Wendy and I were commenting not too long ago if our 2007 book Love in the House was still making an impact. We were doubting so because…
- Our website hits had gone down.
- Sales of the book have gone down.
- Feedback on the site has gone down.
I wanted to be optimistic. Really, we haven’t been blogging lately, so many that is a reason why. My blog at ChrisJeub.com takes up much of my writing time, and Wendy just finished her largest homeschool year in her history (11 children in school). We were glad we got to blog when we could.
I did hypothesize this: perhaps our book is being passed around. The book targets parents of many children, single income families, homeschool moms, frugal-thinking people—it is no wonder such folks would opt out of buying a book if they could help it.
Low and behold, we got this message out of the blue. Check it out:
Hello Chris and Wendy!!
My name is **** ****. I am a 36 year old African American woman from ****. I am recently divorced and parenting my 8 year old son alone. I put these facts in on the front end because they have so much significance as to why your book, LOVE IN THE HOUSE, has blessed me tremendously. I acquired your book (free of charge) at a home school curriculum exchange, that I had not planned to attend ( I am not a home school mom). Out of several other free books I received that day, LOVE IN THE HOUSE, was the first one I decided to read. The fact that it focuses on love is another miracle because our theme at our church this year is LOVE!! Our mantra is based upon John 13:35 and our pastor has been teaching on love since January 1, 2013!! Anyhow, your book has shed so much light on my son’s behavior and why the methods I had been utilizing have not been effective!! I also will never view my financial situation or ability to raise more children in the same light. Your courage and obedience blesses me. Thank you!!
Forever changed, Forever grateful
Isn’t that about the coolest message ever? It shows us two things…
- We shouldn’t assume our book isn’t making an impact on people. It is!
- We shouldn’t assume LOVE targets just homeschool, intact families of more-than-one child!