So many of you have been instrumental in my continuing to write posts by your “likes” and comments. I really didn’t look so much for accolades from these writings and, felt it necessary to continue as I viewed stats and saw the number of hits, maybe it is helping someone. I also had some egotistical thoughts too, maybe I will become popular as a writer! Seriously, I do enjoy blogging. I also began this blog to promote my book that was recently released entitled, “Under The Influence,” a daily devotional for the follower of Christ that struggles with addictions, mainly to alcohol and drugs. My expectations were somewhat high, but not off the charts unrealistic. The book is helping some in maintaining their recovery program, others say they just enjoy the easy read each day for their personal devotion.
Here is my question that I would love to hear your response to:
I have been involved with an AA club, that I put several years of service into, and have been on their board of trustees, and sponsored several people through their recovery that came into this club for help, and these are members today that have an impact on this club. The club however, the long-standing members who are close friends, seem to shun both me and the book since in was published. How should I react to their seeming avoidance? They sell books in this club other than strictly AA material, “The Shack” for example. I am their friend and I believe I have helped most of these dear folks when they came in from the cold, broken and in need, but I certainly do not want to throw that up in their faces. But I am perplexed and feel if any of them had written a book to help others, I would do what I could to see it promoted.
Maybe the book isn’t their cup of tea. maybe they don’t like my theology, or they don’t feel it is written well. Maybe they think I am being ego-centric, though I really don’t talk about the book so much, after the initial announcement. That’s all of the maybes. Would you be kind enough to respond to this question? I certainly could use some brotherly/sisterly advice from the body of Christ. I just do not know whether to write the board a letter, talk to them face to face, or go on my way to other clubs. Anyhow I do know not to be bitter or unforgiving.
Please let me know what you think.