Well, I have some exciting news to share with you all.
My first book, Overrated, is done. Manuscripts. Revisions. Edits. Rewrites. Edits. Copyedits. More edits. Copyedits. Then I thought I was finished. And then I wasn’t. More edits. Copyedits.
And ready or not, finally…the book is finished. The book is at the printers right now.
So, here’s some info about the book:
Overrated: Are We More in Love With the Idea of Changing the World than Actually Changing the World?
I actually wanted to call it:
Overrated: Are We More in Love With the Idea of Changing the World than Actually Changing the World…and in the Process, Be Changed Ourselves
And yes, I was also pushing for : Jesus, Justice, and Selfies
The official hashtag: #OverratedBook
My publisher, David C Cook, is currently working on a simple website for the book.
An Overview of the Book:
I’m really excited about this book. I know that authors are supposed to say that about their own books but this book flows deeply out of my own heart as my personal confession. This book is about Justice, Discipleship and ultimately, about following Jesus. But I’ve learned, at times painfully, that it’s not just about us doing justice, this journey is also about allowing the work of justice to change us. Our calling is not simply to change the world but perhaps as important…is to be changed ourselves.
This book is about my journey in learning this truth. It’s a book that describes a very personal collision of faith, justice, following Jesus, praxis, and counting the costs. It’s messy and painful but it’s real and it’s my invitation to others to be less infatuated with telling a good story and instead, simply living a good story.
I’m also really honored that Don Miller wrote the foreword for the book. I’m truly humbled that several colleagues, friends, and mentors agreed to write endorsements for the book including Dr. John Perkins, Lynne Hybels, Louie Giglio, Shane Claiborne, Ann Voskamp, Matthew Barnett, Judah Smith, Christena Cleveland, Soong-Chan Rah, and several others. Here’s a sample of the endorsements: Read the rest of this entry »