My Book, Christ Alone, Named 2014 KFUO Book of the Year Winner

I like words. Words that speak to those on suburban streets flowing with silk and money and to those asleep in the gutter. Soft words that offer a virgin soul to the veteran whore and hard words that drive the finger-wagging, Bible-thumping hypocrite to his knees. Words that smell of heaven and taste of earth. Law words that worm their way into the cavernous recesses of a man’s heart to expose the death lurking within. Gospel words that trumpet resurrection to a boneyard of broken folk who live and yet do not. I like words pregnant with Jesus, from whose wombs emerge the Babe of whom angels sing and sinners live.

I write words for you. Whoever you are, this is for you. This scroll flies to you, unrolls and you read. And when you do, I pray that my words are always a blessing to you. That you read them is most certainly a blessing to me.

ChristAloneCoverYesterday was a very special day for me and my words. My book, Christ Alone: Meditations and Sermons, was named the 2014 KFUO Book of the Year Winner. Needless to say, this brought me incredible joy. But more than that, it brought me incredible hope. For those of you who are long-time readers of the Flying Scroll, you know enough of my backstory to realize that there was a time when I had given up on writing, indeed, had given up on life itself. But Jesus Christ breathed life back into my hopeless corpse, raised me to my feet, and gave me hope once more. So I share my stories with you now. I share my life with you, in hopes that the Lord will use my words to speak light and life to someone else who is walking the same dark and despairing road I was on.

I pray He does the same with the meditations and sermons in Christ Alone. As one reviewer on Amazon wrote, “Beautifully crafted work by a wonderful wordsmith. Each piece delivers to you Christ and His forgiveness without fail. Each piece begs to be read over and over again.” That, indeed, is what I strive to do in all my writings: deliver to you Christ and His forgiveness without fail. For Christ, and Christ alone, is our hope.

For your copy of Christ Alone: Meditations and Sermons, visit Amazon or CreateSpace to place an order. Thank you!


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13 thoughts on “My Book, Christ Alone, Named 2014 KFUO Book of the Year Winner

  1. Sam Pakan on said:

    This is wonderful news, Chad. The recognition couldn’t be more deserved.

  2. Mildred Barefoot on said:

    Congratulations!!! Well deserved!!!

  3. Mary Kay Anderson on said:

    Congratulations, Chad! I am so happy that I found your blog via email. I learn from every one of your posts and I’ve been around long enough to know your backstory. May God continue to bless you and your work.

    • Been There, Done That on said:

      Brother –

      A dear friend found your site awhile back, and immediately let me know of it.

      As I wrote on my site just now – you have a unique gift – one which the Church of this day and age desperately needs. Congratulations on getting the much wider recognition that you words deserve.

      Pax tecum to you and yours . . .


      • Thank you for the kind and encouraging words! The Lord has also gifted me with many readers such as yourself who take the time to build me up, to pray for me, and to remind me of why I write. I deeply appreciate you and all our fellow Flying Scrollers.

    • Thank you, Mary Kay! I appreciate you following me for so long.

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  5. I remember sitting in on a lay retreat (Kenosha, WI?) with some college friends, way back when (2004 or thereabouts?). The topic: OT Typology. I had to be there, because the presenter was that guy who wrote that cool hymn with all the pictures! Good stuff, and a gifted guy, to be sure.

    Thanks for what you do here, Chad. I know this work (this life) takes an awful lot of vulnerability and courage, and I pray God continue to weaken/strengthen you for your work through His Word.

    And, of course, congrats on the win!

    Someday, when I’m a not-so-starving artist, maybe I’ll even buy those books of yours! 😉


    • Hi Alison. Wow, that time in Kenosha seems like a lifetime ago! And in many ways it was. As rough as the road has been since then, I thank the Lord that He has traveled it with me and has brought me to the place I now am. Thank you for your prayers. And I pray the Lord blesses your work as an artist!

  6. Congrats to you for sharing so many WORDS being recognized for the blessings they bring to so many…Ps.46:10

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