Last week, I had a great conversation with D.L. Mayfield, author of Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith. The good news is: Danielle’s book is lovely and haunting, a book definitely worth buying if you have ever despaired – and hoped – about the good God wants to do in our broken world. Continue Reading
This post is a FIRST. With the help of my technologically-inclined son, Nathan, I’m uploading my first video: an author interview. Last week, I interviewed Katelyn Beaty, Christianity Today’s managing editor, about her new book, A Woman’s Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World. We talked specifically about a Christian vision of work, the mommy wars, and the process of book writing. ( I apologize in advance for extraneous “likes” or “you knows.” Additionally, there are points in the video where our internet connection gets a little wonky.)
Katelyn’s book releases on July 19, but you can pre-order now at Amazon.com.
The truth is: I haven’t been reading much this month. And I know. Now you think I’m a total impostor, just pretending to be a decently-read writer. But I did listen to a great book on Audible during our SEVENTEEN-HOUR car ride to and from Charleston, South Carolina, thanks to a terrific recommendation from a friend. It’s called, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Goal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Continue Reading
During the past month, I have been working furiously to revise my second book. I turned in the first draft to my editor right before Christmas and received her editorial report at the end of January, right as I was finishing my deliberate month of “rest.” Needless to say, February has been different than January, although I’m grateful for the residual grace of that New Year Sabbath. I’m feeling less hurried these days (and less irritable). Continue Reading