Finished Manuscript

October 31, 2011

Today I finished my manuscript for my forthcoming book. I had tentatively titled it 2nd Generation, but it looks like we’re going to title it Real, Fighting for Faith in a Christian Culture. But that could change. Stay tuned.

It’s a relief to turn in a manuscript, though the work is not done. There are still edits, tracking down source that I may have missed, and the whole business of marketing. But for the most part, the book is finished. This is a book I’ve wanted to write for some time now, one that is deeply personal. I’m hoping it will help those who have grown up in the faith have permission to admit their struggles, that faith isn’t automatic, and to wrestle with the faith and make it their own. Mostly I hope to inspire a fresh intimacy among the churched, a newfound commitment, surrender, and passion for the glory of God.

One of the cool features of the book is a series of conversations with prominent 2nd Generation believers, like Jon Acuff, Trevin Wax, Jerry Jenkins, Tim Challies, and others.

I’m grateful to be working with the excellent team at New Hope again. This is my fourth book for them.

The book should be released in the Summer of 2012.