About the Book
Book: Where You Are & How to Get There
Author: Nolan Ryan Recker
Release date: August 4, 2022
Have you ever had the thought or asked yourself the question, “How did I get here?”
You know, the kind of question examining the indirect decisions and circumstances that led you to the point life that you even need to ask such a question.
One of the oldest questions ever recorded in human history speaks to this very question we ask ourselves in moments of doubt. What if that ancient question was a question we ought to ask ourselves on a regular basis?
Journey with me as we wrestle with a question that if meant for us, today, would change everything about we view the life we choose to live.
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About the Author
Nolan’s toughest and rewarding opportunities are being a husband and a father. As a husband and a father, Nolan wants his family members to discover and live a flourishing life. Nolan’s life experience has covered the spectrum from being a camp counselor to a school teacher to a custodian to a Lead Pastor of a church. This, is why he writes. If he wrestles with the ideas he writes about, maybe others wrestle with the same things, and if they do, would they benefit from a different perspective? He’s honored to listen to anyone who graces him with their time to tell their story; especially if it involves coffee or pizza.
More from Nolan
Hi there! The name’s Nolan & I love this book.
Seriously, it was a labor of love.
Sometimes writing for the sake of the enjoyment and scrutiny of others can lead to some pretty sad writing days. One of my favorite writers recently said something along these lines, “Sometimes, writing is opening up a blank word processor, staring at it for eight hours, closing the processor, and not writing a thing. It still counts!”
For me, I used to seek perfection in much of what I attempted to do. I wouldn’t try something if the odds weren’t favorable. It wasn’t until I learned that life is a lot like staring at a blank word processor. Even though I didn’t accomplish anything on a specific day or season of life, the fact that I showed up is what counts.
Learning to live life in this way. Discovering rhythms of creating, rest, consuming, pain, work, play, purpose, and my people; helped me to rediscover a life-story worth living.
A life-story worth writing.
I am so many things and wear so many different “hats,” but first and foremost, I am a loved human being, created in the Image of a loving and creative God.
I enjoy being a husband and a father.
I love the passion of writing.
When something comes together, there is no greater treasure than to put something into the world that brightens someone else’s experience of this life.
Wearing the “hats” of Pastor, Teacher, Coach, Friend, Advocate, etc. time and I again I would have conversations with people regarding the very things you will read in “Where You Are & How To Get There.”
We are all on this life journey together, and I am glad to journey on with all of you.
Which author has most influenced your own writing?
Not just one, but two authors equally. Rob Bell and Donald Miller.
Donald for his vulnerability and wrestling. Rob for his thoughtful questions and prose.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
When I write, I have a conversation with the reader—in my mind. Instead of relaying
information, ideas, or questions, I write as if I may know the reader’s response and then
speak to that thought as I write.
Describe your book in five words.
Punchy. Intuitive. Refreshing. Inspiring. Hopeful.
Do you prefer traditional books, ebooks, or audiobooks?
Audiobooks, especially when read by the author. I will get an audiobook recorded for
this book. I am excited about it!
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
The first-draft is literally a first-draft. Get over yourself and put it out there. The longer
you take on the first-draft, the harder the process. I tried to buck this advice and it only
led to frustration. Once I leaned into just getting it out there, it all started to flow, I got out
of my own way and this most recent project went a lot smoother.
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To celebrate his tour, Nolan is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of the book!!
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