Multnomah Publishers, Inc. (Sisters, Oregon) ::: 2002 — 2007
While at Multnomah, I wrote the preteens fiction book What Would Jesus Pray?
I also gave editorial leadership in the company’s new Strategic Publishing Group restructure.
I also led weekly editors forum (for editors from two Strategic Publishing Groups) to enhance editorial skills, creativity, and big-picture thinking.
Also at Multnomah, I developed first drafts (from various author sources) for several books, then worked with the author to shape the final version. Among these projects were:
Experiencing the Cross by Henry Blackaby The Indwelling Life of Christ by Major Ian Thomas 31 Days of Power and ChristLife by Ruth Myers
The Prayer Matrix by David Jeremiah
Humility: True Greatness and Christ Our Mediator by C. J. Mahaney
A Whole New You, God Is More than Enough, and Dry Bones Dancing by Tony Evans
I edited numerous other books at Multnomah, including:
A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God by Larry Osborne
Experiencing Prayer with Jesus by Henry Blackaby and Norman Blackaby Bridge Called Hope by Kim Meeder God Is Not Through with Me Yet by Thelma Wells Women, Take Charge of Your Money by Carolyn Castleberry
Random House, Inc. / WaterBrook Press (Colorado Springs) ::: 1996 — 2002
Senior Editor, Executive Editor
At WaterBrook, I gave editorial leadership in establishing a solid foundation for this startup company’s editorial direction.ditorial leadership in establishing a solid foundation for this startup company’s editorial direction.
I developed first drafts (from various author sources) for several books, then worked with the author to shape the final version. eveloped first drafts (from various author sources) for several books, then worked with the author to shape the final version.
Among these products were:
This Jerry Bridges trilogy-- I Exalt You, O God I Will Follow You, O God I Give You Glory, O God.
In Light of Eternity by Randy Alcorn Our Covenant God by Kay Arthur The Perfect Love and The Satisfied Heart by Ruth Myers
At WaterBrook, I edited numerous other books, including:
Every Man’s Battle by Fred Stoeker and Stephen Arterburn
The Joy of Fearing Godby Jerry Bridges (and wrote companion study guide)
As Silver Refined by Kay Arthur (and wrote companion study guide)
Edge of Eternity by Randy Alcorn
I Gave Dating a Chance and He’s Hot, She’s Hot by Jeramy and Jerusha Clark
Leadership by the Book by Ken Blanchard and Bill Hybels
Shattered Dreamsand The Pressure’s Off by Larry Crabb (I also wrote companion workbooks for both books)
Also at WaterBrook, I authored these children's books (under the pen name "Mack Thomas"):
Questar Publishers, Inc. (Sisters, Oregon) ::: 1987 — 1996
At Questar I edited books from authors such as David Jeremiah, Randall Arthur, Chuck and Barb Snyder, Joe White, Thom Lemmons, Will Cunningham, and others
During these years I also wrote more than two dozen children’s books (under the pen name "Mack Thomas"), including: the original (1991) What Would Jesus Do? The First Step Bible A Mouse in Solomon’s House Quiet Times with God for Kids.
Also, for adults, I wrote the two-volume Complete Bible Discussion Guide.