The Publishing Story: Christmastime
Joni Patrick is the wife of the late Josh Patrick, associate pastor at Harpeth Christian Church (and former preaching minister at the Fourth Avenue Church of Christ) in Franklin, Tennessee. Joni wanted to take her husband’s last sermon series about Christmas and transcribe, edit, and release the sermons as a book before Christmas.
Specific Services We Provided
We helped with:
- Project management
- Cover design
- Interior design and typesetting
- eBook formatting
- Developmental editing, macroediting, copyediting, and proofreading
- Listing on Amazon
- Writing the back cover copy
- Brokering a short print run of a few hundred books
Our team worked closely with Joni to transcribe Josh’s sermons from the spoken word into a book format.
Christmastime was published December 2, 2022.
We loved working with Joni, who added so much to this book and truly honored her husband’s legacy. It was an honor to help Joni in this effort.
We appreciate Joni’s kind endorsement: “Chad and the team made everything so easy for me to complete this book project. He walked me through every step and detail along the way.”
More About the Book
“God bless us, every one!”
Dive into the beloved story of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol with Josh Patrick, as he looks into the past, present, and future. When Josh wrote this sermon series, he had no idea these would be the last four sermons he would ever preach. But you now hold a living legacy that will be passed down from generation to generation and continue to infuse hope into the lives of everyone who reads these pages.
Josh invites us to see life through the lens of the original Christmas story—the birth of Christ Jesus. His focus is to help you see your life in light of the story of God becoming human in Jesus. His words will help you understand the significance of Jesus’ coming and how it can change how you relate to your past, your present, and your future.
Christmastime is an invitation to cling to the God of Hope, who came into the world as a baby during this magical time of year. It is a time for reflection, remembering, and reminiscing about all the things we hold dear. Even after the holiday guests have gone home, the decorations are taken down, and the calendar turns to a new year, the promises from our Savior hold steady and true: he is with you, for you, and loves you more than you will ever know.
JOSH PATRICK has lived in heaven since January 2019. He was a well-loved preacher and author. His main desire was to share the hope of Christ with anyone willing to listen. He worked at several churches over the years, with his last home congregation being Harpeth Christian Church in Franklin, Tennessee. His three daughters, Lilly, Joy, and Sarah, along with his wife, Joni, strive to carry out his legacy every single day.