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Don’t Give Up!

“I’m sorry, Jason. I just can’t imagine anyone wanting to buy your book. It’s not saleable.” Those were the words of an acquisitions editor who sent me the letter of decline. At least he took the time to write. Most didn’t. As a matter of fact, most didn’t return my phone calls. Over twenty-four months, fourteen publishers turned down the manuscript.

In spite of every rejection, I believed God wanted it published. I felt strongly that the message was life changing. It was timely. The book had the potential to impact the lives of millions of people. Convincing a publisher of that was another thing entirely.

After I started a daily live radio program on Radio Nueva Vida, I turned the manuscript in to Faith Words, the most prestigious Christian publisher in the country. After several weeks, I received a text message from Anne Horch, the editor who agreed to take the manuscript before the publishing board. Her message was short, “Can’t talk today. Can I call you tomorrow?”

I will never forget the moment when my cell phone rang the next day at 8:45 a.m. She said, “Jason, our company would like to make you an offer. We want to buy the publishing rights to your book and the next two books. How does that sound?” In a split second, the message God laid upon my heart would make its way around the world.

Today a massive semi pulled up in front of my house delivering 2,200 copies of BREAKING THE BARRIERS in English and Spanish. My heart was overwhelmed. Indeed, they were hot off the press! After three long years of writing, editing, and marketing, it finally arrived.

God wants the dreams in your heart to be born. Don’t let discouragement detour you from the great things God has called you to do. Your greatest days are ahead! “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” Philippians 1:6 (NIV).


  1. Gary R. Driessen
    Posted August 11, 2009 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Hi Jason,

    Just want to thank you for your encouraging word today. I know that the Lord always provide an open door, but we need to hear it again and again. Then we need to believe it.


  2. Posted August 12, 2009 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    I truly believe that God does want us to be prosperous and have all that is available to us. Too many times we are made to believe that we should accept life as it is. I’m with you, when the door is open – jump in! I wish you the best with your book. I’m going to get a copy. Lisa

  3. Jason
    Posted August 15, 2009 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    Hey! Thanks for your kind words, Lisa. I appreciate your thoughts!

  4. Jason
    Posted August 15, 2009 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    Gary, thank you for mentioning who the message impacted your life. I trust that many more doors will open for you!

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