Well it’s finally time to release the big news. I’m finally publishing my book, Discovering The God Imagination, Reframing Suffering, Justice, and Reconciliation in the Gospel Story. This is arguably one of the biggest posts I’ve ever made. It feels weird, cool, fun, and scary all at the same time.
Over the last year I’ve been working on what I would call my manifesto. It comes out of a lifetime journey of faith, twelve years of research into spiritual formation, thousands of hours of anthropological study, and countless hours of writing. And that’s not even counting all the blood, sweat, and tears. You can read an overview here.
My hope for the book is to begin providing the basis for a new conversation going forward. In many ways we’ve reached a point of stasis with the critique of the church, religion,and our understanding of the Gospel, and the only way to progress is to offer something new. The book will include a new atonement theory, and a reframing of sin, suffering, justice, and reconciliation. It it is my hope to redeem the Gospel with this book.
I made my first presentation of the basic theories in the book at the Transform Gathering in DC. It went really, really well. I want to thank the vast number of people who have provided feedback and support over the process of developing and writing this book.
I’m publishing it myself and looking forward to seeing where its going. I’m in the finally proof edits process, which takes forever. I’m also in the process of seeking endorsements for the book. Once I’m done with both of those I will publish it. It looks like it will be late June, early July. You can pre-order a copy here with a 25% discount. It will eventually be available on Amazon.