In our Christian culture, self-promotion is frowned upon. Anything that smacks of pride is immediately dismissed as worldly, or worse yet, satanic. So before I go any further, let me clearly say, I’m a fan of humility.
I wholeheartedly agree with the wisdom of Solomon who wrote, “Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth.” (Proverbs 27:2).
I understand the value of humility and fully embrace the words of the apostle Paul, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves” (Philippians 2:3).
I get it. I really do. Humility is good. Pride is bad.
So how can I “shamelessly promote” my book?
First, when you read it you’ll find story after story of my past idiocy. The subtitle is: Chronicles of a Recovering Idiot! It’s hard to get too prideful when you’re basically exposing the raw nakedness of your soul and a track record of learning lessons the hard way.
Second, I believe in grace . . . EPIC grace! Grace beyond our imagination and understanding. Grace that changes everything because it changes us. My hope is that many will read this and think, “Wow! God really is a God of second chances who is full of grace and mercy. If he can redeem, restore and renew Bubna’s life—He can do so for anyone . . . even me.” I am no C.S. Lewis, but I’m convinced this simple book has the potential to impact the lives of many.
Third, long ago (before I even had a book contract), the Lord spoke to my heart and asked if I would “reverse tithe” on any profit from this book. Without hesitation, I said, “Yes.” I do so out of love, and I do so to keep my heart pure in this journey. I never want it to be about money. And giving God 90% of whatever comes my way gives me the freedom to pray that LOTS of books get sold.
So if you planned on buying one, buy two! If you planned on buying two, buy five! And if you planned on buying five, buy a case! Give them away to anybody you know who struggles with a past filled with brokenness and sin (and that would be all of us).
I am truly humbled and grateful for the wonder of God’s grace and the miraculous journey I’ve been on from the beginning of this book. I know it will bless you.
Epic Grace ~ Chronicles of a Recovering Idiot is scheduled for release in September. You can, however, pre-order for a reduced rate at any of the following:
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Advance Praise for Epic Grace
Kurt’s honest, heartfelt, and sometimes hilarious experiences will encourage you to walk in a grace that is truly epic! I pray that you will open your heart and allow his hard-learned lessons about grace to both challenge and encourage you in your journey. Mark Batterson, New York Times best selling author and pastor
Kurt Bubna’s near-lyrical storytelling focuses on a grace by which we can “live beyond our limitations.” Jack W. Hayford, Chancellor, The King’s University, Los Angeles and Dallas
I was captivated by his life stories and left immersed in the splendor of God’s amazing grace. Wayne Cordeiro, Best selling author and pastor, New Hope Christian Fellowship, Honolulu, HI
Kurt bravely chronicles how epic grace has transformed his life, his marriage, and his relationships, throwing a life jacket of hope to fellow recovering idiots like me. Ronna Snyder, Author of Hot Flashes from Heaven
A cascade of words rushes to my mind when I think of this book: funny, real, observant, insightful, genuine. . . . It is a story of how God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness. Jerry Sittser, Professor of theology, Whitworth University; author of A Grace Disguised and A Grace Revealed
Full of stories, depth, and affection, Bubna leads us to a life of possibilities. Mary DeMuth, Author of The Wall around Your Heart