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Like a Torpedo with Gills: Contest Winner

posted by Jason Boyett

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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5-Sentence Story Contest, with Shark

posted by Jason Boyett

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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Pocket Guides: The Shack, Part 2

posted by Jason Boyett

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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Interview and Pocket Guide Giveaway

posted by Jason Boyett

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 […]

Relevant Podcast Meets the Pocket Guides

posted by Jason Boyett

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 […]

True Pocket Guide Confessions

posted by Jason Boyett

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 […]

Release Week Caption Contest Winner(s)

posted by Jason Boyett

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 […]

Release Week Caption Contest

posted by Jason Boyett

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 […]

Release Day! (kinda)

posted by Jason Boyett

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 […]

Books! Real Books!

posted by Jason Boyett

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. […]

A Totally Fake Pocket Guide Interview

posted by Jason Boyett

You know how, when people are interviewed on TV, it’s always with them looking to the side of the camera, presumably at an off-screen interviewer? That’s what the video below is. Only I’ll let you in on a little secret. […]

Pocket Guide Press Sheets

posted by Jason Boyett

Ten years ago, I got my start in the advertising and design industries when I started working for a local printer, Amarillo’s biggest. They had a boutique little design/marketing studio for their customers, and I was hired to work in […]

Help a Brother Out

posted by Jason Boyett

It’s July, one month before my three new Pocket Guide books release. If you’re getting tired of me saying “Pocket Guide,” then I have some bad news for you. Over the next couple of months, I’m going to be talking […]

Random Phrases from the Pocket Guides (2)

posted by Jason Boyett

A couple of weeks ago, I asked: What if I picked a random chapter from one of my upcoming Pocket Guide books, and then listed random phrases from that chapter, completely out of context? That was fun. At least for […]

Publisher’s Weekly Review

posted by Jason Boyett

The June 8, 2009, issue of Publisher’s Weekly features a review of Pocket Guide to the Afterlife…and (holding my breath) it’s a good review! Here it is: ————— Pocket Guide to the Afterlife: Heaven, Hell and Other Ultimate Destinations Jason […]

Random Phrases from the Pocket Guides (1)

posted by Jason Boyett

It’s June, which means only two months-ish before the next three books in my Pocket Guide series release. I’ve been wondering how to continue to tease them to keep you interested until that date, and had an idea. What if […]

Weekend Recap: Coulombes, Swimming, Pocket Guide Site

posted by Jason Boyett

What did you do this weekend? I’ll tell you what I did: 1. I met the Coulombe family. Several months ago, faithful reader-of-this-blog Ken Grant emailed me to introduce me to a cool family he’d just spent time with in […]

Pocket Guide Cover Art

posted by Jason Boyett

We’ve arrived on almost-final artwork for the covers of my new Pocket Guide books, which are scheduled to release around late July/early August this year. As someone who makes his living as both a writer and designer, I’m pretty picky […]

Books I Have Written, Plus Commentary

posted by Jason Boyett

I can’t believe I’ve never posted about this before. I’m a writer, for Grisham’s sake. I write books! Shouldn’t there be a blog post where I give an overview of all those books? Yes, there should. Preferably in the form […]

Afterlife Preview: The Death Deity

posted by Jason Boyett

It’s time for another sneak preview of Pocket Guide to the Afterlife, which releases next year from Jossey-Bass (along with Pocket Guide to Sainthood and a repackaged Pocket Guide to the Bible). The following is one of the lists from […]

Afterlife Preview: Moses to Reaper to Cowbell

posted by Jason Boyett

It’s been a few months since the last sneak peak at Pocket Guide to the Afterlife, which releases next year from Jossey-Bass (along with Pocket Guide to Sainthood and a repackaged Pocket Guide to the Bible). So here’s an entry […]

You Are the Editor: Pocket Guide to the Bible

posted by Jason Boyett

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you probably know that my last book, Pocket Guide to the Bible — published in 2006 by Relevant — is being repackaged and republished as part of Jossey-Bass’s new Pocket Guide reference […]

Update on the Pocket Guides

posted by Jason Boyett

You no longer need hold your breath. The Pocket Guide update you’ve long been waiting for has arrived. Sports Fans? Put down your remotes. Gamblers? Set the cards aside. Whoremongers? Stop all that mongering. 1. Pocket Guide to the Afterlife […]

Nine Thousand Fifty-Three

posted by Jason Boyett

Last week, a truck bearing four pallets and a couple thousand pounds of freight rolled into Amarillo. On that truck were all the not-yet-sold copies of Pocket Guide to the Bible still existing in the world today, give or take […]

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Farewell, O Me of Little Faith
You said you had a big announcement coming today. What is it? The announcement is this: Right now you are reading the final post on this blog. Ever. Ever? Ever. So you're shutting this blog down? Well, I'm going to stop writing any new posts for it. But the blog will still be here. Th

posted 6:11:49am Jun. 01, 2011 | read full post »

My Introvert Interview
On Monday, author Adam McHugh delivered a guest post about the "snarling 8-headed monster" of the writing process. Today I return the favor -- sort of -- via an interview at his blog, Introverted Church. We talk about how my introverted personality has impacted my faith and doubt, and how the extrov

posted 3:05:36pm May. 25, 2011 | read full post »

Harold Camping: "Invisible Judgment Day"
When the rapture didn't occur as predicted on May 21, 2011, Harold Camping had a few options. Here is how he could have responded to the failed prediction, in descending levels of crazy: 1. He could announce that he was wrong. This is the most reasonable option and was therefore unexpected. I wou

posted 9:06:24am May. 24, 2011 | read full post »

The Phases of Writing (Adam McHugh)
If you've ever felt out of place among all the exciting, expressive, emotional enthusiasm of a contemporary church service...or an evangelist's demands that you need to constantly be sharing your faith boldly to strangers...if it simply wipes you out to be surrounded by people all the time,  then y

posted 7:46:00am May. 23, 2011 | read full post »

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