Friends, I have said several times here that this isn't a blog, but is instead a place to simply hang out a shingle, to update those folks who want updates when I write, to have a way that people can contact me, and to gather in one place the things I write and scatter to the winds.
Well, even by those standards, I have failed to update the site in awhile! Since April, I've published several pieces, a lot of interviews, went to Festival of Faith and Writing, and had a really good, chill summer. Also, I finished my book.
But part of that writing and living and book-finishing and chilling has been, unfortunately, not updating this site.
So, I can't get to everything that I woulda/coulda/shoulda posted in the last 4 ish months (but check out the writing section to see the interviews/essays you missed), but here are some highlights:
First, Andy Crouch, a writer, speaker, and leader who I respect and admire, wrote a beautiful foreword to my book. It is a great addition to the book and the best beginning to it that I could imagine. See his name on the top of that cover? How exciting is that? The answer is very. Very exciting. I am so grateful to and for Andy Crouch. You can pre-order the book here.
Second, Englewood Review of Books named my book one of the 25 most anticipated books of the fall. If you don't know about Englewood, check them out. They love books, which is a very great quality.
Third, I am so happy to be part of the Renovare book club this year. What an honor to have my book with such great ones. Check out the book club here and join for great reading and discussion! It is a spiritual formation focused online interactive book club. This will be good.
Fourth, I am very grateful to my support team (and by that I mean my husband Jonathan and friend Rebekka) for adding new features to this site, including a book page. A book page! That's cool! And a speaking schedule. In general, they updated and spruced the place up. Look around. If I'm speaking near you or if you want to fly on over, please join us! (More on the Anglican Family Conference in September here!)
Lastly, I have a new piece coming up in the print edition of Christianity Today. I want to tell you a little bit about the "behind the scenes," but that'll have to be tomorrow...