Dr. Paul and Terrie Chappell Host Book Launch Event at Oct. 19 Marriage Conference in MD
New Book ‘Are We There Yet?’ Helps Couples Travel Down the Road of Marriage Together and Shed Some Baggage Along the Way
LOS ANGELES—Authors Paul and Terrie Chappell will launch their soon-to-be-released book, “Are We There Yet? Marriage—a Perfect Journey for Imperfect Couples,” at an upcoming conference attended by hundreds of married couples in Maryland this month.
The Chappells, married for 37 years, will be featured speakers at the Couples Conference, along with Dr. Tim and Sharon Rabon and Dr. Mark and April Campbell. The three-day event is set for Oct. 19-21 at Emmanuel Baptist Temple in Hagerstown, Maryland.
“Are We There Yet?” will be released on Tuesday, Oct. 17, but a launch event two days later is part of the schedule for the weekend conference that aims to give couples a boost of strength and encouragement for their marriage.
“We are honored that Emmanuel Baptist’s annual Couples Conference will be the location for the official launch of ‘Are We There Yet?” said Dr. Paul Chappell. “And we are thrilled to share this new book with hundreds of couples who are committed to investing in their marriages and honoring God through their commitment to each other.”
The “Are We There Yet?” launch reception at the conference is set for 5:45 p.m. Oct. 19, and the event will also be aired on the Emmanuel Baptist Temple radio station. The Chappells will answer questions about the book and be available to sign copies. View further details about the Couples Conference here.
In “Are We There Yet?,” a travel-themed guide for marriage, the Chappells candidly share biblical principles and personal, transparent illustrations that will equip couples to travel down the road of marriage further together. Whether newlyweds or married for decades, husbands and wives will find truth in “Are We There Yet?” to help them clarify their destination, communicate their needs, grow as a couple and even shed some baggage along the way.
“If you think of marriage as a journey, it’s not a stretch at all to compare God’s Word to a road map or a GPS guide,” Chappell said. “Our problem isn’t that God hasn’t given us answers, but that we—like most of us men—tend to think we’ll be fine without the map. Some Christians assume that the Bible is great for ‘spiritual’ advice—like church and prayer—but has little to say about the issues we deal with on a daily basis.
“The truth is,” he continued, “the Bible address every practical area of life—including marriage. That’s why Terrie and I are excited about this new book, ‘Are We There Yet?’ Although we shared many personal illustrations and emphasized practical applications throughout, the book really is Bible-based counsel. It’s the kind of counsel we’ve given couples now for over 30 years in pastoral ministry. So we encourage couples to not only remember that marriage is a journey, but to remember that God has provided direction for this journey and to seek out and follow His direction from His Word.”
With chapter titles such as “Paying with Foreign Currency,” “It’s a Two-Lane Highway,” “Roadblocks” and “Booking a Room,” “Are We There Yet?” explores topics from needs and communication to conflict and intimacy.
Pre-orders for “Are We There Yet?” are beginning now online at www.AreWeThereYetBook.com. Bonus items for those who pre-order before the Oct. 17 release date include: Chapter 1 in PDF format, a marriage Q&A video session with the Chappells, downloadable “Travel with Me” cards—52 questions to inspire your marriage journey; and a printed “Are We There Yet?” companion guide for the first 1,000 pre-orders.
For more information on Dr. Paul Chappell and Lancaster Baptist Church, visit paulchappell.com or www.lancasterbaptist.org, or connect via social media on Facebook, Twitter or the church’s YouTube or Vimeo.