Let me tell you of part of the story of how “How to Win Over Worry” remained in print for so long.
I am so grateful for the ministry of Dr. Haggai. A warm, passionate, and visionary leader, committed to the spread of the Gospel worldwide as few have ever been, Dr. Haggai was a good friend of both my father and myself.
His friendship with my dad, Bob Hawkins, Sr., began when Dr. Haggai heard of an amazing purchase my father made, back in the 1960’s, when he owned a Christian bookstore in Portland, Oregon. Hearing that Zondervan was about to let How to Win Over Worry go out of print, my dad bought an amazing 500 copies–because he loved the book and wanted it to remain in print. Dr. Haggai somehow received word of this, and remembered it, just as he seemed to recall everything!
Years later, in the 1980’s, Dr. Haggai made sure Harvest House Publishers eventually became the publisher of this book at a point when it was once again, I believe, ready to go out of print.
And for the next three plus decades, Harvest House kept the message of this book alive in markets everywhere.
I am grateful for the love of Christ and His message inherent in this high-energy, man of God. He made me laugh, and hard, loved the power of the quote, and gave his life to sharing Christ. We are proud to have been his publisher for many books, and enriched because we knew him. He will be sorely missed. But today we celebrate his graduation to be with the Lord forever!
Bob Hawkins, Jr.
Harvest House Publishers