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Serving an Audience


Demitrius Burnett, M.Div is a worshiper, preacher, poet, and writer. He is a native of Chicago, IL. and after moving around the country with family and for school, he relocated to the Bay Area for seminary, where he eventually made it his home. Demitrius works to address the affordable housing crisis in the Bay Area while helping non-profit organizations gain funding as a Program Officer at the San Francisco Foundation.

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives” Luke 4:18


Sermons Will Ruin Your Life is a 20-piece collection that captures the unique experience of the sermon writer. Through poetry and prose, it seeks to encapsulate the spiritual, mental, emotional, and sacrificial dynamics of the “process” of sermon writing. Often engaging God directly and Sermon personified, the collection illuminates how the sermonizer does not simply create or produce sermons, but is also shaped and fashioned by them in the same process.

However, these writings are not exclusive to sermon writers, also known as preachers. Its pages are filled with a shared experience to be identified with by anyone who experiences their own sense of calling. No matter what you are called to do, or bring into the world, if that thing that gives you life essentially ruins your life…this book is for you.

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