Slow Church: The Book

Well, it is official and officially public: Chris and I just signed a contract with InterVarsity Press to write the book, Slow Church. The plan right now is to write the book over the next eight months, with a release date of mid-2013.

Chris and I both have such high regard for IVP – especially its Likewise imprint, which has published some of our favorite books of the last few years, including books by Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Jamie Arpin-Ricci, Andrew Marin, Sean Gladding, Tom Sine, Scott Bessenecker, and Mark Scandrette, among others – that we never “shopped” our proposal anywhere else. We are thrilled and humbled to be a part of this roster of writers and IVP’s rich history.

(As it happens, my first book, Besides the Bible: 100 Books that Have, Should, or Will Create Christian Culture, co-written with Jordan Green and Dan Gibson, is now being published by IVP too. Here’s why.)

More than ever, Chris and I want to use this blog as a place to test sections of our first draft, to facilitate a conversation across the miles, to learn from you, to hear your experiences, and relate a few of ours. We love to get book recommendations and other media recommendations. And get in touch with us to tell us how your church (or a church you know) is embodying facets of Slow Church. We might want to tell your story on this blog and in the book.

Justice that Leavens the World.
The Christology of Slow Church?
Two Slow Church-related ebooks on sale now!
Scot McKnight - A Fellowship of Differents [Patheos Book Club]