I’ve done a lot of writing these last five years. I’ve written papers, posts, articles, and far too many tweets. Now, it’s time to try something new.
Now, I’m writing a book.
The book is called Tell Me a Story: Finding God (and Ourselves) Through Narrative, and it’ll be released by Moody Publishers in March 2013.
Want to see the cover? Here she is:
Here’s a quick description of the book:
Life and faith seem to defy formulas and bullet points, but for thousands of years human beings have discovered and shared meaning through stories. Tell Me a Story explores how narrative can inform our understanding of God, ourselves, and our common calling as Christians to be storytellers.
If that sounds like a book you might interested in, start saving your loose change and Amazon gift cards now. Also, check back on this site and follow me on Twitter to stay abreast of any and all developments related to Tell Me a Story.
As for how I’m feeling about this whole thing, I’m incredibly excited. Writing a book has been a dream of mine for several years now. Of course, there’s nothing like the challenge of completing a manuscript (not to mention completing it on time) to temper one’s excitement. Tell Me a Story has been a labor of love these last five months, and I can honestly say I’ve experienced both the labor and the love. Once I submit my manuscript in early September I plan on enjoying a lot more love and a lot less labor. But we’ll see.
Frank Chimero wrote a book in the last year, and in a post about that process he shared the following words from the great John Steinbeck:
The writer wants to cry out—”Bring it back! Let me rewrite it or better—let me burn it. Don’t let it out in the unfriendly cold in that condition.”
Yeah, I know that feeling. At the same time, I can’t wait for all of you to read Tell Me a Story. I think — think — you’re going to like it. In that regard, March 2013 can’t get here fast enough. If you’d like to get an update every month or two about the book (and other stuff I’m working on), just signup for my brand new newsletter. I won’t bombard you with emails or anything — the idea is that I can remind you about the book when it comes out and so on.
So, that’s what’s new with me. Thanks for reading.