Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bye, Bye, Baby

It's come and gone. The babies in this collective group have all been born and we've sent them on their way. A few of those books already have little siblings out in the world, and all the proud parents here at Book Pregnant are keeping newborn hours while still trying to make sure that the toddler is getting the attention it needs.

To that end, something's gotta go. In real life that might mean yoga classes or one less night at the local watering hole. In writer's life that means the smaller projects take a dip, the little things that we took on and thought, "Yeah. I can do that. Sure."

All the little things add up. Our personal blogs, Twitter accounts and Facebook pages are taking their toll and a lot of us are currently gestating a thing or two for 2015 and 2016. Yes, our families are filling out and demanding that we pay attention to them.

And we must. So we're somewhat sadly closing down the Book Pregnant blog, although it will remain up. We hope that it can continue to provide guidance to other authors out there waiting to drop their firstborn. We know that it was a wonderful outlet for us as we ventured out on our debut journeys.

Thank you from all of us here at Book Pregnant!

David Abrams                    Anne Clinard Barnhill                    Nancy Bilyeau    
Wiley Cash                        Erin Cashman                                Barbara Claypool-White
Amy Franklin Willis            Sere Prince Halverson                  Anita Hughes
Jessica Keener                  Julie Kibler                                     Robert Lewis
Mindy McGinnis                 Amy Sue Nathan                           Lydia Netzer
Sophie Perinot                    Brenda Remmes                          Priscille Sibley
Sam Thomas                      Melanie Thorne                            Ellen Marie Wiseman


  1. Feeling a bit teary, but thanks for posting this, Mindy!

  2. Hope our library of back-posts serves as a "what to expect when you are expecting a first novel" for those facing that nerve-wracking first book birth. It's been a blast!

  3. Thank you for the insight you've given us along with the wonderful books you've written. And especially for the inspiration to those of us hoping to give birth to our 'baby' sometime soon. You've shown us it's possible--without too much anesthesia!

  4. I am so sad to hear this. I read about your blog on another site jumped right over. Congratulations on your first and secon born. I hope it was a smooth delivery. I wish you many more.

  5. This is a good list of books that are interesting and that kids like to read.


    Are there translations of the Bible that are not trustworthy? I know of one or two translations out of sixty-plus English translations that are not trustworthy. Many take the position that the King James Bible is the only dependable translation of God's word.


    THE LIVING BIBLE-Paraphrased (TLB)

    John 3:16 For God so loved world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.(KJV)

    John 3:16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (TLB-P)

    John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, the He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. (NASB)

    You will notice in the KJV and the TLB-P use lower case when translating, he and him. The NASB uses He and Him when talking about God and Jesus. Should God and Jesus be capitalized? Of course. Does that mean that the KJV and TLB-P are not trustworthy translations? NO IT DOES NOT. All three translations say the same thing.

    Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (KJV)

    Acts 2:38 And Peter replied, "Each one of you must turn from sin, return to God, and be baptized in the name Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; then you also shall receive this gift, the Holy Spirit. (TLB-P)

    Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (NASB)

    Notice all three translation say that in order to have your sins forgiven you must repent and be baptized. Some deny that repentance and baptism are essential for sins to be forgiven. MEN DENY THIS, NOT BECAUSE OF INACCURATE TRANSLATIONS. THEY SIMPLY CHOSE NOT TO BELIEVE IT.

    Men are not going to be lost because of faulty translations. Men are lost because they refuse to believe in the translations they trust.

    99% of all translation are trustworthy. My translation, of choice, is the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE. You can get to heaven by reading the KJV, TLB-P, the NIV and many other translations.



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