“The end” is a fun thing to type and I recently did that in the manuscript for Stuff Christians Like right before I turned it into Zondervan. In the next few weeks/months, a really talented guy named Andy will help me edit it and then I’ll get some wicked shiny veneers and a headshot of me looking thoughtfully into the distance with my unibrowed head resting gently on my fist for a photo that will take up the entire front cover. OK, only the first half of that sentence is true.
The book will be available in early 2010. In the meantime, I am really eager to get back to posting new stuff on Stuff Christians Like. I know we’ve never hung out or played racquetball together (which is apparently my go to example of things you do with people you know) but I’ve missed you guys during this favorite posts countdown.
And the site isn’t done. I’ve never written about one concept so consistently in my life, but I feel like we’ve barely scratched the surface on Stuff Christians Like. God and faith and life and laughter are too layered to be covered in a year. Sure, we’ll have to collectively find ways to keep it fresh but I feel like God is a long way from turning off this fire hose of fun.
Thanks to everyone that prayed for the book writing experience. That was new territory for me and I really appreciate the kindness of your support. The book exists because you read this site. There are loads of other talented writers out there, and although I’ve hustled to the best of my abilities, I want to be honest about why Stuff Christians Like is even on anyone’s radar. It’s because you read it and share it and link to it.
Please know that in the next year I am going to do everything I can to thank you for the gift of your readership. (Expect more free stuff, me doing a better job emailing people back, tagging the site so it’s easier to find stuff etc.)
Please know that I’m going to be speaking a lot more at churches and conferences this fall and hope to give you the rest of the Skittles I still have from October 2008.
Please know that the second sentence of Monday’s post is:
“That I’m aware of, there’s no recorded history of C.S. Lewis pantsing J.R.R. Tolkien.”
And it only gets more ridiculous from there.
Year 2 of Stuff Christians Like starts Monday.
Side hugs, razzle dazzle, and finished manuscripts,