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The Book Club

So I don’t know if I have mentioned this or if I was waiting for the official debut, but I will be doing this fun little book club with my friend Jessica Turner (who is giving away Selah CDs on her blog today), and we are seriously ecstatic over it. Danielle has been working tirelessly on a whole new button and blog that we will use for it, and trust me when I say it’s the cutest thing ever. Seriously. I CAN’T wait to start it up, and I think you all are going to love what we have come up with. We have a couple really cool secrets up our sleeves that you aren’t going to want to miss!!!

I love the book so far. I mean, really, really, really love it. I can feel myself stretching and reaching for a different version of Christianity than I have known. Francis Chan is brilliant and so easy to read and yet profoundly deep…such a hard combination to get right!!!
In my previous post, I said that we had been donated enough books/funds to be able to provide books to all those who wished to participate, but couldn’t afford to do so.

Well, the needs have increased in a glorious, overwhelming way.

So, I have a proposal for you all.

If you would like to donate a book (or bookS) to someone who can’t buy it, will you shoot me an email ( that has “crazy love sponsor” in the title? I will send you the address of someone who has requested a book and you can send it directly to them.

Maybe you own the book and have already read it and want to pass it along…GREAT!!!

Whatever you can do is so appreciated. I want this to feel like community, and if I could do it all myself, I promise I would. Unfortunately (and fortunately…), Mr. Chan has written a book that A LOT of people want to be a part of, and there is no way I can do it on my own.

I have had several people write asking to donate books and it triggered this thought, so if you can do that, let me know!!!!

Cook Publishing is also generously donating copies of the book, so thank you to them as well. We so appreciate your help 🙂
The site will be up in a few days (have I mentioned it ROCKS?!?!?!) and it will have all sorts of cool interactive stuff. We have a list of amazing guest-posters and the capability to chat live so we can all gather up and talk together.
Because we are sorting out the details, some of you may not receive your book in time to start with us on Sept. 6. But, that’s okay. Thanks to a brilliant reader of mine (thank you!), I have learned that if you click here, you can read the first 2 chapters in google reader, so that will buy us some time while we sort out details behind the scenes. If you know someone that may enjoy this book or being a part of this book club, we would be honored if you would invite them. All are welcome. Jessica and I believe that this is the start of something big and beautiful.
Okay, that’s all for now! I’m off to try and get some writing done and then enjoy a night out with Toddy for our anniversary…
Much love,

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