Howard Publishing author and senior pastor of Christ Community Church (Franklin, Tenn.) Scotty Smith will make a special appearance at LifeWay Christian Stores in Cool Springs (Franklin) on Saturday, October 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST. During his appearance, he will be available to autograph his critically acclaimed book, Objects of His Affection.
In the compelling Objects of His Affection, Pastor Scotty relates some of his own journey from a closed, unresponsive relationship style to one that knows the delight and freedom of the love of God. The anecdotal writing coupled with poignant spiritual insights makes for a profoundly life-changing book written to guide the reader to break through barriers that hinder relationships.
“Scotty Smith has given us a gift, not only in the poetry of his language, but also in the true transparency with which he shares his story,” notes Jars of Clay lead vocalist Dan Haseltine. “Within these pages are words that stir the soul, giving us a place to embark on our own journeys to understanding love powerful enough to restore passion in the dark and weathered corners of our lives.”
“Scotty Smith is my pastor and has been for over ten years,” adds Peter Jenkins, author of A Walk Across America and Looking For Alaska. “It is because of lines like this from his new book, ‘I’ve been such a bound man. I’ve been a pastor proclaiming freedom for the prisoners while I lay buried under the jail.’ Thanks Scotty, for your courage to reveal your humanity in a hidden and too often quick-to-judge world. When our leaders are open and honest about their frailty, it gives courage to us, the sheep.”
In 1997, Smith co-authored Unveiled Hope with Michael Card. Two years later, he and his close friend Steven Curtis Chapman co-wrote the book Speechless to coincide with the release of Chapman’s now platinum-selling recording, Speechless. Smith, who holds an M.A. in New Testament Studies from Westminster Theological Seminary and did his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina, also founded Christ Community Church along with his wife, Darlene, and five other couples. The church now has more than 3,000 members and has been featured on ABC’s Prime Time Live and The 700 Club.
Howard Publishing has been in business since 1969, publishing both gift books and inspirational Christian living books, as well as Christian music. They are the home of the best-selling Hugs gift book series and are known as one of the nation’s top producers of inspirational gift books according to Giftbeat magazine. Howard Publishing’s products are available through all major product distributors and retailers.
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