Our book, Never Pray Again, has been out for over a week now. It is an incredibly gratifying experience to hear from so many of you who have been reading it. Just. Wow. Thanks.
We realize that there are some questions that are likely to arise for most people upon hearing the title and premise of our book. We have taken it upon ourselves to produce a series of videos addressing the most frequently asked questions about the book. We’ll be releasing these videos over the next few weeks. In the first one Doug tackles the question, “Why would a pastor write a book like this?”
Click to hear his answer and then share the video around. We think the series, once completed, might be a good resource for small groups looking to discuss Never Pray Again.
A bunch of other cool things also happened this week. Here are some highlights of the experience of becoming published authors thus far:
- We released a book trailer. It’s awesome. Please share the heck out of it.
- Our patron saint, Carol Howard Merritt, interviewed us for the Christian Century.
- Katie Mulligan wrestled our book into submission in a fabulous and honest review.
- So far we’ve managed to get as high as #10 in the category “ritual” on Amazon. If you feel like helping us we’d really appreciate some star ratings and reviews over there – especially if you purchased the book through Amazon as reviews from verified purchasers mean more to the mysterious alchemy that Amazon employs to rank their products.
- We got to guest-post about exorcism on the best theology blog on the internet, Experimental Theology. No hyperbole there. Read Richard Beck’s work.
- Tripp Hudgins engaged our chapter on praise and came away praising beauty.
- We were interviewed again, this time by Bruce Reyes-Chow, in which we got to say a few important things about who this book is intended for and what we hope readers will get from it.
We’ll have another FAQ video for you next week as well as a bunch of other wonderful people who are taking part in the blog tour. From the soles of our foolish feet to the tops of our tonsured (not really) heads we thank you and hope you will continue helping us build some buzz around our book.