Winter Break and Book Writing

As the Christmas Break kicks in for Moody I am reading scripture and writing the manuscript for Kelli and my book.  If you haven’t heard, Kelli’s article for Relevant Magazine,  ’20 Things I Wish I’d Known in My Late Twenties (, circulated with about a half a million views and 43, 000 official shares (some got lost when the share counter broke).  Her article was even translated into Croatian and posted on a Catholic magazine website, without us knowing.  So Moody publishers circled around after passing on the memoir Kelli had written and asked if we’d put together a proposal for a book on The Twenty Things.  We put together a book and also put together a retreat based around the twenty things.  As you can tell, Kelli’s twenty things became OUR twenty things.  I have now signed to say that I will co-author the book which is due to be written by March.  God willing it will be published later in 2015.

Sooo, I am using the time when I would usually read the Bible and write a reflective post to read the Bible and seek the Lord as to what to write for the book.  I then write a chapter of about 2,000 words and Kelli writes her own exposition of the original idea from 20 Things.  Kelli then uses her writer’s craft to take her words and mine and pare them down to a presentable chapter.

I plan to post my daily devotions again in the Spring, but for now I am thinking of Twenty Things I Wish I Had Told Myself In My Twenties (that’s the working title of our book).

About Plymothian

I teach at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. My interests include education, biblical studies, and spiritual formation. I have been married to Kelli since 1998 and we have two children, Daryl and Amelia. For recreation I like to run, play soccer, play board games, read and travel.
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2 Responses to Winter Break and Book Writing

  1. Ed says:

    That’s great news Peter,

    I will be praying for the two of you. Look forward to Spring as well.

    God Bless

    Merry Christmas

    Ed Moscatelli

  2. Dominic shortridge says:

    I didn’t know it was your wife who wrote that article. I cannot wait to read that book! I’m sure it will be beneficial for all of us crazy Twenty-somethings. Thank you for encouraging us and pushing us to cultivate a deeper relationship with God.

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