Bo’s Cafe is Out!

Sara and I are wandering around New England at the moment and will be up in Maine over the weekend with a host of believers. But I couldn’t wait to tell you about Bo’s Café that came to me a year ago in manuscript form. It was a bit rough, but I fell in love with the characters and their story and the lessons of grace that lace each page. I found myself weeping at the end in a climatic conversation that touched me deeply. Then we got a chance to work on it with the authors who wanted to make it a Windblown book. Brad and I helped shape the story a bit and edit them in a final re-write. I love how it came out.

Bo’s Café was released last week. It was written by the authors of Truefaced, John Lynch, Bill Thrall, and Bruce McNicol. This amazing story chronicles a young man whose life is being torn apart by his own anger, and confronts the reality of grace that unfolds in a way that takes him by surprise and makes him face the darkest corners of his heart. It’s available everywhere at the moment.

This is NOT a marriage book, but I still want to offer this warning. Guys, read this book before your wife does. If she reads it first she’s going to beg you to read it. If you don’t she’s going to put it on your nightstand and threaten not to have sex with you again until you do!

OK, that might be a bit overstated and I don’t sanction anyone holding sex expression hostage to getting their own way, but if you let the content of this story sink into your heart. You’ll be a better husband, or wife, or friend, or colleague, or brother or sister. Grace can change us in ways that law and performance never will. God knows that. He wants you to know it too!

Pick it up. You won’t regret it. We did an interview about the book four our podcast last week with the authors. If you haven’t heard it, you might want to give it a listen.

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  1. Theresa September 24, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Yes and Amen, Wayne. This book helped me understand better how shame operates and the beauty of freeing grace.
    I loved the characters….very easy to relate to.
    I suspect there may be many many “Bo’s Cafe’s” opening in the days ahead as folks come in from the shadows and shame to enjoy true community with fellow believers.

  2. Bob Freelove September 24, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Really shows how shameful shame can be by keeping us in chains. Only by living loved can we truly experience the real meaning of freedom.

    Bought it, read it and have already passed it on.

  3. Theresa September 24, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Yes and Amen, Wayne. This book helped me understand better how shame operates and the beauty of freeing grace.
    I loved the characters….very easy to relate to.
    I suspect there may be many many “Bo’s Cafe’s” opening in the days ahead as folks come in from the shadows and shame to enjoy true community with fellow believers.

  4. Bob Freelove September 24, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Really shows how shameful shame can be by keeping us in chains. Only by living loved can we truly experience the real meaning of freedom.

    Bought it, read it and have already passed it on.

  5. Bill September 25, 2009 at 7:27 am

    My copy showed up in the mail yesterday. I told my wife that I would read it as soon as I finnish the book I’m reading now. So she says, “Good, I can read it first”. Help, Wayne — what do I do now? I guess I’ll have to hide the book out in the shop for a few days.

  6. Bill September 25, 2009 at 10:27 am

    My copy showed up in the mail yesterday. I told my wife that I would read it as soon as I finnish the book I’m reading now. So she says, “Good, I can read it first”. Help, Wayne — what do I do now? I guess I’ll have to hide the book out in the shop for a few days.

  7. Richard September 26, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Glad you shared that Bill!

    Would like the book but I also don’t want the consequences of my wife getting it first! Sounds like this is adagerous book Wayne! Are you sure we dare order it?

  8. Richard September 26, 2009 at 5:21 am

    Glad you shared that Bill!

    Would like the book but I also don’t want the consequences of my wife getting it first! Sounds like this is adagerous book Wayne! Are you sure we dare order it?

  9. Ken September 29, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Where are you in New England? I have a vision for a Bo’s cafe in Southern NH someday, we are in NC right now, but have a neat opportunity to buy a piece of land in NH, I would love to begin networking towards relocating and connecting with rooms of grace in NE. My folks have a room of Grace in Oxford ME.

  10. Ken September 29, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Where are you in New England? I have a vision for a Bo’s cafe in Southern NH someday, we are in NC right now, but have a neat opportunity to buy a piece of land in NH, I would love to begin networking towards relocating and connecting with rooms of grace in NE. My folks have a room of Grace in Oxford ME.

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