New Book: In the Beginning

Professionally, I am expected to publish, and there is a lot of pressure for that.

But then the church, too, has asked that I save all of my talks and post them here and send them in to Salt Lake as well.  It’s a scary thing for all of your talks and many of your blog posts to go into the church archives!  But I have tried to be obedient to that.

Then, even more scary, they asked me to start publishing them directly.  It’s so terrifying!

Nathan is sweet and kind and patient – and really great at editing, so it has given me much comfort that he is the one who edits and designs our books.  It gives me hives, just the though of it!  But I enjoy working with him, and collaborating with him on all these projects has been such a delight.  I am so grateful for his hard work!

With that, we announce a new book – not another memoir, and not a children’s picture book, but a smaller and shorter one for grown-ups!  The last few years I have time and again been assigned several related topics that seemed to weave together.   When I was in Salt Lake for training last month, I was encouraged to go ahead and tie them together into my first book of this type from some of my research and study.  I told Nathan about it, but we had just sent the last half of the Book of Mormon commentaries to the publisher and so we were mostly too exhausted to think about it at the time and already working on Alex’s autism book that’s in process.

But Nathan surprised me tonight, with my next book being released just now at midnight!

He already compiled and edited it for me, and designed it, and even got some of my most recent lesson in there somehow.  I couldn’t believe it!

They are taking pre-orders for the Black Friday sales as it goes off to final edits!

How exciting is that?!  CLICK HERE to order In the Beginning!

About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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