Tyndale House Publishers has decided it will not go ahead with the scheduled release of a book by former NewSpring Pastor Perry Noble, who was recently fired for alcohol addiction and other “unfortunate choices and decisions.”
The former South Carolina megachurch pastor’s latest book, 11 1/2 Questions To Help You Date Without Regret, which had been scheduled for launch on Sept. 27, has been moved to “unscheduled status,” a spokeswoman for Tyndale House told Independent Mail.
“We plan to review this status at a future date and then evaluate the viability of releasing this book at another time,” Margie Watterson was quoted as saying. She added that other titles by Noble will remain available for sale.
However, on its website, Tyndale has not removed the tag “Coming Soon” from the book’s page. Amazon’s website also continues to have the book listed for Sept. 27 release.
“We live in a culture that doesn’t see dating as a big deal. Dating is just what you do on the weekend so you don’t have to binge-watch shows on Netflix. Popular speaker and pastor Perry Noble knows better,” says the book description on Tyndale’s website.
“How you date and whom you date can literally change the course of your life,” the description adds. “Over the years, Perry has met hundreds of people with a lot of questions — and tragically, a lot of regrets — about dating. Today’s fast hook-up culture has created a wasteland of emotionally damaged people. This book is written around the eleven questions that can transform your perspective on dating — and a ‘half’ question that people should be asking but are not.”
On July 9, NewSpring Church Executive Pastor Shane Duffey announced Noble’s removal to the congregation during the worship service, saying that while it was “the most difficult and painful decision we’ve had to make, unfortunately it was necessary.” He added, “Perry has made some unfortunate choices and decisions that have caused us much concern.”
SOURCE: The Christian Post – Anugrah Kumar