Top 13 Books of 2013

For what has become my favorite annual competition, five years ago a group of friends and I created a book reading competition–victory trophy and all. In the calendar year, our competition tracks the total number of books completed and the total number of pages in those completed books. I didn’t start ranking the books I [Read More...]

Part 2: Read an Excerpt from My New Book #OurLastOption

You can look at the Table of Contents and read an excerpt from the Preface here. This is an excerpt from the Introduction our my new ebook Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (US, Canada, UK). In the Introduction I’m setting up the book by exploring the [Read More...]

Get My New Book FOR FREE!

Andrew with his new ebook, Our Last Option

In four easy steps, find out how you can get Andrew Marin’s new ebook, Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square, FOR FREE! Our Last Option is currently available worldwide on iBooks and Amazon, and next week on Nook and all other eReader formats. [Read more...]

Big Announcement #2: My New Book!

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I am very excited to announce that I have a new book releasing at the end of September 2013; in just two months! It is a 125 page academic ebook published in a partnership between Patheos Press and Bondfire Books. It will be available on all ereader outlets–Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Google Reader and any others you might own and read from. The ebook will be called ReEngaging Civility: A Framework for Bridging Opposing Worldviews [Read more...]

My Response to Dan Savage’s Accusations about The Marin Foundation in the New York Times

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This post is Andrew Marin’s response to Dan Savage’s accusations about The Marin Foundation, which appear in the Sunday April 14th edition of The New York Times. [Read more...]

Part 6: Chris on Hope and Not Praying for Fun :)

This is our final interview with Chris Heuertz (his Facebook and Twitter) on his new, vulnerable book, Unexpected Gifts. In case you missed them, check out Part 1 (my overview of the book), Part 2 (the beginning lessons of living with Mother Teresa), Part 3 (on working with mutilated childhood soldiers in the Sierra Leone civil war), Part 4 [Read More...]

Part 5: Chris Heuertz on How to Love Within Diverse Communities

This is Part 5 of our interview with Chris Heuertz (his Facebook and Twitter) on his new, vulnerable book, Unexpected Gifts. In case you missed them, check out Part 1 (my overview of the book), Part 2 (the beginning lessons of living with Mother Teresa), Part 3 (on working with mutilated childhood soldiers in the Sierra Leone civil [Read More...]

Part 4: Chris on Contemplative Activism and his new endeavor, GRAVITY

This is Part 4 of our interview with Chris Heuertz (his Facebook and Twitter) on his new, vulnerable book, Unexpected Gifts. In case you missed them, check out Part 1 (my overview of the book), Part 2 (the beginning lessons of living with Mother Teresa) and Part 3 (on working with mutilated childhood soldiers in the Sierra [Read More...]

Part 3: Chris on Working with Mutilated Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone

Today we are continuing the interview with Chris Heuertz (his Facebook and Twitter) on his new, vulnerable book, Unexpected Gifts. In case you missed them, check out both Part 1 (my overview of the book) and Part 2 (the beginning lessons of living with Mother Teresa). Andrew: In this book you tell a powerful story [Read More...]

Part 2: What Chris Heuertz Learned from Years Living with Mother Teresa

Yesterday in Part 1 I gave an overview of Chris Heuertz’s (his Facebook and Twitter) new book, Unexpected Gifts. Chris has been kind enough to answer a few questions about some of the key portions (at least in my mind) of his book. Today’s question is about his experience moving to India, having Mother Teresa [Read More...]

Part 1: Unexpected Gifts by Chris Heuertz

I love Chris Heuertz. I really do. I think he’s not only brilliant, but truly a man of integrity that lives out everything he writes and speaks about. Chris’ previous book, Friendship at the Margins, is one of my favorite books of all time. As a person who reads around 50 or so books a year [Read More...]

Top 12 Movies of 2012

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I love to go to the movies with my wife Brenda. I watched about 30 this past year. Here is my list of the Top 12 Movies of 2012. As an added bonus, also listed the 4 Worst Movies of 2012. What was your Best and Worst movie of 2012? [Read more...]

Love Is an Orientation is Featured on Barnes & Noble’s Homepage

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I just found out that my book, Love Is an Orientation, has been featured on Barnes & Noble’s homepage since December 19th. It is now featured on their Religion/Spirituality homepage through January 1 thanks to bestselling author of The Shack, Wm. Paul Young. [Read more...]

“The Shack” Author, Wm Paul Young, in Chicago Tuesday Nov 27

  The story is so well known… a small book of 15 copies printed at Kinkos by Paul Young for his family at Christmas, turned into The Shack, selling 18 million copies and counting. Now Paul Young is at it again in his new novel Cross Roads, except this time with slightly larger projections for [Read More...]