Monthly Archives: September 2012

Countdown to Launch: On Why There Probably Shouldn’t Be a Countdown

“What’s it like to be done?” “How does it feel to have a book out?” “Does it seem ‘real’ to you yet?” It’s hard to know how to respond. I don’t feel all that different. Perhaps because there have been … Continue reading

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A ‘Non-Theist’ Likes Sabbath in the Suburbs

J writes in his review on Goodreads: As a non-theist single guy, I didn’t expect the book would speak to me. I was surprised when it did… The takeaway for me was making explicit time for what is important to you. … Continue reading

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Countdown to Launch: Yes… There’s Swag

Last night my writing group hosted a book launch party for me prior to our local presbytery meeting. In addition to selling books, I gave out Sabbath sticky notes: Everybody has a to-do list. But do you have a to-don’t list? … Continue reading

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On Being a Sabbath Heretic

This summer I spoke to a couple of groups about Sabbath-keeping: what it looks like and what’s “in” and “out” on that day. We invariably ran into what I came to call the Lemon Meringue Pie Problem: is baking a … Continue reading

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RevGal Reviews Sabbath in the Suburbs

From Beth Birkholz’s great review: I mentioned this book to a Sunday School class of young parents, and their reaction was the same as mine: “Oh no.  There is NO FREAKIN WAY.”  That’s an actual quote. LOL! I hear you, young parents. … Continue reading

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Countdown to Launch: November

For the next several days, as we celebrate the launch of Sabbath in the Suburbs, I’ll be sharing short excerpts from the book to give you a taste of what’s there. Today’s excerpt is part of a short e-book containing samples … Continue reading

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Countdown to Launch: Sabbath Is My Kryptonite

For the next several days, as we celebrate the launch of Sabbath in the Suburbs, I’ll be sharing short excerpts from the book to give you a taste of what’s there. The book is part of the Young Clergy Women imprint. … Continue reading

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Studying the Sabbath

For the next several days, as we celebrate the launch of Sabbath in the Suburbs, I’ll be sharing short excerpts from the book to give you a taste of what’s there. Today’s excerpt comes from the “November” chapter of the book. … Continue reading

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Countdown to Launch: Why We Did It, Why I Wrote It

For the next several days, as we celebrate the launch of Sabbath in the Suburbs, I’ll be sharing short excerpts from the book to give you a taste of what’s there. Today’s excerpt comes from “A Note to the Reader” … Continue reading

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Praise for Sabbath in the Suburbs

Welcome to the official website for Sabbath in the Suburbs! Book launch is September 30, although copies are already being shipped from Chalice Press. Order your copy today! (Enter code EPromo812 at checkout to save an additional 30%.) As we countdown to … Continue reading

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