Friday Journal: Make Me A Legend news

Happy Friday!

A busy few weeks this has been. Thankfully, I am now FINISHED with the 2nd publishers edit on my book! In three weeks, I will receive my book back from the paginator (the person who lays the book out exactly as it will be printed). The only thing I have left to do is read through the paginated version one time and give the final OK.

This is a very exciting afternoon! Seriously, this process has taken longer than I ever imagined, but its been highly educational and even FUN at times. The book is nearly perfect! It’s certain to do everything I wished it would do when I first started to write it 5 years ago! This dream is becoming a reality.

To commemorate this moment, here is one of our back cover options:

Headline: Searching For A New World

Tag line: Make Me a Legend predicts the rise of an emergent legend tribe. More than a prediction, it’s a save the world manual for today—and the great invitation of lifetime!

Sometimes I feel like Christopher Columbus, searching for another new world—but in a country that once was! When I discover this new world in all its glory, I’m giving it to my children and yours as my loving inheritance to them. Are you with me? Just like Columbus pursued his ambitious dream, we must pursue ours, too! We have to raise our sails now and fly straight into the fiercest, uncharted seas, without flinching for even a second! And when that time comes, and we’re face to face with the monsters, we must banish them to the ocean floor!

Fellow legends, if we sleep now, we can be sure that this world we’ve been given will be handed to the next generation no better—and probably a whole lot worse than it was when we first received it. Humankind will have taken until there is nothing left for all who come after us, stripping the earth of so much more than ever needed, carelessly trampling down its beauty. We will die bloated with personal achievement and yet starving to death from a deprivation of legacy—the paradox of never really living for the bigger cause.

Ladies and men, grown-ups and youth people worldwide: This is the bigger cause—my dream of a better tomorrow. It’s very nice to meet you, welcome to the tribe and the adventure!


That’s all I have for you this afternoon, have a happy weekend! With much love…

Dream Big, Live Bold, and Leave a Legacy,

Chuck Balsamo

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10 thoughts on “Friday Journal: Make Me A Legend news

    • Thanks Emily!!! Me neither!! We’re so close now… it’s going to be one of the funnest seasons of my life, besides giving my life to Christ, getting married, having kids, and going into full time ministry! Definitely a top FIVE season!! 🙂

  1. Love the front cover, Chuck! But to be honest, not too crazy about the back cover. I will definitely read the book because you wrote it. But, if I didn't know you and all the hard work you have put in it for the past five years, that back cover would not make me want to buy it and read it. But hey, that's just my opinion!! Love you and can't wait to read the finished product.

    • Kathy, below is the original back cover text. If I go with that version, it will need to be reworked, but you can get a picture of where we were going. With the option I posted in the blog above, I was trying to make it more poetic and less like every other back cover I've seen. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! Please pray that God will have the cover and back cover He desires: one that will impact the greatest number of people. Please pray for me as I continue with this process… to the finish! 🙂

      Tag line: Make Me a Legend predicts an emergent legend tribe of epic proportions—men and women who will bond and bleed for the greatest ambition of all time!

      If you knew your life was almost over, would you draft a farewell to your beloved survivors? Although the author’s time isn’t almost over, he chose to write a farewell message to those he loves—his family and you.

      He studied people’s dreams and predicted their biggest obstacles, and sealed his imperative lessons in Make Me a Legend. Now he knows that people can dream bigger, live bolder, and make a huge and lasting difference—that your legendary life can echo in eternity!

      In this save the world manual, you will become empowered beyond your wildest dreams as you learn to:

      • Discern the bigger cause.

      • Clarify your God-sized dream.

      • Build your extravagant foundation.

      • Recruit and inspire your frenzied fans.

      • Attract the right mentors, peers, and apprentices.

      • Become undomesticated, wild, and free to run without limits!

      Now you can be a legend in your own family, community, and nation. You can be remembered as a selfless, sacrificing, and legacy-driven parent generation as you grant your survivors a world that is remarkably preserved in a spirit of purity and free of violence, perversion, and evil things. Welcome to the tribe!

  2. Chuck…

    I am beyond words with this blog and the masterpiece awaiting for final publication. This blog is without a doubt an answer to a prayer prayed, an inspiration to me as if I was connected to an IV with manna from Heaven…like the woman with the issue of blood, I know I what it is like to reach for the hem with a knowing that my life will not be the same…I felt it with these words

    • Christine, you are always so kind. Thank you again for making me feel like a champion! I’m praying for you this morning, praying for all of my blog commenters. Have a beautiful Saturday!! 🙂

  3. Chuck…how exciting! I love the cover, love the back writing, love the concept! You are a blessing and I see you doing all kinds of TV and other interviews to showcase the book. When you do, your God given personality and love of your fellow man will shine and bring glory to God! As I said before, you are such an inspiration. Thank you for using your life to serve God and work His plan for you! Love to you and the family! (BTW, my daughter is going to go to Culinary-Baking and Pastry Arts school, too!)

    • Hazel, thanks, you’re a blessing too!! Your kind words have lifted my heart this morning. I’m still not settled on the back cover text… it’s actually a clip from inside the book, modified for the cover. Please pray that God will have his design and his back cover message… one that will impact the greatest number of people! BTW, which culinary school is your daughter attending?

  4. Chuck,

    I love the one above!! Especially, telling that the book is a save the world manual and what you will learn from reading it. But again,that is just my opinion. I am definately not a writer or an editor. I truly beleive this book is going to change many, many, lives. I know the heart that you have for the lost no matter who they are or what their background is. I am always praying for you and your family. You all mean so much to us!!

    • Thanks Kathy, please pray that I will have favor and unity with my publisher. So many decisions to make… and I want God to be at the center of them all! Thank you again for the enthusiasm. 🙂