His Truth Will Set You Free

Listen to what Jesus says; “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

My Elevator Pitch


Elevator Pitch

I’ve been working on refining the description of the book I’m writing. I think it’s about time – I’ve been working on this thing for almost seven years, and I tend to awkwardly stumble to an answer when people ask what the book is about. Lately I’ve been working on the elevator pitch; the briefest of descriptions. Here’s what I have so far, maybe for an elevator ride of about five floors.

Book title: His Truth Will Set You Free; knocking down the prison walls of manmade religion.

Pitch: The manmade false ideas that pollute Christianity are like large stones in a prison wall, mortared together by pride and greed, holding captive unwary believers and barricading those seeking answers. This book demolishes the prison walls of false messages with the mighty truth of Jesus Christ.

I’m curious; based on that brief description, would you read such a book?


Author: CJ Penn

First, my writing isn't about me. Don’t want the attention, don’t want to feed my ravenous ego (yep, I’m just a typical pride-plagued human). But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some writing before heading off to work. I write because I’m passionate about God, Jesus, His Spirit, and His truth. And, I feel the Holy Spirit gets shortchanged in the world we call Christianity. The truth is sometimes lacking too.

6 thoughts on “My Elevator Pitch

  1. It seems to me this is only two floors worth; it’s a little too sparse and vague. I would add a couple of examples of the type of false ideas you cover in the book. With that addition, I would be likely to at least pick up the book and peruse the table of contents, flip to the last page (a bad habit of mine), and then decide whether I wanted to read it. Peace, Linda

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  2. I can appreciate where you are going with the book because I am trying to explain the same exact thing. There are two things that keep a person from the person who is Truth, one is the problem of rebellion and the other is religion. Religious people, particularly those who are very knowledgeable of Scripture and of a proud tradition, are harder to set free it seems. Some can be so close yet so far away, just like the prodigal son’s brother.

    Anyhow, would I read it? Maybe, but not before I get through a stack of other books first. I still have Tozer and others waiting for me to spare a minute…

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    • Hi Joel. Thanks for your comment.

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    • Hi again Joel. I’ve been thinking about something you said, and I totally agree. Given the choice between Tozer and me, I’d pick reading Tozer. I’ll never write as well as he did.


    • Well, don’t be discouraged from writing. I have the same problem wondering how I would stack up or who would want to read what i write and it can be discouraging. But we cannot worry about how we compare to others, because soon a person would do nothing since there’s always someone better…

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