What’s Going On Around Here?

Let me take this opportunity to share some of what’s going on around here these days.  First, for those in the San Diego area, I’m headed that way this weekend and will be gathering with people from the area who want to discuss the relational journey this Saturday, November 16, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in a private home in Oceanside, CA. If you’d like to attend, you can find contact information on my Travel Page.  

I’m really excited about two new books we will have coming out through Lifestream.  One is the Spanish version of He Loves Me, ¡Él Me Ama! .  Some people in Spain have been working on a printed version of it and let us access their files to make it more accessible to Spanish readers in the Americas.  The e-book should be out in a couple of weeks and the printed version will come out in early December.  You can check out the cover below.  We’ve had a lot of interest in having this material available to the Spanish-speaking world and are excited this has finally come about.  We’ll get information out as soon as those are available.  

Also, work continued on my latest book, Finding Church:  What If There Really Is Something More?  I’ve gotten 8 chapters of 19 roughed out and hope to have it available this spring.  For those who want to sample the first chapter, I read it for a God Journey podcast a few weeks ago called She’s Alive and Well. You can listen to it here if you haven’t heard it.  I’m having as much fun working on this project as much as anything else I’ve ever done.  Recent trips to the UK and Texas have delayed that just a bit, but both invitations were something I had to do now, or miss a propitious time.  I have been working with my good friend, Dave Aldrich on cover designs for the book and we’ve finally settled on one, we think conveys the heart of it really well.  I’ll let you peak at it below along with the Spanish version of He Loves Me.         

           

Do you think Jesus can do cool?  Someone sent me this picture last night from the UK, and according to them the classes were just laid down on the book without intentionally placing them the way they turned out.   

Sara and I enjoyed a good laugh at this.  It’s hard to believe someone didn’t put them there intentionally.  If you haven’t seen this book yet, you might want to check it out.  I love the artwork my friend Murry, Whiteman painted, and the chance Brad and I had to retell the story of Jesus without the religious overlay so often attached to him. I continue to get emails about how it has touched people’s lives, and how much it has spawned family conversations about Jesus, even though we didn’t write this as a children’s book.  If you’re looking for a great Christmas gift this just might be it.  You can order them from Lifestream.   

Finally, someone videotaped part of my presentation in the UK last month.  I was talking about the new creation awakening in our hearts and how that runs counter to the religious sensibilities that have been engrained in so many of us.  This offers some fresh language to help us understand not only what Jesus has been doing in us, but what he’s doing in the world to bring all things together under him. It’s included here in case you want to hear it.  We’ve also included the audio to add to the Lifestream Podcast

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