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Book Cover Finished / Release Date Pushed to July 1

Driving Through Heaven Cover Completed

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I thought you might like to see what the full cover for Driving Through Heaven looks like.

The graphic artist is finishing the final touches on the complete cover as it will go to the printer. The cover will be printed separately on card stock, then wrapped around the printed pages and glued to the spine.

You can view a clearer, PDF version of the full cover art here.

Next in the paperback publishing process will be to print a single copy for me to check that everything looks okay. Meanwhile, work has begun on formatting the book interior into the two digital versions available on the internet.

Book Release Date Moved to July 1,

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Mark’s March Newsletter

News and information about Mark Gardner’s disciple-making and life-coaching ministries

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  • You can still join us, even if you didn’t come to the info meeting–please RSVP so we know how much food to have: 937-456-6817
  • Subject of our first course: Deepen Your Relationship with God–hear his voice, know his will, understand his plan for humanity
  • We meet weekly – no cost (donations accepted for materials)
  • Light meal at 6 pm: pizza, salad, chips
  • Facebook Small Group Page coming soon


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  • The front cover (above) is finished and I am reviewing the interior layout for any revisions needed (the image above shows the actual title page and page 2)—more info
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Disciple-making small group begins in March

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I'm convinced that the only hope for the future of the American church is to return to Jesus' disciple-making method. In order to provide a place for people to learn his model for training Christ follower to be more like him, I will begin a small group experience similar to that of the home churches in the New Testament.

I will begin leading a disciple-making small group in our home in March for those of you in the Eaton area. 

Here’s the announcement about it.  I hope you can come to the information meeting.


  • Disappointed with traditional churches? Not in a church now?
  • Or, in a church and wanting to learn Jesus’ disciple-making method to teach at your
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Here is Chapter 1 of Driving Through Heaven

Here’s the complete first chapter for you to read

My fundraiser for publishing Driving Through Heaven: The Complete Guide to Knowing God and Living in His Kingdom on Earth has so far received $765, or 11% of our Minimum Goal of $7,000.  Most of the contributions have been for pre-publication orders of paperback and PDF copies of the book.

I know many people haven’t had time to read any of the sample chapters available at the book website: www.DrivingThroughHeaven.com, so I thought I’d make it easy for you and give you a copy. Please let me know what you think of it.

If you like what you read, please consider pre-ordering copies of the book at the fundraiser website:

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My Story of Writing Driving Through Heaven

What Writer George Orwell and I have In Common

You may have read English novelist George Orwell’s Animal Farm or Nineteen Eighty Four in school. He once said, “Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness.” I totally agree. The book I’m about to self-publish has been a long, difficult experience.

With my book launch this Sat., Oct. 17 in Eaton, and many people asking about the book, I thought I’d share some of my experience.


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God Called One Night

God occasionally wakes me at night when he can’t get my daytime attention. One occurrence was Dec. 1, 1995. When I asked what he wanted …

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I’m Making Some Ministry Changes

Here’s a progress report on my life and ministry:

Book Revision Completed!

At last! After 6+ years of writing and rewriting, I sent my editor the last pages of my book on how to overcome life’s problems and live the Abundant Life Jesus promised. Titled Driving Through Heaven, I plan to publish it this January, 2015.The book will teach you all of God’s basic New Testament principles and skills for living in his Kingdom of Heaven on earth.

New Ministry Direction: Saving Dying Churches

God has directed me to expand my focus to saving as many churches as possible. With 90% of America’s churches in decline, the need is huge. I train pastors and congregations in Jesus’ method of …

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