I'd like to express my deepest sympathy to the family of Dr. D. James Kennedy, who went to be with the Lord this morning. I know he is rejoicing now, but it is a sad day for his family and friends. Dr. Kennedy went to graduate school at New York University with my father; they both worked on their doctorates there . . . kind of the end of an era. He will be missed.
It's getting down to the wire now with Kingdom of the Occult, and I have to tell you the pressure is pretty intense. I finished my last chapter a few days ago, and my co-author Kurt Van Gorden finished his, so now we're in the final editing stage. The problem is, I seem to be stuck in this I must edit this perfectly mode and I can't get out of it. I guess I just have to let go and realize the job is done.
Whew--writing is hard work. Once the manuscript is turned in, the copyeditor at Thomas Nelson gets it and starts looking for mistakes. Yippee. I can't wait for that. My editor has been really great--very supportive the entire way and very happy (thank God) with the book.
I'm delighted with the end result and I have to say I think it will help people to defend the faith, and who could ask for anything better than that? My manuscript deadline is September 14, and after that I will probably have a heart attack and die . . . just kidding. It seems the worst always happens after the stress is over.
I'll be back to blogging on a regular basis after next week--thanks very much for your prayers.