Yesterday my manuscript went out to potential Endorsers, today I wait and wonder who will respond and how. The reality is, not everyone I asked will have the time to respond. I am also acutely aware that some who read the book may not agree with it. Lust After Lust is the first book (that I know of) that frames protecting children from pornography and standing against the porn industry as necessary components of sex addiction recovery. In many ways, this is a very unique book. Still, I am trusting that the right people will endorse it.
I cannot tell you yet who I have asked to endorse my book but I will give you some hints....(note - some of these categories overlap)
19 Therapists (mostly specializing in sex addiction)
6 Leaders in the anti-pornography movement
2 Recovering female sex addicts
12 Recovering male addicts
5 Ministry leaders
Exciting, isn't it?
Here is one endorsement I have received that is dear to my heart:
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Forest for more than 10 years, but I have also enjoyed working with him in the field of sexual addiction. Before his career started, I saw him not only pursue recovery with great alacrity, but I also witnessed his transformation into someone with amazing integrity. He lived and breathed recovery to the point where he decided to become a therapist and help others out of the bondage of sexual addiction. The old addage, “There is no healer like a wounded healer” rings quite true with Forest. He has endeavored arduously to come out of the proverbial pit; he found the way out, and now, he wants to share his triumph with others. I am proud to work alongside this gifted writer and therapist, but more importantly, I am proud to call him my friend.
--Invia A. Betjoseph, LMFT, CSAT
One of the most rewarding things about this process is the excitement of sharing my manuscript with amazing people who I highly respect. If they choose to endorse my book, I am super grateful. I know that finding the right endorsements will help more people trust that this book is a reputable resource, leading to more people getting help and more changed lives. If you ask me, that's a ripple effect worth investing in.