Friday, October 06, 2006

Update From Cecil Murphey

Cec Murphey with NFL's Most
Valuable Player for 2005,
Shaun Alexander

What's new with author, teacher & speaker Cecil "Cec" Murphey

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Cecil ("Cec") Murphey

I came home tired after teaching in a two-day conference followed by
an intense mentoring clinic in Dallas. For a full month, I can stay
home to write daily, run each morning, and play in my garden every

My next mentoring clinic is in Walnut, CA (near LA) January 17-20.
Peter Lundell (host) says we still have room for two people.

On the news front, Touchdown Alexander that I wrote for Seattle
running back, Shaun Alexander, sold 50,000 copies and nearly 2,000 of
the audio version during its first month. Daily Devotions Inspired by
90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey
(Berkeley/Penguin) comes out in November with an initial printing of
110,000 copies. CBD (Christian Book Distributors) asked me to write
study questions for each chapter of 90 Minutes in Heaven. They want
to put this in their Giant Reading Group and promise (according to my
editor Vicki Crumpton) "to give the book big promotion in terms of
catalog space, focus, and sales,"

The fall issue of Marriage Partnership printed a series of articles
about couples and cancer. Shirley's breast-cancer story is in it
along with a first-person story by my friend, Dr. Amy Givler. The
issue features a story about another friend, Chris Maxwell. He had
viral encephalitis and no longer has any short-term memory. It's an
inspirational account written by Corrie Cutrer.

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