged to write a book on marriage and family and how the culture has crept into the Christian church. This became a passion of mine. I wanted to work with and encourage families in the church to obey God in every aspect of their family. So my journey began. I attempted to balance my time and priorities and set aside a few hours a month to write.
I contacted WestBow Press and was instantly encouraged. The entire team was so helpful. Every step of the way was an exciting journey. As a young and new author, WestBow Press was the perfect company to work with. A year later Culture V. Christ: Pursuing the Biblical Truth of Marriage and Children was published.
I did not write the book for any monetary gain. In fact, by God’s grace, I am able to send all
royalties to support non-profit Christian organizations that serve orphans and widows around the world. Saba International is the organization I am supporting the month of September. I wrote the book to share a story and spread the Word of God’s perfect grace. I hope you are encouraged to read my book. And I hope you are encouraged to write your own because we all have a story to tell (Matthew 28:18-20).
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