Thomas Nelson, Inc. announced the acquisition of the originally self-published title “God Makes Lemonade” by Don Jacobson. Slated to release May 2013, “God Makes Lemonade” will undergo editorial changes and additions before its official launch in time for Mother’s Day.
Don is the founder of D.C. Jacobson & Associates, an Oregon-based author agency, and the previous owner and president of Multnomah Publishers. “God Makes Lemonade” is a collection of inspirational, true stories in which God takes a seemingly dire circumstance and turns it into a blessing. Don and wife, Brenda, experienced this first-hand and want to share their story with others, as well as hear stories in return.
The website GodMakesLemonade.com was developed by the Jacobsons for others to share their lemon-to-lemonade stories. For the Thomas Nelson release of “God Makes Lemonade,” Don will read stories submitted via the website and consider them for publication in the book. “God Makes Lemonade” is a community effort, authored by the growing number of people who, against all odds, have found joy in the midst of their pain.
“We all have lemonade stories,” says Don, “so what would happen if we could share them with the people around the world who need them most? That’s the dream of the ‘God Makes Lemonade’ series: to publish true stories to encourage people in sour circumstances that God is at work making lemonade.”
Matt Baugher, senior vice president and publisher at Thomas Nelson, agrees: “The world seems to revolve around the power of story. Perhaps that’s why God seems to revel in changing our stories so dramatically at times. Seeing how others’ lives have been transformed, gives us hope that ours can be as well. That’s the purpose and the power of this book, and we have high hopes and big plans for ‘God Makes Lemonade.’ It’s a privilege to partner with industry veteran Don Jacobson on this work.”