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“Out of the Ashes” now available on Barnes and Noble

“Out of the Ashes” is now available on the Barnes and Noble web site.

“Out of the Ashes” now available on Amazon

You can now order my new book on Amazon in softcover format. For other ordering and format options, see the book page in the blog menu above.

“Out of the Ashes” is Here!

I’m excited to announce that my book, “Out of the Ashes: Constructive Theology for Those Burned Out on Christianity,” is finally at the printers. Please check it out! It can be pre-ordered at a discounted price through Monday, August 14, at the publisher’s website (see below).

Who might be interested, you ask?

* Progressive Christians
* Anyone who is interested in their spirituality but who is put off or disillusioned by traditional Christian doctrine
* Anyone who was raised as a Christian but isn’t sure what they believe any more
* Anyone who thinks fundamentalism represents all Christians (it doesn’t – despite the impression the media gives us)

By looking at Christian beliefs and the Christian way of life in new ways, the book seeks to help readers open themselves to some of the alternatives to the fundamentalist and often oppressive Christianity that is too often assumed to represent all followers of Christ.

I’ve set up a web page with more information about the book as well as ordering links at http://www.pieceofthepuzzle.net/outoftheashes/. I’ll add additional links and ways to order as they are available.

Two quick reviews

Two quick reviews:

The Dark Knight – go see it! This is one movie that lives up to the hype. Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker is delightfully creepy.

My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor is a memoir by a brain scientist who experienced her own stroke. Definitely a recommended read. It not only gives insight into how the brain works and those living with brain injuries, but for me it brings up the question whether God is a creation of our brain or if God is a higher power that the brain mysteriously knows how to plug into. It doesn’t provide any definitive answers but I love to contemplate such things 🙂

Peace!

The Pink Carpet

It’s not too often I read an entire book in one day. But “My Trip Down the Pink Carpet,” a memoir by actor Leslie Jordan, is that good. I was expecting a mindless, entertaining read – a welcome break from the serious books I have been reading lately. The Pink Carpet was indeed entertaining – I laughed out loud several times. But it also addresses serious issues in meaningful ways including struggling with addictions, coming out, homophobia, and religion. The book is a good read with important messages – I’d recommend it.

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