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Words of Endearment: the Ten Commandments as a Revelation of God’s Love by Bill Coker, Sr. became available December 16, 2020 on Amazon.
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The next book contains Bill’s pulpit prayers from World Gospel Church. Title: Prayers for the People: from the Heart of a Pastor. Bill typed out his prayers and kept them in a half-sized 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 now complete. Pastor Charles Lake wrote the foreword. I’ve accepted an offer to publish it at EABooks. I met the acquisition editor at Taylor University Writers Conference.
An article, “The Lost Art of Pastoral Prayers,” was published in 2019 in Grace and Peace, a magazine of the Nazarene Press for pastors. It included comments by Bill but also interviews from several pastor friends.
Some of you remember Bill’s Advent series that included “Man in the Shadows” about Joseph. I’ve heard people say it’s one of their favorite sermons. This series of four messages will be published in time for Christmas of 2021 as The Irreverence of the Incarnation. The other three personalities are Zechariah, Mary, and Jesus.
We started the process for publication of this book in October 2020, but it was too quick of a turnaround to be ready for Christmas. I’m grateful for good advice from the editor — to wait and publish in 2021.
Journey with Bunyan’s Pilgrim is a WIP by Ann. Chad R. Allen has coached me with 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 I work on platform as well as formatting the writing. As a workbook it will help readers interpret Bunyan’s classic and apply his characters to life. The content divides into 13 six-day weeks with room for journaling.
Transcripts have been edited for yet another 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 spiritually and structurally. One aspect is a church with no walls (and therefore no prejudice) in order to welcome anyone and everyone.
I’ve now begun to develop a book concept around my own feelings, faults, and frustrations identified during Bill’s dementia. This book would be more about me than about Bill. My hope is that it will help other caregivers be honest with their feelings and submit to the Lord for His guidance. In a masterclass led by Chad Allen, I will develop a working title that will attract readers as well as publishers.
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.
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