• Archive for August, 2009

    “Should We Fire God?” by Jim Pace

    August 25, 2009 // 1 Comment »

    Should We Fire GodJim Pace has been one of my co-pastors for three years; he’s been a mentor and friend much longer. In April 2010, FaithWords will publish Jim Pace’s first book, Should We Fire God?

    Given the terrible suffering in our world, and in light of recent atheistic works such as Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion and Christopher Hitchens’s God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, is there any reason to hope in the God of Scripture? What’s he really worth in a world that seems to be, regarding Christianity, “over it?” And if there is a God, has he so bungled his role as the great Sovereign that we should simply let him go? Should We Fire God?

    I’ve read portions of this book and have given it my endorsement. As one who has, in the past, wrestled with these questions quite a bit, I can tell you that Jim Pace has written a thoroughly well-conceived and well-reasoned work.

    I’ll be blogging more about this important book as we move closer to April. And once Should We Fire God? is available for pre-order, I’ll let you know.

    In the meantime, be saving your pennies for April 2010.

    Posted in General

    Pre-order “Introverts in the Church”

    August 16, 2009 // 1 Comment »

    IntrovertsThe title alone–Introverts in the Church–was enough for me. As an introvert who has often felt out of place or overwhelmed in the extroverted church world, I pre-ordered my copy of Adam S. McHugh’s forthcoming book as soon as it became available on Amazon.

    The publisher, InterVarsity Press (my publisher for Losing God), says,

    “Introverts are called and gifted by God. But many churches tend to be extroverted places where introverts are marginalized. Some Christians end up feeling like it’s not as faithful to be an introvert.

    Adam McHugh shows how introverts can live and minister in ways consistent with their personalities.”

    The publication date is November 2009, but no need to wait. Click here to pre-order as I did.

    Posted in General

    “When Answers Aren’t Enough” audio book recording dates

    August 10, 2009 // No Comments »

    Zondervan-Logo_lgI now have the recording dates for the audio book edition of When Answers Aren’t Enough. I’ll visit Zondervan in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for three days of recording, September 8 – 10.

    I’m really looking forward to the process, and I’m excited to meet the many people who helped take When Answers Aren’t Enough from simple word document to published book. No doubt I’ll offer frequent blog updates those three days, so stay tuned!

    Posted in Writing Updates