Picking Up My Books—Part 2

These are 3 short videos of me on Monday March 30th at InterVarsity Press’ distribution center, as I complete orders for Love is an Orientation that were ordered through IVP. The first video is me filling out the shipping order. The second video is me packing and sealing the envelopes. The third video is me [Read More...]

Picking Up My Books—Part 1

On Monday March 30th I had the exciting privilege of driving to InterVarsity Press’ headquarters with my father-in-law (in a big van) to pick up the 1,000 Love is an Orientation books that The Marin Foundation ordered….because it’s officially released and will be hitting the stores shortly! Here Here Here You can find the full [Read More...]

Leadership Journal Reviews Love Is An Orientation

While I was in San Diego speaking at the National Pastors Convention I had an opportunity to sit down with an editor (Brandon O’Brien) from Leadership Journal for a thirty minute interview to talk about my book and the work of The Marin Foundation. You can click here to read their review of Love Is An Orientation. At [Read More...]

My Book is in the Warehouse

I just got the coolest phone call I’ve ever received: InterVarsity Press just called to tell me that my book, Love is an Orientation, just got delivered to their distribution warehouse!!!So for all of you who have pre-ordered it (and thank you so very much for that!!!), it should be arriving some point soon! And [Read More...]

The Book Endorsement Process—Part 2

These pictures are of the people endorsing Love is an Orientation: (Top Row from Left to Right: Scot McKnight, Shane Claiborne and Me and Marko)(Lower Row from Left to Right: David Roberts from Ex-Gay Watch, Michelle Strombeck and Brian McLaren)*For more information on what they said, see the previous post The reason I said my [Read More...]

The Book Endorsement Process—Part 1

The next phase of the Mysterious Publishing Process that I have recently gone through is the “endorsement” portion of the book—you know, the smarter and more famous people who you go to, to validate you, your work, experiences and thoughts so that other people will know you’re “ok to listen to.” I totally understand the [Read More...]

Promotional Video for Love Is An Orientation

Check this out – it’s the promotional video for my book, Love is an Orienation (which you can buy here or here)! Feel free to visit YouTube and write some comments and reviews!!!!! I hope you love it…. Much love. http://www.themarinfoundation.org/ [Read more...]

Reflection of Writing a Book – Part 5

This morning I received the coolest email from my editor—it was my book in a proofed PDF, page-laid-out form. It included the Library of Congress catalog page, dedication page, acknowledgement page…the whole shebang. In fact, Dave (my editor) told me they’re sending it to the printer next week. HOW EXCITING! So here is my final [Read More...]

Reflection of Writing a Book – Part 4

The editing process sucks. It was the worst thing I’ve had to do in a long, long time! Not only are all of your words, thoughts, experiences, insights and conclusions shredded by your editor, but then you have to somehow refocus on the broader task at hand and try to write it all again more [Read More...]

Refelction of Writing a Book – Part 3

I get this question a lot: Where did you write your book? The first 2 weeks were spent writing at my home during the day. But the problem was that I was so nervous to write even one word because I ultimately knew other people were going to read them. And because of that I [Read More...]

Reflection of Writing a Book – Part 2

In some of the original meetings with my publisher they asked me: “We want this book published like yesterday, so when, as soon as you can, do you think you can get the manuscript to us?” How was I supposed to answer that question?! I had never written anything like a book before and I [Read More...]

Reflection of Writing a Book – Part 1

Writing a book is nothing like I ever expected. Many people believe it’s a mysterious process, and I was no different. I didn’t know the first thing about the publishing world or how a book goes from a brain to a bookstore. So I asked! Even as I sat with my editor, my publishing team, [Read More...]

My Book Cover

Here is my book cover! I know I have already posted it on my Facebook page, but I just put up the picture and I actually have quite an interesting story about how this cover design came about: I’m not one that has ever been known to be creative in designing things. Well, anything for [Read More...]


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