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Friday, July 16, 2010

My New Book is Here!

I am excited to announce my new book is done and available online! “Broken Record: Enjoying the Music of Relationship Through the Hisses, Pops, and Scratches” is an easy read and a humorous yet insightful tool for relationships.

Relationships are like records. Remember those things? Vinyl? Larger than a CD? Some would argue the purest audio recordings are vinyl records. But, they are fragile. Records require special care. You can't toss them around, leave them in the sun, or let them get dusty.

Still, they develop hisses, pops and scratches. It's inevitable.

And, because life is what it is, our relationships get hisses, pops, and scratches—it’s the nature of the beast.

This book is about the records we have saved for and purchased, the ones we have been entrusted with.

It’s about properly taking care of them and playing them over and over again until they become part of us.

Become a relational audiophile.

Learn to listen carefully to the music, to appreciate it beyond the initial, most obvious instrumentation.

Fall in love with it, maybe all over again.

Here’s what the publisher says,
Relationships are difficult. We all have them and we all struggle at times to overcome, or at least get past, the inevitable conflict. Great friendships sour, good marriages crumble and fray, business partnerships that flowed so smoothly break up badly. Often, all we need are some basic tools, to help us through the rough patches to a stronger relationship on the other side of the conflict. Sometimes we already know what to do, but in the heat of the fight, we forget to listen and to use our words lovingly.

In Broken Record: Enjoying the Music of Relationship Through the Hisses, Pops, and Scratches, author John Voelz invites us to sit with him and listen to his record collection–those relational pieces of vinyl that are irreplaceable, invaluable, and that lend color and meaning to life. Through this metaphor, humor, and illustrative story, Voelz takes through nearly every type of conflict a relationship can suffer. He hands us the tools we need to get through the problem while reminding us again about how to take care of our relationships. Listen again to the beautiful music behind the hisses, pops, and scratches that made you “buy the album” in the first place

I invite you to check it out! The book has a PG-13 caution because of the subject matter, stories and real-life examples that occasionally use language that may not be suitable for children. This book is currently being used as a teaching atlas for the series of the same name at Westwinds Community Church where we have a standing PG-13 label on the weekend gatherings. We pride ourselves in talking about real-life stuff in real-life ways as we interact with the real-life Jesus.

You can purchase the paperback by clicking here

Or, you can purchase the book as an E-Book here . . .

Broken Record: Enjoying the Music of Relationships Through the Hisses, Pops, and Scratches

Check out my publisher's website here!

The Kindle version, Amazon site, and audiobook are coming soon. Stay tuned.

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