He Was and Is and Is to Come

by Stef Liston and Dan Jones

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‘He Was and Is and Is to Come’ is a poem written by Stef Liston, who helps to lead Revelation Church in Camden, and illustrated by Dan Jones, who is part of King’s Community Church in Norwich. We are raising funds to illustrate the entire poem and print it as a beautiful, 60 plus page book – and to do so we are taking pre-orders at a limited time offer of just £7 per copy.

Click on the track below to listen to Stef reading the full poem:


What is it?

The poem was originally written and read by Stef Liston, as a spoken word sermon at a Christian festival called Newday, to a gathering of approximately 6,000 young people. But it seemed that the scope of the poem could easily go further; that it had a potential reach beyond just the moment. This got a few people thinking, one of them being illustrator Dan Jones, who secretly sharpened his cyber-pencils and got drawing. Dan then sent Stef an illustrated draft of one of the verses which took Stef by surprise, but he loved it! So they got talking and wondered what it might look like to produce the poem as a fully illustrated book that would be a source of instruction, inspiration and blessing to people up and down the nation.

So here we are! Dan’s drawing style is a wonderful combination of innocence and poignancy and so we feel like we’ve come up with an idea that would communicate deep and timeless Gospel truth in a very visually captivating and somehow comforting way for people of all ages.


What is Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is a pre-order service which aims to help get creative projects off the ground. For a period of 31 days from 20 May to 20 June 2016, you can make a pledge on Kickstarter in return for a copy of the book when it is printed in October (in addition to various other rewards). If enough people pre-order, you will be charged the amount you have pledged and the project will go ahead. If we don’t reach our funding target, you won’t be charged a penny – but we also won’t be able to print the book.

Kickstarter will not share your payment details or any other personal information with other parties.

I’m interested!

Great! Click through to the Kickstarter page and pre-order yourself a copy – or take a look at some of the discounts for pre-ordering several at once.

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