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To all of you who submitted an entry in yesterday’s Five-Sentence Story Contest: Well done. We received a great collection of entries, almost all of which followed the rules (which included setting a suspenseful tone, containing the phrase “torpedo with […]

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It’s been too long since our last contest — 5-sentence story or otherwise — so let’s do another one. The winner gets a signed copy of his or her choice of my three new Pocket Guides (Sainthood, Afterlife, or the […]

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When The Shack was first published in 2007, it didn’t have a whole lot going for it. For one thing, it was written by a guy with no platform and no name. William P. Young was a hotel night clerk […]

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Wanna win a full set of the new Pocket Guide books? My friend and fellow writer Matthew Paul Turner is giving away two sets of the three books (Pocket Guides to the Bible, the Afterlife, and Sainthood). All you have […]

If you’re a regular subscriber to the popular Relevant Podcast produced by my friends at Relevant Magazine, you know that it’s a rambling (and very funny) mishmash of pop culture news, religious musings, warnings about the coming Chimpocalypse, and other […]

It’s another round of confessions, this time related to the Pocket Guides. I’ve done it before, on multiple occasions, and now I’m doing it again. Why? Because I have no shame. 1. Sometimes, when I open up one of my […]

So I have a small problem. There were fewer entries yesterday than I’d hoped — I’m pretty sure the stringent caption rules had something to do with this — but those who entered did an excellent job. However, my favorite […]

In honor of Pocket Guide release week, it’s time for another fun caption contest. The winner gets a free copy of any of the new books — Bible, Sainthood, or Afterlife (your choice). Enter as often as you like, with […]

Today is officially the release date for my three new Pocket Guide books, although in the publishing industry there’s not always a specific street date (unless you’re crazy big-time like Harry Potter or Twilight). Some stores may have already had […]

This is what arrived in the mail yesterday, wrapped up all nice and pretty by the good folks at Jossey-Bass: I think I like the spine design the best: The books were designed by the team at Relevant Media Group. […]

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