Whew! The last few weeks have been a whirlwind! I got a cold, then the flu, and somehow managed to throw my back out in the midst of it all. (“Throw my back out” is one of those phrases that makes you feel really old, by the way.) Then this past weekend, I was speaking … Read more
I hate self-promotion. But if you want to be an author, you have to learn to live with it.
“It’s the only book about homosexuality and the Church that I feel comfortable recommending to everyone—from my gay friends to my parents. The minute I finished, I turned to Dan, tears streaming down my face, and said, ‘This one is a game-changer.’” —Rachel Held Evans, reviewing TORN: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate, out … Read more
I’m almost speechless. Tomorrow, Tuesday, is the official launch date for my book TORN. It’s such a strange feeling. I first dreamed up the idea for this book years ago, but I didn’t have time to write it. Then I finally sat down and—in my spare time over a period of many months—outlined, wrote, edited, re-wrote, … Read more
“This book is full of three things that are not always much in evidence in our debates on sexuality—fresh air, common sense and manifest love of Christ. What makes it different is that it is not essentially about arguing a case but about bridging the gaps of understanding and sympathy that (inside and outside the … Read more
In a moment… the horribleness!!! Mwahahahahaaaaaa!!! …but first, a bit of background. This is a post about “Side B” Christians. On this blog, we’ve talked about two Christian positions on same-sex sexual activity. We’ve called them “Side A” and “Side B.” Side A argues that gender isn’t a deciding factor in the morality of a sexual … Read more
You already know that my book Torn is coming out this November in North America, but did you know that it’s also coming out in the UK in January? …and that it will have a new name? …and that it will have a new cover? Well, guess what, my UK friends, here it is! The … Read more
You guys, I just got back from Book Expo America, the publishing industry’s ginormous annual event. And I got to sign books with Brian McLaren, Jay Bakker, and Shane Hipps! Check it out!
You guys! Look what I just got in the mail!!! These are the so-called “bound galleys” of my book: the advance copies given out to reviewers before the actual book comes out. They’re a little different from what the final book will look like. The real book will be hardcover (and ebook, of course); these … Read more
You guys. Seriously. Seriously, you guys. I am so excited. Next week, I get to go to my first book expo. “What’s a book expo?” you ask? (If you didn’t ask, you should, because that would make a delightful segue into the answer I’ve already prepared.) Great question! And I’m not exactly sure of the … Read more