Help Me Become A Bestselling Author

$5,985 of $4,200 goal

Raised by 19 people in 29 months
Jeffrey R. Burns   CAROLINA BEACH, NC
I am the author of the upcoming book Hidden Racists: The Dirty Secrets of Southern Evangelical Christianity. Recently, a bestselling author contacted me and encouraged me to write a book on how I had to confront racial prejudice as an evangelical minister in the South. This author has agreed to mentor me, write the forward and afterward and help me find a publisher.  Also, Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup For the Soul, said he would give my book a "shout out" on Twitter when it gets published.  Jack has 135,000 Twitter followers! 

My book is a call for Christians to repent of racism and to radically follow Jesus into racial and ethnic reconciliation, and friendship with people of color and other religions. This book is my spiritual memoir of my painful journey as a minister to challenge Southern conservative Christians to follow Jesus and love their racially and ethnically diverse neighbors. Although I stood against racial prejudiced in the church I will also discuss how I had bitter prejudiced in my heart towards Muslims after 9/11. The book will end with the story of how God used a little Muslim boy by the name of Omar to show me that I was a racist in my heart towards Muslims and that I had to change if I was going to call myself a follower of Jesus.  Omar changed my life. 

My book will come out in 2015.  Also, I have the opportunity to be mentored by a media branding pubishing consultant and book promoter who has helped several books become New York Times bestsellers. One book he promoted sold over 18 million copies! He has offered to mentor and teach me everything he knows in six months for a major reduced fee because we are friends and he believes in what I am doing!  I will have to travel to Florida for some of this training so that is why I need to raise $4,200.  Will you help me become a bestselling author?
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Update 10
28 months ago
I am blown away! As of today we have gone over my goal by $1,600. That is 142%. I now have more than enough to do what I need to do at this time. God bless each of you. This is amazing.
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Update 9
28 months ago
We did it! This has been miraculous! All the money for my "Help Me Become A Bestselling Author" project has come in. I am at 102%. Praise God. Thanks to everyone who made this event a success. I was floored at how many diverse peoples and organizations got behind my project. I have no doubt that God is leading me to write this book and your backing has been further confirmation. You guys rock and so does "Gofundme.com."
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Update 8
29 months ago
I have almost reached my entire goal! As most of you know I set a goal to reach $4,600 to the essential mentoring needed to write my book and to promote it through the best possible platform available.

I have a bestselling author who is coaching me and a media branding publisher consultant and book promoter who believes in what I am doing and has agreed to coach me for six months of his coaching/mentoring. He gave me a 50% discount on his coaching package.

Most people are not giving to my project through the gofundme.com site but directly. As of today I have raised 80% of my goal and I only need $850! I am almost there.

Thanks for all your prayers and support. If you would like to help me complete my campaign and make a donation to the $850. Just go to my link.

Thanks for everything!

Jeff
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Update 7
29 months ago
Correct link: Brian McLaren just promoted my book campaign on his blog. Go to http://brianmclaren.net/ and scroll down to Feb. 19th. It is under "A book that needs to be written."
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Jeffrey Burns
29 months ago

$700 has come in for my campaign! Generous gifts for my book campaign keep coming. I am so grateful for all the gifts that are coming in to help me become a successful author. $25 was given today on my website and $450 came in but the individual did not want to put it on my site.

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$5,985 of $4,200 goal

Raised by 19 people in 29 months
Created February 14, 2014
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$1,675
anonymous
28 months ago (Offline Donation)
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$850
Anonymous
28 months ago (Offline Donation)
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$500
Anonymous
29 months ago (Offline Donation)
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$2,000
Anonymous
29 months ago (Offline Donation)
DV
$100
David Vidmar
29 months ago
$50
Andrew Larsen
29 months ago

Love your story and friendship Jeff. And curiously, I'm on a similar though somewhat different journey. I'm writing a book called, "Worldly Holiness: Confessions of a White Evangelical."

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$100
Anonymous
29 months ago
JC
$100
Jerry Coleman
29 months ago

Jeff, is a blessing

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$25
Anonymous
29 months ago
DL
$25
David Lawn
29 months ago

Passion of Paul. I love Jeff.

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Jeffrey Burns
29 months ago

$700 has come in for my campaign! Generous gifts for my book campaign keep coming. I am so grateful for all the gifts that are coming in to help me become a successful author. $25 was given today on my website and $450 came in but the individual did not want to put it on my site.

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