Words of Endearment: the Ten Commandments as a Revelation of God’s Love by Bill Coker, Sr. will be available in late 2020 with pre-orders in mid-October. If you want to know when Bill’s book is available on amazon.com, please send your email address to Ann and she will contact you.
Journey with Bunyan’s Pilgrim is a work in progress (WIP) by Ann. She is being coached by Chad R. Allen and his Book Proposal Academy. The goal of this companion book is to connect John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress and Scripture with a personal life journey. No publisher yet, but the work is coming along well as Ann works on platform as well as formatting her writing. As a workbook it will help readers interpret Bunyan’s classic and apply it to life. The content divides into 13 six-day weeks.
Another WIP is a book that contains Bill’s pulpit prayers from World Gospel Church. Pastoral Prayers: the How and the Why. Bill typed out his prayers and kept them in a half-size 3-ring binder. I’ve arranged them in topics: prayers from Sunday morning services, special occasions such as weddings and funerals, national events, church calendar, and benedictions. The collection is not complete. One agent did not accept the proposal. When I get enough, I’ll send out another request for publication.
I had an article, “The Lost Art of Pastoral Prayers,” published in 2019 in Grace and Peace, a magazine by the Nazarene Press for pastors. It included comments by Bill but also interviews from several pastor friends.
Transcripts have been edited for a third book: Let the Church Be the Church. These messages were not in a series but collected from various dates at World Gospel Church. In one sermon Bill describes what an ideal church should look like physically. One aspect is a church with no walls (and therefore no prejudice) in order to welcome anyone.
My dream job includes getting Bill’s audio messages online. We started that in Terre Haute, but I need someone in Indianapolis to help download the sermons. However, I can’t blame that project on anyone else; I haven’t put in the time to get the task going strong.