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Why the Archbishop of Canterbury Thinks A New England Novel Can Change the Future of the Church

This crossed my desk this morning and I thought it would be of interest… For Immediate Release Archbishop of Canterbury Endorses Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim’s Tale Colorado Springs, CO (June 28, 2010)—More than 800 years ago St. Francis of Assisi single-handedly altered the spiritual and political climate of his time. Today, Chasing Francis, a captivating book that […]

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Flash Reviews This Week

In addition to my day job, getting the word out on amazing books via the Speakeasy network, I get sent a lot books for potential review. Larger publishers know the drill – if they’re sending books, particularly unsolicited, it’s hit-or-miss whether they’ll actually get reviewed. But I have a soft spot for self-published and/or first-time authors; […]

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2 Days in 2 Ways – Get Leonard Sweet’s ‘So Beautiful’ for Free!

Leonard Sweet. He got many of us thinking about the postmodern cultural-spiritual shift in the 1990s with provocative titles like Quantum Spirituality, SoulTsunami and AquaChurch. These titles were like books on crack, seemingly taking a cue from the then-popular VH1 Pop-Up Video, with ADD-appropriate sprinkles of information overlaid on more conventional text. By the early, […]

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The Shack – Too Edgy for Christian Publishing?

‘Big Evangelical’ acquisitions editor Mick Silva and lit agent extraordinaire Chip MacGregor offer two nuanced takes. As many readers here know, I’ve been friends with Windblown co-publisher Wayne Jacobsen for years. (We have similar house-church-like roots, though neither of us exactly claim that nom de plume now) When he approached me in (I guess it […]

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