Can You Be a Sold-out Christian in the Suburbs?

I think the answer to my title question is a simple “yes.” I just wrote a book called Risky Gospel on “ordinary” Christianity. But here’s the thing: I don’t simply want Christians to accept that it’s okay to live in the ‘burbs. I want to infuse all of life with gospel passion driven by what I [Read More...]

Review “Risky Gospel” (Coming Nov. 2013) & Help Promote

In 7 weeks, my book Risky Gospel: Abandon Fear and Build Something Awesome (Thomas Nelson, Nov. 26, 2013) releases. [Update: We've had such a strong response to an earlier version of this blog post that we're not taking any more review requests, and we'll encourage everyone else coming a bit later to buy the book. Thanks [Read More...]

Will Amazon Soon Go the Way of the Bookstore?

This is a really interesting article from Forbes on how Amazon.com is set for a major challenge from competitors. Here’s Suw Charman-Anderson has to say in building the case: Amazon may still be at the top of the tree in terms of market share, but it’s there because people are in the habit of linking to [Read More...]

Britt Merrick’s New “Godspeed” Releases Today

Britt Merrick, a pastor I respect and admire, has just released a new book: Godspeed.  I haven’t read it but wanted to pass along word.  Here’s a teaser: In his new book Godspeed, innovative young pastor Britt Merrick challenges readers to leave behind the mundane and the meaningless to join God’s grand purpose—His plan to [Read More...]

The Gospel Coalition Goes Existentialist (!)

Collin Hansen of TGC announces a fantastic new project chaired by Leland Ryken: “We’re thrilled to welcome Wheaton College professor Leland Ryken as a sort of literature scholar in residence to guide us as we read classic books together. Every week he’ll lend us his decades of learning to help us understand why these works [Read More...]

The Elegance of the Physical Book

From a mesmeric piece on Robert Caro, biographer of Lyndon Baines Johnson, in Esquire: It’s important to him that each of Caro’s books looks and feels the same as the previous one and the next. He wants them to be built to last. Unfortunately, book building is another dying art. Bindings are glued instead of stitched; [Read More...]


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