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Why I’m Writing My First Book | GOF55

Why I’m Writing My First Book | GOF55

Have you ever said these words, “I have a book idea?” Believe it or not, those are words that I have spoken and thought more times than I care to admit. So much so, my wife has challenged me to get serious and begin to write. But where do I start? Well, in this episode, I’m announcing my ambition to start my first book, “The War of Life.”

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This Episode’s Topic: The War of Life – My First Book

Show Segments

Dad Life – The Myth of Being A “Good” Parent

Starts at 4:22

What is a “good” parent? In this segment, I challenge the common idea that being a “good” parent should be our focus. Instead, I argue that we need to move from being preoccupied with being a “good” parent to striving to be a “faithful” parent.

Smitty’s Tip of the Week – Take Time For Self-Care

Start at 18:29

Are you busy that you are losing self-awareness? The other day, I found myself running so hard that it occurred to me that I hadn’t taken a bath. I was torn about whether I should take the time to stop and bathe or just press forward. Self-Awareness is critical in life. I share two questions to help you re-calibrate your self-awareness.

Feature Presentation – The War of Life

Starts at 21:58

I’m ready to do something BIG. I mean REALLY BIG. I want to publish my first book, “The War of Life.” Find out more about this endeavor by signing up for my Facebook Secret Group. To help me get this book from idea to bookshelves, I’m looking for a group of people who will encourage me and provide feedback. If interested, then please send me a message either here in the comments section or message me here!

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About The Author

Jonathan G. Smith

The Rev'd Dr. Jonathan G. Smith is the Senior Minister of Redeemer Church in Orlando, Founder of Grace Nation, and owner of Higher Purpose Coaching. His passion is to see people transformed by the Gospel, the liberating power of Jesus Christ.


  1. David. Thorpe

    Jonathan I would love to follow you on this adventure of writing. It is interesting that you have been challenge by your wife to do this. I started 4 years ago with mostly Eves doings to put all my journals together from the beginning of my journey with the Lord 10 years ago this coming month. I am going to try and put everything together with the help of the Lord and a lot of patience to see if I can write my first book.

    • Dr. Jonathan G. Smith

      David, thank you so much for reaching out. Are you on Facebook?


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