I realize that I have been going about this the wrong way with my books. I have been saying, "Look, I wrote a book. It is not that important, but buy it if you want. I write stuff."
That was the wrong way.
Look, I wrote a book and it is amazing! I am trying to make money with it as well as help and encourage people who read it. It is the best book ever!
Why do I need to qualify my own book?
I do think it is the best book ever. I wrote it and love it. It is something I made and it talks about my faith and my journey through life with a positive outcome. It is the best book ever. If you read it, you will feel that!
If everyone spends life comparing ourselves to others who we think are better, we will never rise above. No, not better than others, but shine in our own way to our own audience. How can those who want to read my work, if my shine is so dull it does not reflect light at all, if I refuse to talk about it?
So, I'm gonna let my light shine.
Jesus Christ taught, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." [Matthew 5:16] Thanks for that record Matthew. This little light of mine is here to shine. By its shine people will know that God has been my Helper in the hard times and my Joy in the good times--seeking, I hope, to praise and honor Him by noticing the Helper and Joy in their lives.
Look, I wrote a book. It's called Moroni Saw Me. Read it. It is amazing!