Yesterday he had a phone meeting with a publisher, who liked his manuscript. The publishing team gave him helpful tips and suggestions. However, he didn't agree with all of the changes they suggested he make. Specifically, he is fighting to keep it a "man book - targeted to men." Here's a marketing fact: women buy more books than men.
While he was one the phone, an email came from another publisher expressing interest in the manuscript.
He was able to tell the publisher (on the phone) that he would consider the changes, but get back with them later.
We are encouraged and pray - that no matter the publisher - it would be published, and soon.