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Giveaway: 5 Fun Facts About Scouting the Divine to Celebrate the 5th Printing

Sweet Friends,

I am humbled, honored, and downright thrilled to announce that Scouting the Divine: My Search for God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey has entered into its 5th printing! To celebrate, I wanted to give a few extra special gifts. Continue Reading...

How to Make 2014 a Year of Wonder

Wonderstruck is more than a book and Bible study—it's a way of living awake to the wonders of God all around.

The wonder of God, those moments of spiritual awakening that make you long for more of God, is woven throughout your life. [Tweet this]

It’s waiting in your friendships and family, your workplace and church, your extraordinary moments and in your mundane, in your joys and your tears. Wonder is found in the delicacy of a falling snowflake when we consider the One who made it and laughter of a child when we listen close.

We want 2014 to be a year marked with the wonder of God. [Tweet this]

That's why we're inviting you to share where you are experiencing and seeing the wonder of God using the hashtag #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK. We want to be each other’s eyes and ears as we see and savor the wonder of our great God together.

As a launching pad, we’re offering a free gift just for you. [Tweet this] Continue Reading...

The Secret To Overcoming Your Greatest Fear

Zondervan just released The Organic God in paperback and eBook. Reworking the manuscript gave me an opportunity to reflect on God’s faithfulness and goodness. I thought you might enjoy the following adaptation from the book:

Several years ago, I remember reaching a financial breaking point. Though I was owed a lot by clients, they had fallen behind on their accounts and now I was falling behind on mine. Though I cut back on every expense I could think of, I still didn’t have enough money to pay my bills including the electric bill. Worse, I needed to make a tax payment to the government that couldn’t be delayed.

As the deadline for the taxes approached, I felt the fear and anxiety grip my soul. I began to pray, asking God to provide. For more than 60 days, I walked to the mailbox hoping and praying that a check from a client, any client, would arrive. For more than 60 days, I went home empty-handed. Two days before the deadline, I just couldn’t take it any more.

Exhausted. Frustrated. Broke on the outside and broken on the inside. Continue Reading...

Learn More about Jewish Midrash: The Organic God is Finally Releasing in Paperback & Ebook

After six years as a hardback book and 11 printings, Zondervan is releasing The Organic God in paperback and on Nook, Kindle, and ebook formats. [Tweet this] (Note: It’s already available as an audiobook and Bible study.)

Not only did The Organic God receive a starred-review by Publisher’s Weekly, but the book attracted wide-spread national media attention including mentions in the Washington Post and Dallas Morning News.

The Organic God book and Bible study takes a look at the attributes of God that we don’t talk about as much—God’s bigheartedness, stubbornness, beauty and mystery. [Tweet this] The book invites readers to take off all the “filters” and “pollutants” that contaminate our spiritual lives and fall in love with God all over again.

Here’s an interview excerpt from Christianbook.com  in which they ask about the book and Jewish midrash: Continue Reading...

What Does it Mean to #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK?

You may have noticed that when tweeting or instagramming about Wonderstruck, I don’t use the hashtag #Wonderstruck. Turns out a little known country star by the name of Taylor Swift has a perfume named Wonderstruck.

The teeny-boppers have hijacked #Wonderstruck.

So you’ll see that on the bottom of each page in Wonderstruck (the book, not the perfume) and on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest we use the hashtag #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK.

I actually like it better. Continue Reading...