The rejection from CrossBooks really knocked my knees out from under me, but, thanks to the encouragement and support many of you sent my way, I'm back on my feet and moving on!
I never heard back from CrossBooks or LifeWay - so, I finally contacted them. Apparently, Dr. Drake never received the manuscript from his own people and now doesn't have time to review it.
No worries, as my mom used to say. I am now lined up with another publisher, materials are all submitted and hopefully in eight to twelve weeks we should have a book and an e-book. Praise God!