I’m getting really excited about the release of my next book on August 12th, “postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?” with Hachette/Jericho. Though it’s still two months away from the hardback release, I have a few exciting things to share.
First, I found out today that Jericho will be at Wild Goose, where I’ll be talking about the book for the first time to an audience. Word I got was that they’ll be giving away advance copies of the book to folks who come early to the talk, so be sure to mark that on your schedule so you get a free book.
Next, I’ve been asked to record the audiobook version of the book myself. So for those of you who enjoy audiobooks, and who particularly value getting to hear a book read by the person who created it, this will be very cool.
Finally, with two months left to go, Publishers Weekly has already issued a strong, positive review for postChristian. Here’s what they had to say:
Any book, not least an ostensibly Christian one, that announces its plan to “piss you off” promises to be provocative. Piatt(PregMANcy) delivers on his disconcerting promise as he calls out Christianity for what he sees as its “seven deadly scandals” (pride, certainty, lust, greed, judgment, fear, and envy) and invites everyone to imagine a more humble, faithful, loving, charitable, merciful, courageous and just future. Piatt pulls no punches in his postmodern verdict against Western Christianity, and his analysis of the “post-Christian” moment should touch a nerve among progressives and traditionalists alike. Piatt is an expert at deconstructing false precepts, false practices, and prejudices of all sorts. Still, while he criticizes Christendom’s mistaken sense of cultural hegemony, he leaves too many of his readers of faith standing foundationless and asking nervously, “Now what?” That may be exactly what the author wants. Instead of offering pat remedies to Christianity’s ills, he invites readers on a Kerouac-style journey of faith on the road with others who are preoccupied with similar questions and are comfortable living, and dying, with them.
Order your advance copy by clicking the link above to the Jericho page and selecting the retailer of your choice. I encourage you, as always, to support a local bookseller, and to ask them to carry the title in-store.
Soon, I’ll be sharing some of the many incredible endorsements from the book, as well as exclusive excerpts, and hopefully some discussions with other theological minds and social activists about the implication of the book for the future of Christian identity.
Thanks so much for all of your encouragement and support. I’m incredibly fortunate to get to do what I do, and I’m deeply grateful every day for it.