The Publishing Story: The Gospel According to Shakespeare
F. LaGard Smith contacted us in early 2023. He had worked with other self-publishing services before and had had a bad experience. LaGard wanted to publish a legacy book he was co-authoring with John H. Parker.
Specific Services We Provided
We helped with:
- Project management
- Cover design
- Interior design and typesetting
- eBook formatting
The Gospel According to Shakespeare was published April 13, 2023.
We enjoyed working with LaGard’s great experience and passionate. We try to match the care of our clients, and it was fun to match LaGard’s care for all the little details — down to the size of the drop caps!
It was also exciting to face the challenge of finding just the right image for the cover and finding the perfect aesthetic for the overall design.
We appreciate LaGard’s kind endorsement: Working with YouPublish was a writer’s dream. Competent, creative, and caring—no effort was spared to make my book look and feel absolutely fabulous!”
More About the Book
From the back cover.
Daily Devotionals Inspired by Shakespeare
For those who love Shakespeare and Scripture, this is the best of both.
Shakespeare’s writings are filled with classic biblical themes, such as guilt, redemption, sacrifice, forgiveness, and grace. Each chapter in the book is followed by a topical scripture reading and responsive prayer.
For those who seek spiritual insight, this is a mirror to the soul.
The Gospel According to Shakespeare moves the reader from the sheer enjoyment of a good play or sonnet to a personal spiritual journey that allows each of us to take an honest inventory of our moral selves and be called higher.
The Bible and the Bard.
Getting to the Moral of the Story!
F. LaGARD SMITH is the compiler and narrator of the best-selling The Daily Bible, and author of over thirty-five books, including Meeting God in Quiet Places. He has served as professor of law, principally at Pepperdine University, and as scholar in residence for Christian Studies at Lipscomb University. LaGard and his wife, Ruth, spend many months each year at their cottage in the English Cotswolds, near Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon.
JOHN H. PARKER served as professor of English at Lipscomb University, teaching courses in Shakespeare and American literature. He is the author of Abide with Me: A Photographic Journey Through Great British Hymns. John and his wife, Jill, have traveled extensively in Europe and England, often as faculty in Lipscomb’s Study Abroad programs.