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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