Cultivating A Gospel-Shaped Attitude

Screen Shot 2013-03-26 at 4.21.03 PMI have two major announcements to make in regard to my new book.

First, the official launch date will be Sunday, May 5th. I hope that you will mark this date on your calendar and purchase a copy of “Cultivating A Gospel-Shaped Attitude” on  If you are a blogger please email me ( receive details about how you can receive a free advance copy to review on your website.

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Second, I am excited to announce that 100% of the profits from the sale of the book during the month of May will go to support missions work in Haiti.  As you may know, the church where I serve is very committed to the work of reaching Haitians with the gospel and this book is going to provide a tool for making a major investment in the work their.  After May, I will continue to contribute 25% of the profits from this book to our work in Haiti, but in order to help launch the book I wanted to do something special.  My prayer is that during the month of May, you will help me to sell 5,000 copies of this book, which will provide over $10,000 for the work in Haiti.

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Here’s what others are saying about the book:

“Cultivating A Gospel Shaped Attitude” by Joe Buchanan is a much-needed addition to the literature on the Beatitudes. There are many good works available. Dr. Buchanan’s is unique in that it shows how the gospel impacts our attitudes, actions and character. Read it with blessing and practical application.”

Jerry Vines, Pastor-Emeritus, First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida; Two time president of the Southern Baptist Convention; President, Jerry Vines Ministries, Inc.(

There are plenty of books that will help you to have a positive attitude, but most of them are missing what Joe Buchanan brings to the discussion – how the gospel shapes our attitudes and in turn, our actions, to produce in us a Christlike character. My mind and heart are in a better place because of Cultivating a Gospel-Shaped Attitude, and yours will be too! Buy it, read it, and give a copy away!

Brandon Cox, Pastor at Grace Hills Church, Editor at

“In Cultivating a Gospel Shaped Attitude Joe Buchanan delivers encouraging, practical, and highly readable insight into Christian character development, and the heart attitudes that Jesus teaches are at the core of that development.  By showing us the inner attitudes that make the actions of faith more natural, Joe offers new freedom and victory to those of us who may be frustrated in our efforts to be more like Christ.”

Nate Adams, Executive Director, Illinois Baptist State Association, Author of The Acts 1:8 Challenge (LifeWay) and The Home Team (Revell)

“Joe Buchanan looks with new insight to this great passage of scripture in Matthew.  He illustrates out of his own personal experiences as a young pastor serving a small church in rural WV to his current days of leading a much larger church in Illinois to drive his point home.  Brother Buchanan writes with simple wisdom and candor that will touch every heart.  I fully recommend this book for your personal instruction or for use with a small group.  You will be blessed if you read it and follow the wisdom found within.”

Terry L. Harper, Executive Director, West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists

“There is no shortage of books in this world based on the general premise that, if we adjust or eliminate our bad attitudes, our quality of life will improve.  In Cultivating a Gospel-Centered Attitude, Dr. Buchanan moves beyond feel-good rhetoric to focus instead on the source of a healthy attitude  – in a heart aligned with the desires and teachings of Christ.”

Jerry Falwell, Jr., Chancellor and President, Liberty University

Whenever I read a book I want the book to be intellectually challenging, spiritually encouraging and readable. Dr. Joe Buchanan has captured all three. It is the kind of book that pastors and lay people alike will greatly benefit from and be blessed by it. This is one of those must read books.

Dr. Morris Anderson, Evangelist, President & Founder of MANNA Ministries, Inc.

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