help me with my Sophia project

sophia cleansed drawing by nakedpastor david hayward

Please help with my Sophia project! I'm compiling a book of all my Sophia drawings along with my thoughts about each one. But I would love to include comments from Sophia fans. Here's what you do:I have created an "I Am Sophia" album on my nakedpastor Facebook page.Go there and make comments on any of the drawings. Along with your comment, please leave your initials, name, pseudonym or whatever, as well as your city and country. By posting your comment, you're allowing me to include it … [Read more...]

Freebie Friday: book “God’s Grammar”

For Freebie Friday this week I'm giving away a book by my friend Mick Mooney, "God's Grammar".This is what Mick says about the book: Waking from a strange dream where God offered to teach him grammar, Sam is startled to discover God actually in his apartment, ready to start the lesson. While the grammar lesson begins at Sam's kitchen table, inwardly an epic journey also takes place; a journey out of Sam's inner Fortress and into the greater realm of his soul. God's Grammar answers the … [Read more...]

my book A Year of Biblical Manhood

Rachel Held Evans has written a book A Year of Biblical Womanhood. To visit her site, CLICK HERE. Her facebook fanpage is HERE. I haven't read it yet, but I will. I was hoping she'd offer to give me a copy to give away (hint hint wink wink nod nod).So this is my idea for a book, A Year of Biblical Manhood. I just need to find several women who will let me use them for a year. … [Read more...]

stop being a controlling church

I'm not really making any money on my book, Without A Vision My People Prosper, considering all the time and effort I've put into it. The truth is, I'd love to make money off of it. But my main concern is that pastors and leaders of churches at least read it to get a different perspective on how to do church.Here are some questions:Do you feel you are controlling? Do your people think you are controlling? Have you no ideas on how to move away from a controlling style of leadership? Are you … [Read more...]

Sophia “Trapped” as book cover

My provocative yet popular drawing of Sophia "Trapped' (available as a print here) has been used as the cover image for Cynthia McClaskey's new book, Religion's Cell: Doctrines of the Church That Lead to Bondage and Abuse (<--click there to order from Amazon!) I was overjoyed to see "Cover Art by David Hayward right on the front cover! Wow!Cynthia and I have been in communication for some time about this happening. I was so pleased to get my personally signed hardcover copy from Cynthia … [Read more...]

Without a Vision My People Prosper

My new book Without a Vision My People Prosper is now available on Amazon (.com, .ca, .uk, .de, .wherever!).I have invited several people to review the book. I don't expect agreement from all quarters, but I do feel my claims about visionary thinking in the church ought to be considered. I want pastors and church leaders everywhere to read this book because I believe it is helpful to the church.This is what I say about it: I challenge the modern need to formulate visions and set goals for … [Read more...]

The Burden of Expectations

I'm happy to say my new book, Without a Vision My People Prosper, will be available on Amazon in a few days! It is a collection of my sustained rant against visionary thinking in the church, along with about 50 related cartoons.Even though I am not presently a pastor of a local congregation, I am still seriously interested in how it's done. I still consider myself in the game, even though many think I've disqualified myself. I'm passionate about the church and care for its health. I'm hoping … [Read more...]

FREE DOWNLOAD of nakedpastor101 TODAY

For today only I'm giving away a free download of my book nakedpastor 101. I am so overwhelmed by the enormous amount of birthday greetings, and it is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, that it only seems fitting that I do this for you today.If you already have the book, send this information to a friend or family member. Or an enemy. Your ex. Or a pastor, priest, imam, rabbi. Anyone!(update: the book is now .99¢.) To download the free ebook, --> click here! <--IT'S FREE FOR TODAY O … [Read more...]

Freebie Friday: Rachel Held Evans book

Today Rachel Held Evans is kind to give away to one of my readers who wins the draw a free copy of her book Evolving in Monkey Town. Here's a short description of her book: Eighty years after the Scopes Monkey Trial made a spectacle of Christian fundamentalism and brought national attention to her hometown, Rachel Held Evans faced a trial of her own when she began to have doubts about her faith. Growing up in a culture obsessed with apologetics, Evans asks questions she never thought she would … [Read more...]

Freebie Friday: illustrated children’s book

Today I am giving away an unusual prize for the winner: an illustrated children's book, Prairie Storms, written by Darcy Pattison and illustrated by Kathleen Rietz. Kathleen and I are friends, and she's offered this wonderful book that she's illustrated for today's Freebie Friday! And she's going to personally sign the copy!As you may know, I am an artist, so I appreciate things like this, and I think you will too.Go to the publisher's website, Sylvan Dell, for more information about the … [Read more...]


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