Monday, July 27, 2009

Success is a lousy teacher

"Once we reach the age of thirty, success has nothing to teach us. Success is fun and rewarding, but we don't learn anything new from it. It's not a bad friend; it's just a lousy teacher. The only thing that can teach us, that can get through to us and profoundly change us, is suffering, failure, loss and wounds." - Richard Rohr, cited in The Folly of Prayer by Matt Woodley, p. 132

2 comments:

chris wignall said...

perfect; thanks Al!

Christy Wong said...

Hi Al,

Author Sigmund Brouwer barely passed his high school English classes and finds writing difficult. Despite these struggles, Sigmund became a published author who now desires to inspire kids who haven’t yet discovered the joys of reading.

The Robot Wars series is one of ways Sigmund is using his writing to capture the attention of even the most reluctant readers. In this five-book series, readers follow fourteen-year-old virtual reality specialist Tyce Sanders through exciting, action-packed adventures. The final three books of the series are releasing from Tyndale House Publishers this September.

Through each adventure, Tyce finds that the mysteries of the planet point to his greatest discovery—a new relationship with God. Tweens and young teens can relate to Tyce as he grapples with faith issues and grows in his relationship with the Lord.

About the Author
Sigmund Brouwer’s diverse background surfaces in the characters of his books as he inspires kids to get excited about reading. When a professor in an undergraduate English course encouraged him to write, Sigmund did, and he later received a degree in journalism from Carleton College in Ottawa. He eventually turned to writing books for kids reluctant to read. In 1993, he cofounded The Young Writers’ Institute with home-education expert and author Debra Bell, and he also conducts writing camps and seminars for more than 10,000 children every year. Sigmund and his wife, Cindy Morgan, along with their two daughters, divide their time between homes in Red Deer, Alberta, and Nashville, Tennessee.

I hope you will consider reviewing or featuring the Robot Wars series on your blog. We have a review copy of book one, Death Trap, reserved for you and will send it to you upon request. If you are already familiar with Robot Wars, I would be happy to send you book three, Ambush, for review. Please let me know which book you would like to review when you request it.

Thanks for your consideration.

Kind regards,

Christy Wong
Publicity Assistant
Tyndale House Publishers
christywong@tyndale.com
630.784.5389