I have Catechetics back from a pastor who agreed to read it and informally review the doctrine presented therein. I’m now going over those notes, and the notes of other reviewers. I’m also removing most occurrences of “that” – a word I tend to overuse.
So what’s the timetable? I’m hoping end of year. It’s very close. The only substantive change is to add a section about the new catechism. (I discuss the previous two in detail.) After that, I turn it over to the professionals for the final polish. Once I get it back, it’s should be ready for layout and artwork on the cover, and then, to the printer!
Reading through it again, after so long away, I’m actually re-learning a lot of things I had forgotten. It’s been a long and crazy journey. It’s helped me refocus my teaching patterns in the church, it’s improved my sermons, it’s altered how I do a lot of things. I’ve grown a lot with this project. And it’s nearly over.
Now, I need to ask for help. I wish I didn’t. I was hoping to raise enough with other books to cover the final costs. But it didn’t work out. And this one is different. Bigger. More expensive. And it won’t earn back the cost. It’s too niche a topic. I’ve learned and grown. It’s been a great journey and I wouldn’t change it for the world. But to share it with the world, I need your help.
So, I’ve started a gofundme to help with final costs. If all goes well, I can get the final edits done quickly, and move this into production before the end of the year.
Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. Head over to my gofundme page, and you can help make sure the church teaches the faith to the next generation.