Author of Fulfilled
In March 2014, B&H Publishing approached us with a beautiful story to tell – that of a family boldly pursuing the call of God. In Fulfilled: The Refreshing Alternative to the Half-Empty Life, Joey Lankford shares the story of his family leaving the ‘American dream’ behind in Tennessee for a life in Cape Town, South Africa and the pursuit of freedom, faith and something more. The fruit of their obedience has made an incredible impact in the community, creating jobs, leadership opportunities and economic sustainability for local workers.
The Lankford’s journey and the story of their incredible obedience had been featured in the documentary Living Hope and in Richard Stern’s Unfinished, but as Joey spoke with one of his friends over coffee, he decided he’d like for it to be shared in greater depth and detail. This, he hoped, would encourage more families to escape the “hamster wheel of life” and find the purpose that God ultimately had in store for them, be it across the street or an ocean.
In the months before the book’s June 2014 release, we garnered incredible media attention. Relevant Magazine featured Joey in their July/August issue, and Nashville’s daily newspaper, The Tennessean, published a feature about the family. Christian Television Network interviewed Joey as well, giving his story nationwide coverage. We also booked him on over 20 radio shows, including Campus Crusade for Christ’s ‘Lighthouse Report’ (heard on over 1,200 stations nationwide), Moody Radio’s Chris Fabry Live! (500+ stations) and audiences in major markets like St. Louis, Chicago, Phoenix, San Antonio and Austin.
Joey’s prayer was that his book would “help people understand that true fulfillment is awaiting them … and that it’s just on the other side of surrender.” We were honored to help him share his family’s story with others whose lives it could truly impact.