Over the past couple of months, I gave a couple of intimations on Facebook of an imminent announcement. Turns out that I was a bit of a typical dispensationalist if I used the word "imminent," as it froze in a state of impending.
One last time, I mentioned on Facebook Monday that I planned actually to make the announcement here today. A "watch thread" was started at my blog, featuring some ...er... very creative (and fanciful) investigative work.Now, I am glad and grateful to be able to take this occasion to make a shameless, self-centered (uncharacteristically so, I hope) use of this precious platform to announce that, after years — nay, decades — of dreaming and wishing, and more than one failed attempt, I have been given the humbling opportunity of a lifetime.
Last January, I was approached by a long-time Pyro lurker, who asked me whether I had any interest in writing a book.
And I said Boy, did I!
And the really cool thing is that he was senior acquisitions editor for David C. Cook.
Fast forward: we talked, discussed some ideas; he helped me with a proposal... and now I have a signed contract and advance in my sweaty little hand!
Now if you want to proceed directly to the title-and-topic guessing portion of today's party....
(You do have to have a sense of humor to play.)
UPDATE: we've had some pretty marvelous title recommendations — just about the most fun I've had since this.
Here's a selection:
"Phillips' 66 Books of the Bible"LeeC
"Postmodern Bible Study: Passages that are Sworda Unclear"
"Continualist Christians in a World of Famine for the Word of God"
"The Secret Message of McLaren"
"An Old (Bald) Kind of Christian"
"The Book of not-so-Common Hair"
"Your Best Life Now - Then What?"
"Domesticated at Heart"
"They Like Jesus, But They Don't Like the Church, Dan Phillips, or Pretty Much Anybody Else Who Tells Them What They Don't Wanna Hear"
"Phillips Milk of Amnesia: Remembering What We Shouldn't Have Forgotten (as Soon as I Remember What it Was)"
"Got Milk? Red Meat From the Word"
"Pomo Wars: Daniel in the Lyin' Den"
"Left Behind: Places Where I'd Like to Kick Pomo Authors"
"The Pomo's Progress; from This World to... well, we're really not sure..."
"The Manger: Why What Happened There, Means We Don't Need The Shack"
"What Would Jesus Don't: Why the Still Apply"
"Reading Jonathan Edwards for fun and Spiritual Profit"
"Costco Frozen Meat Chub vs. Fresh Red Meat: Contrasting Law and Gospel"Brian Sporer
"Go back under your bridge: The comprehensive guide for dealing with trolls"Hayden
'Why the KJV Bible is the Only Inspired Bible: A Journey'greglong
"Don't Waste Your Knife: A Dispensationalist Rightly Divides the Word of Truth"Benjamin Nitu
"CalviDispieBaptoGelicalism: Even Better Than Doing Things Like Ministry"
"Phillips' 66: A Bibely Commentary"
"Truth, huh, yeah / What is it good for?"Trinian
"This Book Has Been Deleted by Blog Administrator: A First-Hand Encounter With Postmodern Tolerance"Daryl
"Why Every Self Respecting Calvinist is a Dispensationalist"Associate-to-the-Pastor
"Dan Phillips Study Bible — in Engrish"
"Hard to Believe : An Emergent commentary from Genesis to Revelation"
"The Trail of Blood, Part II: A Study on the effects of My Kung-Fu on Dave Hunt's Kung Fu (A Pop-Up Book!)"
"NEXT!: A Bathroom Reader"
"The Snack : When Pizza and God Collide"
"The Gospel According to Star Trek"
"Don't Be Hatin': An Apology for Christian Hip-Hop"
"Herding Cats: The Life of a Pyro Meta Moderator"