We Wrote a Book.Books, Burnside Sells Out, Featured — By Jordan Green on October 13, 2010 at 8:00 am
So, remember when Dan Gibson and I did this?
It was a couple summers ago. Dan and I drove from Phoenix/Tucson to Denver for the 2009 International Christian Retail Show. We went for a number of reasons, but I think we mostly went because we’d have fun doing it. Thanks primarily to the Falling Rock Taphouse, we did.
Anyway, while we were there, Dan and I met the spectacular and like-minded editors at Biblica/Authentic/IBS/Whatever-they’re-calling-themselves-now. Over a lunch discussing fantasy football, we pitched them on this idea Dan had for a book.
The idea was pretty simple: 100 essays on 100 books we think everything Christian should read. The essays would be written primarily by us, and some would be written by guest authors.
Predictably, because Dan’s idea was awesome, the editors at Biblica were very interested. After a few more talks, we had a deal signed, and Dan, John Pattison and myself went about compiling our book.
That book will be out in November, and you should buy it.
But you don’t have to take my word for it!
First, besides being composed and compiled by three Burnside editors, the book also includes a number of essays from Burnside contributors, including Penny Carothers, Richard Dahlstrom, Chad Gibbs, David Johnson, Susan Isaacs, Larry Shallenberger, Stephen W. Simpson, Sarah Thebarge, Chris Tomlinson, Karen Spears Zacharias, and David Zimmerman.
But that’s not all! We also blackmailed a bunch of famous people into contributing as well! Here’s who else you can find gracing our book with their wonderful, wonderful words (full list and bios here):
Jonathan Acuff, Vito Aiuto, Brent Bebber, Byron Borger, Austin Carty, Jim Chaffee, David Dark, Becky Garrison, Gareth Higgins, Stephen Mason, Donald Miller, Michael Morrell, Peter Rollins, Rob Stennett, Steve Taylor, Phyllis Tickle, and William P. Young.
Over the next month or so, we’ll be posting updates, links and excerpts from Besides the Bible. We hope you’ll excuse the blatant self-promotion, but we’re really excited about this.