Thomas Nelson, Inc., is pleased to announce that “Mondays with My Old Pastor” by Spanish author José Luis Navajo has been chosen as the Books-A-Million Faithpoint Book Club pick for August 2012. “Mondays with My Old Pastor” will be on the book club display in Books-a-Million stores for the months of June through August.
“Continuing their long tradition of choosing spiritually enriching titles for their Faithpoint Book Club selections, the religion buyer at Books-A-Million quickly focused on ‘Mondays With My Old Pastor,’” said Julie Jayne, sales key accounts manager at Thomas Nelson. “She knew that her customer, like so many of us, really needs comfort and support. That the comfort is delivered in a beautifully written yet easily accessible book made it all the more appealing.”
Tom Knight, senior vice president of sales at Thomas Nelson, originally heard about this title from the Spanish division of the company and was a champion for its translation to English: “When I first heard the story of ‘Mondays With my Old Pastor,’ I was enthralled, only to learn that it was written in Spanish and alas I can’t read Spanish. Fortunately for me and others this wonderful story is now available in English. While the old pastor sits at the heart of this story, you do not have to be a pastor to understand the need for restoration that hits all of us in our lifetime.”
About “Mondays with My Old Pastor”
Originally released in Spanish as “Una cruz en el desierto,” “Mondays with My Old Pastor” (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 9780849947254, $15.99, June 2012), narrates the true story of how the author, in a moment of crisis, looked to an older pastor and had meetings with him every Monday in order to escape the depression, discouragement and anxiety that had disheartened him for so long.
“This book is the result of a long process,” says Navajo. “There were occasions during which I was able to soak the pen in the Word of God, but in others, the ink I used was the blood that came from my wounds.” Navajo writes of each Monday’s meeting with the eighty-year-old man, his “old” pastor who was gentle, transparent and had a clear pastoral vision. The old pastor’s sensitivity met the needs of the young pastor, who sensed his own discouragement and sought help, rather than simply enduring it.
José Luis Navajo is part of the pastoral team for the Iglesia Evangélica Salem in Madrid, Spain. He leads conferences, contributes as a commentator for various radio programs, and is a columnist. Mondays with My Old Pastor was originally published in Spanish and entitled Una cruz en el desierto. Navajo and his wife Gene have two daughters, Querit and Miriam.
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