It’s Nick’s turn to weigh in on our Frequently Asked Questions series. Upon encountering the title and premise of this book people often want to know how serious we are. Do we mean it? Are we really not supposed to pray?
Here are some other cool things related to Never Pray Again from the past week:
- We went to Unco14 which was a release party of sorts for us since the idea for the book was conceived back at Unco11. We mixed mojitos and drank craft beer and made merry with some truly excellent people.
- Chalice released a preview chapter, “Intercede!” which you should go read now if you’re still on the fence about buying the book.
- The wonderful, geeky, and wise Julie Clawson wrestled with our chapter on health and wholeness. Do you know how incredible a feeling it is to have people you respect say kind things about your writing?
- The 2nd video in our Frequently Asked Questions, this time by Aric, was released.
- Aric was also a guest blogger over at Rachel Held Evans’ site where he suggested imprecatory prayer sort of proves our point about our prayer lives being cut off from concrete actions.
- Other people keep coming to similar conclusions as we have on their own. For example Kester Brewin wrote for Huffpost about giving up prayer, but continuing to read, while Cindy Brandt wrote for Sojourners about the church putting bandaids over serious issues instead of doing something real to address them.
- The one and only Landon Whitsitt wrote about our chapter on gratitude, entitled “Thank!”. It hit him like a ton of bricks.
- And finally we did a Q&A with MaryAnn McKibben Dana, author of Sabbath in the Suburbs which I think really got into the red meat of Never Pray Again.
Have you read the book yet? Tell us what you think.