Voddie Baucham appeared on The Sword and Trowel (linked below) with Jared Longshore and Tom Ascol to talk about his new book Fault Lines, as well as Resolution 9, and the SBC and anti-racism. He also discussed how he was doing health-wise, letting the podcasters know that he was doing ok.
I haven’t been doing much or really having to do anything yeah the last couple of months. (Ascol: Just trying to recover, I mean that’s a lot.) Well first just try not to die, and then just you know, trying to get through all this, trying to recover. You know, I’m happy to say I’m doing much better. The road to recovery from this is a long one. Today I’m actually five weeks post-op from open-heart surgery, which is a pretty brutal thing to experience, to go through. God’s been gracious and God’s been kind and I’m, you know, on the road to recovery and looking forward to being restored to complete health and getting back at it.
Ascol finished up the health questions asking him about his book launch and the impact it had on his schedule and sales.
You know it’s been interesting because we were supposed to leave Jacksonville – again all of this stuff was in the works long before we knew what was going on with my heart – and then I had the first procedure in February, and my goal after that was ‘I got to be ready April 5th to start this tour,’ and there were a couple of things that they wanted to do. A couple of things that they wanted to look at, just to make sure.
And they did one of those the day before we were supposed to get out of here, and that’s when the wheels fell off, and that’s when they immediately decided, ‘oh we’re admitting you, we’re doing open-heart surgery.’ So instead of turning around and leave and go do all the tour and everything, I ended up having open-heart surgery during the time that I was supposed to be out promoting the book.
But you know, in God’s providence, like you said, the book just exploded even without promotion. First of all, because of an incredible group of people who signed up to be part of the launch team. So a lot happened before the book launched, and then just because of word of mouth and everything else that has been happening. And so we ended up debuting it at number #7 on USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestsellers list, and it’s been incredible.
Open heart surgery generally takes 6 to 8 weeks to recover, with 80% of healing happening in that time. After this, a cardiac rehabilitation program is paramount, which works on strengthening the heart and building endurance, progressively getting more and more active. Around 10 weeks, regular exercise can resume, and most people are fully recovered within 3-6 months.
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