The first edition is almost sold out! Our book ‘Live Royally’ has been for sale since the beginning of June and we have just heard from the publisher that the first edition is almost finished. 3,000 copies have been sold in just under four months and the response has been overwhelming. Every week we receive emails and cards from people who are touched by the content or a certain part. Special isn’t it! I want you to read some comments. 1. ‘What a beautiful book you have delivered Martin, thank you! You have delivered a very useful book in an accessible manner, laced with humor. The personal stories of you and your family make it varied, credible and applicable. I particularly liked the analysis of the book of Matthew (chapters 3 to 6). As you also write, the book is often forgotten or skipped. It’s great that you’ve put it back on the map, at least for me. You have well expressed the power and specialness of Jesus’ life here on earth. What a daily schedule Jesus had! What power!’ 2. ‘… and then, almost at the end, you threw your book and… you guessed it: I caught it! It’s the best gift I’ve ever received, okay captured then… I have read the book several times now, and it has helped me a lot in discussions and conversations with non-believing teachers and friends. The book is now next to me, it has not remained completely undamaged, because it was of course thrown at a revival, lent to friends, taken to camp twice and on holiday.’ 3. ‘I just finished your book and I found it very inspiring. Indeed, you must live your life as a daily adventure with God. I am in admiration of how you use God’s standard in the course of your lives.’ 4. ‘Bought your book for the holidays. Read it myself, let my wife read it, really a relief. Not yet another step-by-step book, but written straight from the heart. It has changed our thoughts (and actions! already changed. I hope that a lot of them will be sold.’ 5. I just wanted to leave a short message because I really enjoyed reading the book ‘Live Royally’. My view of the Gospel of Matthew, the Sermon on the Mount and the kingdom of God has changed. I also found it encouraging when I read about the work you do, sometimes through difficulties, but that you still choose God’s way. It helped me a lot, thank you!’ 6. ‘Just a comment about the book ‘Live royally’ I enjoyed reading your first book. The personal story makes it a nice and inspiring book. And the message got across! I hope to gain as much boldness and strength as you have to evangelize and trust God completely. And now on to an adventure…’ 7. ‘I really enjoyed it, especially because I had been planning to write a book on the same subject for almost a year. I thought of titles such as “Seek First God’s Kingdom” or “Ambassador of the Kingdom of God.” But to my surprise, there was apparently someone walking around with the same plans and ideas. Almost everything I wanted to write is in your book, just better expressed than I ever would have written it.’ 8. ‘I read your book in one sitting. That doesn’t happen much to me with a book. Captivated and touched by your openness, a glimpse into your private life. Thanks for that. I have already learned a lot from this. You have touched on a lot and sometimes you could elaborate even further. As it were, a door was opened where you could take a look inside. At the same time, I realize that the theme is so rich and so true. That a book could hardly encompass this. It would be nice if you wrote a sequel to this.’ It is a blessing to encourage, help, and truly teach so many people through one book. If you don’t have the book yet, you get a second chance… because there will be a second edition!