Burnside Sells Out

BtB Excerpt: This Present Darkness, by Frank Peretti

BtB Excerpt: This Present Darkness, by Frank Peretti
(Editor’s Note: Here’s round two of our long, slow burn of a marketing campaign: my essay on Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness.  You can learn more about our book, Besides the Bible, here and here.  You can buy it here.) There’s an inherent snag to writing Christian action:...
October 20th, 2010 | Books, Burnside Sells Out, Featured | Read More

BtB Excerpt – The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, by Mark Noll

BtB Excerpt – The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, by Mark Noll
(Editor’s Note: Remember that marketing onslaught I told you about?  Here’s the first salvo: Dan Gibson’s essay on Mark Noll’s The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind.  You can learn more about our book, Besides the Bible, here and here.  You can buy it here.) As a writer, I always...
October 15th, 2010 | Books, Burnside Sells Out, Featured | Read More

We Wrote a Book.

We Wrote a Book.
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...
October 13th, 2010 | Books, Burnside Sells Out, Featured | Read More

Pre-season: An Excerpt from “God and Football,” by Chad Gibbs

Pre-season: An Excerpt from “God and Football,” by Chad Gibbs
Editor’s Note: Burnside contributor Chad Gibbs recently traveled to the twelve schools of the SEC to explore the intersection of faith and fandom. Chad recounts his journey in “God and Football” (Zondervan). The book is funny and insightful no matter what conference you belong to. It...
August 18th, 2010 | Books, Burnside Sells Out, Featured, Sports | Read More

College Football, Star Wars and Baby Behemoths

College Football, Star Wars and Baby Behemoths
A few months after this site started up, which seems like 10 years ago, I received an emailed article about golf from some Alabamian named Chad Gibbs. “No one cares about golf,” I muttered.  But I read it anyway, and it was surprisingly funny, so we ran it. Then Chad sent another article,...
August 6th, 2010 | Books, Burnside Sells Out, Featured, Sports | Read More

Will Jesus Buy Me A Double Wide? (and other questions for author Karen Spears Zacharias)

Will Jesus Buy Me A Double Wide?  (and other questions for author Karen Spears Zacharias)
Karen Spears Zacharias has a thing for trailers.  She grew up, found Jesus, fell in love, and even delivered her first child in a trailer.  She recently published her fourth book, Will Jesus Buy Me A Double Wide?, and took time out of her busy book tour schedule to answer that question and share her...
March 11th, 2010 | Burnside Sells Out, Featured | Read More

Christmas In the Margins

Christmas In the Margins
Editor’s Note: In celebration of the release of, as Larry Shallenberger puts it, “Burnside writer, sage, and smart aleck” John Blase’s first book, here’s an interview between John and the enigmatic Thomas Marshfield. After you read it, go to Amazon.com or Powells or something...
December 8th, 2009 | Burnside Sells Out, Featured | Read More

Burnside Sells Out: “Angry Conversations” Now Shipping

Susan Isaac’s “Angry Conversations with God: A Snarky but Personal Memoir” is now shipping from Amazon.com. Giddy up. I’ve had this pre-ordered for months now. Susan provides Burnside with funny and wisdom. The stable of writers, authors, journalists, baristas, and other horse...
February 25th, 2009 | Burnside Sells Out | Read More

Burnside Sells Out: David A. Zimmerman

(Editor’s Note: For this edition of Burnside Sells Out, Larry Shallenberger offered to interview David Zimmerman, author of Deliver Us from Me-Ville and Comic Book Character: Unleashing the Hero in Us All.) BWC: David, you wrote a book about your narcissism, how you managed to escape it, and how...
January 22nd, 2009 | Burnside Sells Out | Read More

Burnside Sells Out: Stephen W. Simpson

Burnside is blessed with a whole slew of talented contributors. Sometimes, to our utter delight, those contributors become published, and some area already established authors. Our to goal is to interview each and every one for this feature, which we’ve entitled “Burnside Sells Out”....
November 18th, 2008 | Burnside Sells Out | Read More